Oregon State’s NEW Facility

I love Oregon State. But I love them even more in this fantastic new Gym.

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ROC (Russian Olympic Committee)

Due to state-backed doping, approved by Putin (I assume), “Russia” will not be competing in Tokyo.

I am happy the athletes were not banned outright as, of course, many did not dope.

… a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling from December which barred Russia’s name, flag, anthem and other national symbols in a package of sanctions over what it deemed Russia’s failure to turn over accurate data from the Moscow drug-testing laboratory.

The team in Tokyo will be officially known not as “Russia,” but as “ROC”, for Russian Olympic Committee. …

Russian athletes had similar limits on their uniforms and symbols at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang …

Russia’s flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

Ellie Black and Tokyo

Ellie is one of the Olympians featured in a new series by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Click through to CBC to watch it.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on Twitter.

MyKayla’s recovery from COVID

‘My body is super weak:’ COVID-19 slows Ute gymnast MyKayla Skinner’s quest for Olympics

Coronavirus bout turned into pneumonia, which put her in the hospital

Salt Lake Tribune

In this video she tells the sucky story of her getting pneumonia after COVID.

She’s going back to training soon.

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Kohei – 2014 Floor

I’d argue Kohei Uchimura singled handedly reinvented how male gymnasts land.

Easily the best in the world in his prime, many emulated Kohei’s exaggerated technique.

I love it as he turned the science of safely reducing huge impact forces to zero into an art form.

At the same time WAG was foolishly deducting low chest position. Dangerous!

Of his many stuck routines over many years, Blythe chose this as one of her decade-defining routines.

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NCAA WAG highest surgery incidence rate

Women’s gymnastics, men’s football, and men’s and women’s basketball are NCAA sports with an elevated risk of injury requiring of surgery.

The results from this study can guide the NCAA and providers regarding which sports should be the focus of future research, new injury prevention strategies, and healthcare personnel allocation during events.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine

Surgery rates among 25 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports from 2005-14.

ACL tears most likely to stop return to sport.

We’ve got to do more to protect knees.