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Gymnast Aly Raisman ‘Excited For Opportunity’ To Compete In Rio Olympics

U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman is going for gold — again. NESN.com’s Courtney Cox caught up with Raisman before her last practice in the states, and the Olympic veteran was laser-focused. Check out the video above to learn more about the Massachusetts native as she prepares for her second Olympic Games in Rio.
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. gymnast John Orozco out of Rio Olympics with knee injury

John Orozco's resilience helped the gymnast qualify for a second U.S. Olympic team. He'll need to rely on it yet again if he wants to keep competing in his star-crossed career.Orozco tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for a second time during training this week and will miss the Rio Games. The 23-year-old injured the knee during a high bar dismount and an MRI exam...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas: 'I love a challenge, so I'm taking it'

With the Rio Olympics in sight, an older and wiser Gabby Douglas is working hard to defend the all-around gold she won four years ago in London.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Aly Raisman earns her spot on US Olympic gymnastics team

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) As the red, white and blue confetti fell inside the SAP Center on Sunday night, Aly Raisman reached out her right hand and called for her fellow new U.S. Olympians to join in on a quick team cheer. At 22, they call Raisman ''Grandma.'' And this determined, ultra-focused grandmother gymnast will be leading the Americans into another Olympics with all the kids...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: Mike Breen, Nastia Liukin, Albert Breer

ESPN has extended its lead NBA voice. In other news, Nastia Liukin will call Olympic gymnastics for NBC, and NFL Network reportedly suspended Albert Breer for the last few weeks of his contract. ESPN Extends Breen ESPN has reached a multi-year contract extension with its lead NBA play-by-play voice Mike Breen, the network announced Wednesday. [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas' Olympic comeback bid is getting the reality TV treatment

NEW YORK -- Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas is inviting the world along for the ride in her quest for history.Douglas and her family will star in the upcoming docu-series "Douglas Family Gold," which chronicles the 20-year-old's bid to become the first woman in nearly 50 years to repeat as the Olympic all-around gold medalist.The series debuts May 25 on the Oxygen Network...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

McKayla Maroney retires from competitive gymnastics

McKayla Maroney isn’t exactly hanging up her leotard — she’s just stepping away from competitive gymnastics. The former Team USA athlete and member of the 2012 “Fab Five” gold medal-winning Olympic team also captured an individual Olympic silver medal in the vault. “I don’t want anybody to think that McKayla is retiring,” Maroney said on the “Gymnastic” podcast...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

U.S. Gymnast Simone Biles Runs From Bee On Medal Podium (Video)

Simone Biles can do vault, the balance beam and the uneven bars, but she doesn’t do bees. On Friday, the 17-year-old won her second consecutive all-around title at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championship, but barely had time to celebrate her achievement on the medal podium before a bee started causing havoc. After the trio of winners were presented wit their medals and...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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