Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/7/15
4b
Nastia Liukin, a current student at New York University, is trying to help grow the popularity of gymnastics in the United States. Yesterday, NBC Sports, Universal and USA Gymnastics announced an extension of their current broadcast rights deal. That includes Nastia Liukin Cup which was shown on Universal Sports on Feb. 28. Liukin won gold in the all-around at the 2008 Beijing Games, landing her many endorsements later, including the high profile Subway ads. “OMG? The Fritos go ON the sub?” Nastia Liukin, a dual Russian-U.S. citizen who was born in Moscow, is probably the most high profile ambassador for the sport right now. She serves in this role both metaphorically and literally. After failing to qualify for the London 2012 Summer Olympics (a nasty head bar situation derailed her chances, video here) Nastia Liukin signed on with NBC in a very limited capacity as a television host for those Summer Games. She provided coverage of the famous fab five: Mckayla Maroney, Gabby Dougla...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Bruce Jenner involved in serious car crash

Richie Incognito signs with Bills

Report: Kings in serious discussions with George Karl

A-Rod offered apartment to John Sterling after fire

Chris Paul fined for criticizing referee Lauren Holtkamp

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ndamukong Suh would love to play for Seahawks

Report: Bret Bielema gets two-year extension, raise

HS players charged with attempted rape

Adam Silver hints at new NBA playoff structure

NCAA to experiment with 30-second shot clock during NIT

Randle’s ex files protection order after alleged gun incident

WATCH: Arizona player tries to dunk, fails miserably

Kendrick Perkins suspended for head-butting Tyreke Evans

Barry Bonds bought himself a $20,000 bicycle

Jim Harbaugh takes veiled swipe at Ohio State

Why the Eagles make the most sense for Marcus Mariota

Five NFL sleeper teams to watch in 2015

WATCH: Anthony Davis hits game-winning 3-pointer

MLB, Fox still discussing details of in-market streaming

WATCH: Kurt Warner in "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship"

Lundqvist to miss three weeks with vascular injury

NFL fines four players for roles in Super Bowl brawl

Phoenix Suns put Twitter user on blast for sexist comment

Gymnastics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Richie Incognito signs with Bills

Harbaugh takes shot at Ohio State?

Chris Paul fined for criticizing referee

Suh wants to play for Seahawks?

Report: Bielema gets two-year extension

Durant puts up All-Star spot in game of one-on-one

Manfred has advice for HOF voters

Chris Pratt makes good on SB bet

Chris Paul rips rookie female ref

Karl interested in Magic job

Five candidates for NFL franchise tag

Memorable moments from NFL season

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.