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Coach background checks common, but not foolproof

Dennis Champoux understands the scrutiny.

As an adult who works with young gymnasts, he anticipates the unspoken fears of parents as they prepare to entrust him with their children. 803 more words


Adorable 6-year-old gymnast retweeted by Simone Biles thanks her in sweet video

The Final Five will no doubt inspire countless American gymnasts after an unforgettable set of performances in Rio, but one lucky six-year-old actually caught the eye of Simone Biles. 128 more words

Rio Olympics

Mama Bear Rage by Proxy

I’ve absolutely had enough, and I’m on a mission to change things!

In case y’all haven’t seen, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas — a talented and highly decorated gymnast and member of… 714 more words

The Edge Of Nowhere

Kerri Walsh Jennings congratulates Simone Biles and Aly Raisman with a perfect tweet

Kerri Walsh Jennings, who is no stranger to standing on top of the winner’s podium herself, tweeted the best congratulatory message to Simone Biles and Aly Raisman after they won gold and silver in the women’s all-around, respectively. 185 more words

Rio Olympics

Young gymnasts build dreams on exploits of U.S. Olympic team

A dozen young gymnasts at Rebounders Gymnastics Center in Timonium took a break from practice Tuesday to watch the U.S. women’s gymnastics team tumble, twirl and jump toward an Olympic gold medal. 61 more words


Are adoptive parents 'parents'? Analyst's word choice sparks backlash.

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles was adopted by her grandparents, whom she refers to as her parents and calls Mom and Dad. During coverage of the Rio de Janeiro games, however, NBC analyst Al Trautwig did not see eye to eye. 82 more words

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Is it the end of a glorious era for US gymnastics?

On Tuesday night, the United States Women’s Gymnastics team won gold in a stunning victory at the team all-around competition, finishing a full eight points ahead of silver medal winner Russia. 90 more words

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