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Nastia Liukin and Blaine Wilson inducted into USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame

8.27.14

Congratulations to Nastia Liukin and Blaine Wilson for being inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh, PA this past Friday. We are proud of their accomplishments in both their careers and everyday lives! (read more)

Chow’s Gym Might Be The Next USA Olympic Dynasty

8.25.14

Liang Chow at P&G Championships

USA TODAY

Liang Chow’s gymnasts are coming home with some hardware.

Again.

Norah Flatley was third in the junior all-around at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, and her two teammates also finished in the top eight. Flatley, Alexis Vasquez and Victoria Nguyen each won an individual event medal, too.

“It was a good day for the Chow family,” Chow said, beaming.

It usually is. (read more)

AT&T Stadium in Texas to host 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup

8.18.14

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Inside The Games

The sixth edition of the Nastia Liukin Cup will take place on its biggest stage yet, when the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas hosts the event in March next year.

Home of the Dallas Cowboys American football franchise, the 80,000 capacity AT&T Stadium will host the event on March 6, which will be followed the next day by the AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event featuring some of the world’s top gymnasts.

First launched in 2010 by former Olympic gold medal winner Liukin and USA Gymnastics, the Nastia Liukin Cup is an annual artistic gymnastics competition for promising junior and senior female athletes in the US. (read more)

USA Luge Star, Erin Hamlin, Helps With Hometown Slider Search

8.17.14

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The Republic

USA Luge is on its annual search for new sliders, and after stops in New York City, Maryland, Illinois and California the team is making a visit to upstate New York.

The national organization is holding recruitment clinics this weekend in Utica.

The Slider Search tour uses sleds on wheels and discovered Erin Hamlin in 1999 at the age of 12. Hamlin, who grew up just north of Utica in Remsen, is now a three-time Olympian, former world champion, and won the bronze medal in women’s singles at the Sochi Olympics. (read more)

Ready for Rio: The Defending Champions

8.9.14

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Team USA

At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Team USA athletes won 46 events. This translated to 127 different U.S. athletes coming home with gold medals in their pockets — and 10 U.S. Olympians had more than just one.

For diver David Boudia, it was the culmination of a dream that began in 1996 while he watched the Opening Ceremony of the Atlanta Olympic Games on TV. At the time, he was a 7-year-old gymnast. Little did he know that he would win his Olympic gold medal in men’s 10-meter platform diving, a sport he discovered at age 11 because he was burned out on gymnastics. For someone who wanted to defy gravity and be acrobatic, it was the perfect fit. (read more)