Analyzing the intersection of artistic gymnastics, the Olympic Games, social media and digital culture

Double Front has Moved!

February 2, 2011


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Live Updates of Utah, UCLA and Oklahoma Meets

January 27, 2011


OSU gym

This Friday night the top ranked women’s teams continue their quest to the NCAA Championships. Follow live updates of these Friday night meets on Facebook and Twitter: Utah vs Stanford 7PM MT/8PM CT Oregon State vs UCLA 7PM PT/9PM CT Washington vs Oklahoma 7PM PT/9PM CT The complete list of meets can be found here. […]

Free Live Video of Today’s Oklahoma @ TWU Meet

January 23, 2011


OU Ferguson

The Oklahoma Sooners are in the Lone Star State to compete against the Texas Woman’s Pioneers today, Sunday January 23 at 4pm CT. The Sooners narrowly defeated Oregon State at the quad meet in Norman Friday night. Free live streaming video of today’s competition is available from the TWU Athletics website. Good luck to both […]

US Women Head to National Team Training Camp

January 23, 2011


Training Camp

Several US national team members—including Sacramone, Sloan and Larson—have tweeted about heading to the National Team Training Camp in Houston. The team meets several times a year for verification—a series of mini competitions and assessments. In the year before the Olympics, many gymnasts are rededicating themselves to the sport in hopes of being a 2012 […]

Live Updates of Oklahoma, Penn State Meets

January 21, 2011



There are several great college meets this weekend. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates of the Oklahoma and Penn State games. The Oklahoma quad meet starts at 7PM CT Friday, January 21. Oklahoma hosts Oregon State, Centenary and Denver. On Saturday January 22, we’re reporting the University of New Hampshire at Penn […]

2011 Nadia Comaneci International Invitational

January 19, 2011



This year’s Nadia Comaneci International Invitational is February 11-13 in Oklahoma City in the Cox Arena. The featured event—the international competition February 12—will include gymnasts from Romania, Ukraine, Canada and Australia. Last year’s winner Canadian Kristina Vaculik now competes for Stanford. The Invitational is part of the Bart and Nadia Sports and Health Festival. The […]

Posted in: US

Mustafina, Uchimura Confirmed for American Cup

January 18, 2011



The 2011 AT&T American Cup will feature World All Around Champions Aliya Mustafina and Kohei Uchimura. The star-studded field also includes World medalists Jon Horton, Alexandra Raisman, Lauren Mitchell and Phillip Boy. The level of gymnastics at this competition will be exceptionally high. If Mustafina continues her gold medal winning streak, she will become the […]

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Live Updates of NCAA Gymnastics Meets 1/14-1/15

January 14, 2011


UCLA pic

This weekend, I’m watching the live webcasts of these meets and will provide updates on Twitter and Facebook: Friday, January 14 Oklahoma @ North Carolina State 7PM ET/6PM CT Saturday, January 15 Utah @ Georgia 4PM ET/3PM CT As I discussed in this post, you can purchase a monthly subscription through CBS Sports […]

Importance of Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup

January 11, 2011



The 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup and the 2011 AT&T American Cup will be held March 4-5 in Jacksonville, Florida. Qualification events for the 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup begin this weekend. Last year was the inaugural competition of the Supergirl Cup, a unique event featuring US athletes from the Junior Olympic program. The Junior […]

Time Correction: Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular

January 9, 2011



Today’s Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular is at 4pm EST/3pm CT on NBC. Apologizes for the typo! Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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TODAY: Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular

January 9, 2011


Nastia Gala

Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular today, January 9, on NBC at 4pm EST/3pm CT. Featuring gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Jonathan Horton and figure skaters Evan Lysacek and Rachel Flatt. Also featuring World Champion (and fellow Sooner) Holly Vise. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Posted in: liukin, Media, Television

Double Front Post Mentioned in Gymnastics Coaching

January 7, 2011


USA Team

A recent Double Front article, A New Year, A New US Women’s Team was referenced in today’s Gymnastics Coaching post USA Best Disciplined Gymnasts. Many pundits right now are a bit negative on the odds of the USA winning the 2012 Olympics. Some of the national team are injured. Or “on holiday” in Colorado. (Update: […]

Posted in: Gymnastics Coaching, US

Live Streaming of 2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics

January 7, 2011


Holly Vise

The 2011 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics season starts today. USA Gymnastics has provided a weekly schedule of the meets. My favorite NCAA team, number four ranked University of Oklahoma, hosts the Arkansas Gymbacks tonight  in Norman, OK. The event will be broadcast live on To watch streaming CBS Sports events , you must create an […]

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A New Year, A New US Women’s Team

January 5, 2011


US Women

The US Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team is deteriorating. Several members of the US women’s senior team have decided to pursue college gymnastics. With the announcement of Cassie Whitcomb’s retirement from elite competition, I am concerned about the US women’s program. It takes strength and depth as a team to be competitive at international competitions. With […]

Posted in: College, US

What Happened to US Television Coverage of the European Championships?

January 3, 2011


Europeans Pic 3

What happened to US television coverage of the European Gymnastics Championships? This is a question I’ve been asking myself although I’m sure the reason is cost and perceived lack of interest in the broadcasts. The Europeans were broadcast in the US for years but currently are not. I, for one, would love to see Europe’s […]

Top 10 of 2010: Gymnastics Events, Media and Technology

December 31, 2010


porgras beam

Happy New Year! Double Front is excited to usher in a new year of gymnastics meets, sports blogging and opportunities. Thanks to my friends, including fellow gymnastics fans and bloggers, for supporting this site. And another special thanks to Katie from Full Twist for mentioning Double Front in her Full Twist Best of 2010 post. […]

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Virtual Gymnastics Communities, Part I

December 28, 2010


Thank you to all the gymnastics bloggers and fans that have supported the debut of Double Front.  Special thanks to Katie from Full Twist and Rick from Gymnastics Coaching for featuring Double Front on their own gymnastics blogs. The successful launch of Double Front has provided me with more insight into virtual gymnastics communities. I […]

London 2012 Gymnastics Coin

December 27, 2010


Coin Pic Official

A great holiday gift arrived in the mail a few days ago—a London 2012 Gymnastics commemorative coin. Earlier this month, I entered a contest from Full Twist for a chance to win the coin. To be eligible, I had to answer the question: What is your favorite or memorable gymnastics moment from any Olympics? My […]


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