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US Women Head to National Team Training Camp

January 23, 2011

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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 […]

London 2012 Gymnastics Coin

December 27, 2010

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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 […]

What’s a Double Front?

December 22, 2010

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A library colleague asked me this question yesterday after I introduced her to the blog. Gymnastics fans—you know what a double front is. For those new to gymnastics, a double front is a forward flip (or salto) in the tucked or piked position with two rotations.  This skill is performed on the floor exercise, as […]