Media Monday

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Olympian Dominique Dawes with Olympic Hopeful Aly Raisman

The US Olympic Committee had a Media Summit meeting for Team USA. Athletes from all different disciplines around the US were in attendance. The gymnasts were in interviews for over an hour and I imagine we'll start seeing a flurry of articles about the gymnasts that were in attendance. I believe the only male gymnasts in attendance were Jonathan Horton and John Orozco. On the female side, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Sabrina Vega, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, and Rebecca Bross were all in attendance. We'll also probably be seeing some new montages as the girls had a little video shoot with a green screen. You can find more pictures here and here from Aunt Joyce.

Articles are already starting to emerge from this media summit. I recommend that you follow @GymNewsTics on twitter if you have one as she/he tweets about gymnastics in the media often. Apparently, Nastia will compete at the Secret Classic but only on beam. Sadly, Rebecca Bross has given up the all around and will only be training bars and beam (source). This has made things a lot more interesting. Essentially, we have more bars specialist to choose from than I thought we would and fewer all around gymnasts.


In other news, gymnasts are appearing in magazines all over the place! Aly Raisman is in June's Vogue. Here is another picture she tweeted about it here. I don't know what you think about Aly and her toe point or whatever, but I really like the picture above. I think Tyra would be proud.

McKayla Maroney tweeted that she, Shawn Johnson, and Sabrina Vega can all be found in Glamour magazine this month. It's the magazine on the middle shelf, next to Oprah in the picture above.

There is also a new blog, USA Gymnastics Fansite, that is basically postings tons of pictures of the US gymnasts. Check it out as well!