Tour of Champions Takes USA Gymnastics Team Around Nation
The gymnastics journey is not over yet for a large number of the American gymnasts.
Team USA fans have the opportunity to watch the gymnasts perform live on American soil during the 2012 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. The tour kicks off Sept. 8 in San Jose, California, and runs until Nov. 18.
The gymnasts are not competing for medals this time around, instead showcasing their talents and skills.
All of the "Fab Five" of the 2012 gold medal team are scheduled to participate in the tour, along with 2012 Olympic alternates Elizabeth Price and Sarah Finnegan, 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and six other well-known American gymnasts.
The gold medalists will also be featured on a special-edition box of Kellogg’s cereal.
"The women's team made history last week becoming the first team to capture gold since the 1996 Olympic Games," said USA Gymnastics President, Steve Penny in a press release. "We're thrilled that the success of the team can be celebrated with consumers everywhere with the special-edition box of Kellogg Corn Flakes. Fans will also be able to see the women's team and other gymnastic stars in action this fall as part of the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics."
On the men’s side, Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton and John Orozco from the 2012 men’s Olympic team are scheduled to participate, along with all three alternates (Steven Legendre, Chris Brooks and Alexander Naddour). Five other men’s seniors national team members are on the cast list.
According to usagym.org, the acrobatic, rhythmic and trampoline athletes on the tour are yet to be announced.
The cast will vary from stop to stop depending on athletes' personal obligations. The tour stops at forty major cities, including a large number of the gymnasts' hometowns.
Local area gymnasts have the opportunity to participate when the tour comes to their town.
For more information on the show and the different stops, visit the tour website.
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