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  1. Teens lead U.S. to gymnastics gold


    A group of teenagers gave the United States its first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996. High school-aged stars Gabby Douglas, 16, Jordyn Wieber, 17, McKayla Maroney, 16, Aly Raisman, 18, and Kyla Ross, 15, lived up to the hype and ca...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  2. Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber finish 1-2


    The United States will be in good teenage hands at the London Olympics. Gabby Douglas, 16, beat world champion Jordyn Wieber, also 16, for the first time Sunday night at the Olympic trials in San Jose, Calif. Wieber had been the favorite to win th...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  3. 40 greatest female athletes: Mary Lou Retton


    ESPN is marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX by unveiling the top 40 female athletes of the past 40 years. Mary Lou Retton was only 16 when she not only captivated the gymnastics world, but also transformed it. At the 1984 Los Angeles Olymp...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  4. Wieber Fever hits as Olympics approach


    Jordyn Wieber tries to keep a low profile. She takes English and nutrition classes at DeWitt (Mich.), attends school dances and finds time to cheer on her brother, Ryan, DeWitt's star quarterback. But after winning the all-around gold medal at...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  5. After winning a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Sam...

    Mike Grimala

    After winning a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Samantha Peszek of Cathedral (Indianapolis, Ind.) is enjoying a well-deserved victory lap before moving on to the next stage of her gymnastics career, writes Mike Grimala.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2010
  6. Olympics give "small" sports big boost

    Chad Konecky

    Every two years, the Olympic Games provide "smaller" sports with increased exposure, helping high school teams fill out their rosters. But not every sport seems to enjoy a participation boost.

    AssociateStory | September 01, 2000