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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. The reigning world champion is the first woman to stick the landing after two flips and three full twists. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Katelyn Ohashi of UCLA during an NCAA college gymnastics match on Jan. 4 in Los Angeles. Ben Liebenberg/AP hide caption

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UCLA Coach Helps Star Gymnast Find Her Way Back To A Sport She Loves

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Many in the parkour community are resisting attempts by the International Gymnastics Federation to bring the sport under its umbrella. Here, Johan Tonnoir practices parkour in Paris in May. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Simone Biles of the U.S. shows her gold medal after the women's vault final at the gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, last week. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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Olympic Officials Move To Dump USA Gymnastics As Organizers Of Olympic Athletes

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USA Gymnastics hired Mary Bono as interim president and chief executive officer on Friday. But after intense criticism from many of the sport's biggest stars, Bono tendered her resignation on Tuesday. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Debbie Van Horn was arrested Thursday at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and booked into the Walker County Jail on Thursday. Walker County Jail via Reuters hide caption

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Eight-year-old Adele at Silver Stars in Maryland. "Gymnastics is her life," her mother Lowrey Redmond says. Courtesy of Lowrey Redmond hide caption

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'It's Up To All Of Us': Parents Of Young Gymnasts Respond To Nassar Abuse Scandal

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Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar is seen in court on June 23 in Mason, Mich., as he stood trial on multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Nassar has pleaded guilty and faces decades in prison. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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McKayla Maroney stands on the podium at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She says a team doctor molested her for years, including during the Olympics. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday it will adopt new policies to better protect its athletes from abuse. Steve Penny, the organization's former president and CEO, is seen here in 2011. Bob Levey/Getty Images for Hilton hide caption

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Steve Penny, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, welcomes guests and media in Huntsville, Texas, in 2011. Penny resigned Thursday, amid accusations that his organization ignored the sexual abuse of children by adults working in the sport. Bob Levey/Getty Images for Hilton hide caption

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From March 11: USA Gymnastics Head Pressured To Resign Over Sexual Abuse Scandal

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Kristin Armstrong won Olympic gold in the cycling time trial the day before she turned 43. Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

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Japan's Kohei Uchimura performs on the horizontal bar during men's individual all-around final on Wednesday. Uchimura, widely considered to be the best male gymnast ever, repeated as the gold medalist in the event. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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(Left to right) Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas celebrate after winning the winning the gold medal in women's gymnastics on Tuesday. David Ramos / Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky holds up her gold medal after winning the women's 800-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Games in London. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford: Olympic Swimmer Ledecky Is This Century's Perfect 10

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Simone Biles took first place overall in the U.S. women's gymnastics championships on June 26 in St. Louis. Biles is expected to win several gold medals in the Olympics. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

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Ten-year-old Jake Herrera and his Los Angeles team run around the diamond as a warmup for baseball practice. Benjamin B. Morris for NPR hide caption

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Benefits Of Sports To A Child's Mind And Heart All Part Of The Game

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