Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas out until 2015, at new gym

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Olympic all-around champion gymnast Gabby Douglas pushed back her competitive return until 2015, scrapping a plan to compete at the P&G Championships later this month.

Douglas, who hasn’t competed since winning two gold medals in London two years ago, has also joined a new gym in Ohio.

Images on social media last week showed Douglas working out at Buckeye Gymnastics.

Douglas, 18, left the coach that guided her to the Olympics, Liang Chow, in Iowa for the second time last month. They had reunited in April after she spent eight months in California.

“I wasn’t looking to leave Iowa, but I was placed in a position where I had to make a decision to find another coach,” Douglas said, according to The Associated Press. “Even though I have had to make that change, I’m committed to working hard to be a part of the 2016 Rio Olympic Team.”

When she was with Chow, Douglas said she planned on competing at the P&G Championships, which are in three weeks in Pittsburgh.

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Boules bids for 2024 Olympic inclusion

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 (AP) — The sport of boules has launched a bid to be included in the 2024 Olympics.

The Bowls Sports World Confederation, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is campaigning on behalf of three disciplines: the French petanque, the Boule Lyonnaise and the Raffa, a version of the game popular in Italy.

According to the international world games association, about 20 million people regularly play boules in France and Italy, and more than 2 million players are licensed in 150 other countries.

Under new IOC rules, Olympic host cities can propose the addition of one or more sports to their games. Paris and Rome are among the five cities bidding for the 2024 Games, along with Los Angeles, Budapest and Hamburg.

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South Korean rhythmic gymnast throws another acrobatic first pitch (video)

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South Korean Olympic gymnast Shin Soo-ji made a triumphant return to the mound over the weekend and outdid her acrobatic 2013 first pitch.

Shin, who finished 12th in rhythmic gymnastics at Beijing 2008, added another gymnastics move to her wind-up before tossing a little bit high.

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