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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In an homage to the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway lit the Lillehammer Youth Winter Olympic cauldron to cap the Opening Ceremony on Friday night.
The princess’ father, Crown Prince Haakon, lit the 1994 Olympic cauldron in a very similar fashion (video here). Princess Ingrid Alexandra was born in 2004.
The Opening Ceremony, held outdoors at a ski jump (same venue as 1994) in sub-freezing temperatures, included a speech from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.
“I’m just a little bit too old to compete in the YOG,” Bach said, urging listeners to use the hashtag #IloveYOG during the nine-day Winter Games.
The ceremony included Olympic legends, such as 2010 figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim and eight-time Olympic cross-country champion Bjorn Daehlie carrying the Olympic flag.
Marit Bjoergen, a 10-time Olympic medalist cross-country skier, handed the Olympic flame to the princess.
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra will air coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. ET, plus daily coverage throughout the Winter Games. A full broadcast schedule is here.
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Tied with three seconds left, Alexander Lynggaard went for a gutsy shot from midcourt to win a French handball league match Thursday.
Watch the above video with no commentary, but check out the French commentary on the Instagram video from Lynggaard’s account below.
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