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‘Magnificent Seven’ Olympic flashback on 20th anniversary

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Twenty years ago, seven U.S. teenagers earned the first U.S. Olympic women’s team title, inspiring many of the gymnasts who have now turned America into a burgeoning dynasty in the sport.

Amanda BordenAmy ChowDominique DawesShannon MillerDominique MoceanuJaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug took gold in the Georgia Dome on July 23, 1996.

Today, NBCOlympics.com pays tribute. LINKS:

HOMEPAGE
Celebrate the 20-year anniversary

ARTICLES
Magnificent Seven:
Where are they now? | 20-year reunion
Dawes: ‘We’re getting old, and it’s awesome’
Miller: ‘Hopefully we continue to inspire’
Strug: ‘The day my life changed’

Fast Facts: 20 things you didn’t know about the Mag Seven
Quiz:
How well do you know the Magnificent Seven?

ROUTINE VIDEOS
Amanda Borden on Balance Beam
Amy Chow on Uneven Bars
Dominique Dawes on Uneven Bars

Shannon Miller on Balance Beam

Dominique Moceanu on Floor Exercise
Jaycie Phelps on Floor Exercise
Kerri Strug on Vault

Bonus: Medal Ceremony Video
Bonus: Olympians commentate Strug’s iconic vault

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Magnificent Seven to highlight Parade of Olympians at gymnastics trials

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Earlier this year, USA Gymnastics invited all 198 of its living Olympians and Olympic alternates to convene for a reunion at the U.S. Olympic women’s team trials July 8-10 in San Jose, Calif. Around 130 are expected to attend.

Featured among that group will be the Magnificent Seven: Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug. The darlings of the 1996 Atlanta Games, they were the first female gymnasts from the U.S. to capture the Olympic team gold medal.

Many of the women became household names around the country, especially Strug. Her vault performance on an injured ankle remains etched in many minds, including many Olympians’.

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Borden and Strug said earlier this year that they don’t think all seven of their teammates have been together since 2008, when the Magnificent Seven was honored during a U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame induction. They were hoping to reunite at least once in 2016 to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their triumphant achievement, and now they will.

A Parade of Olympians will take place in San Jose on July 9, and is expected to also include past Olympic champions Tim Daggett, Mary Lou Retton, Paul Hamm, Carly Patterson, Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin.

The 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team will be announced July 10.

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Cam Newton’s show on Nickelodeon features several Olympic champions

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Olympic champions Dominique Dawes, Dawn Harper-NelsonLisa LeslieMariel Zagunis and U.S. water polo players will be featured on Cam Newton‘s Nickelodeon series, “All in with Cam Newton,” premiering June 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

The 20-episode, weekly series “pairs kids with unique mentors who lend their expertise in a variety of fields,” according to a press release.

Nickelodeon did not release when specific episodes with Olympians will air.

An extended trailer for the series can be viewed here.

Olympians’ involvement was first teased by an image of Newton playing water polo on his Instagram on April 4.

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