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The Olympics are over but you can still catch the “Fierce Five” and other members of USA Gymnastics in action in the 2012 Kellogg’s Tour of Champions. The tour is appearing in 40 cities across the US and showcases these amazing athletes in a non-competitive, more theatrical setting. There are lots of dance numbers, performances by multiple athletes at once, costumes, music, comedy and crowd interaction.
Below is a neat behind the scenes piece that was put together by Universal Sports:
I’m sure by now you have seen Nike’s “Find Your Greatness” ad campaign – the one that celebrates everyday athletes. I happen to love the part showing the little boy getting up the courage to jump off the diving platform. And I am sure you saw the Greatness Has Been Found shirts that the US Womens Soccer Team put on after their gold medal victory over Japan at the 2012 Olympics this week! Now you can get one of your own!
LOVE IT! Such a simple statement but such a powerful one not only for soccer fans but for the everyday athlete, too. I happen to love the Nike shirts that have been made over the past few years because they fit, they are comfortable and wash well.
Congratulations to Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Lauren Cheney and the rest of the US Women’s Olympic Soccer Team!
2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team will kick-off the Kellogg’s®Tour of Gymnastics Champions on Sept. 9 in Ontario, Calif. The 40-city tour runs through Nov. 18 and will make stops in cities big and small across the United States, including Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky., Hartford, Conn., Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn, N.Y., to name a few.
“The Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be unlike any previously produced,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “We plan to celebrate the many wonderful things gymnastics means to young people, along with showcasing some of the biggest names in the sport. Our fans will truly enjoy connecting with the U.S. Olympic team following their accomplishments in London.”
“USA Gymnastics has produced countless memorable moments throughout the history of the Olympic Games,” said Kellogg U.S. Morning Foods President David Denholm. ”Kellogg’s is excited to help bring the incredible athletes who create these moments to fans, even after the Games have ended, as part of our official partnership.”
Led by Tour spokesperson Liukin, the cast of gymnastics champions will be joined by local gymnasts at each tour stop. The Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions starts Sept. 9 in the Los Angeles area and ends on Nov. 18 in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.
For a full schedule: Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions or select from the city list below to go directly to TicketNetwork for ticket availability: