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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

After a question-and-answer program before the show with fans, Rio Olympics gold medalist Laurie Hernandez high-fives local gymnasts. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Olympic gymnasts amaze Spokane fans

There were no perfect scores Thursday night at the Spokane Arena, only perfect moments. Judges were in attendance, all right – 4,716 of them, who measured their approval in decibels for America’s gymnastics heroes in their first major exhibition since ...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016

MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016

Gabby Douglas will be among the performers appearing Thursday night at the Spokane Arena as part of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)

Olympic gymnasts bring their act to Spokane

When America’s finest gymnasts vault into town Thursday night, Gabby Douglas will take a long look around the Spokane Arena. Somewhere in the stands, there might be another wide-eyed young girl – much like Douglas herself just 12 years ago ...

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SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2016

THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016

TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016

MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2016

SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2016

United States’ Gabby Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday. (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)

Douglas proves she belongs, and accepts defeat with grace

RIO DE JANEIRO – Gabby Douglas watched Aly Raisman stick the dismount on the beam, then rose from her seat and gave her American teammate a big hug. Never mind that Raisman’s success in Olympic qualifying Sunday ensured that Douglas couldn’t defend the all-around title she won in London four years ago. Douglas had shaken off a sub-par performance at the Olympic trials and quieted critics who were convinced she didn’t deserve to make this team.

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