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Flipping Out Over The Return Of Gabby Douglas And Aly Raisman

November, 26, 2014

The Fierce Five dominated the competition and the headlines with their masterful gold-medal performances and adorable personalities at the 2012 London Olympics. With apologies to McKayla Maroney and her “not impressed” face, two members of the team emerged as the biggest stars of the gym -- all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas and floor gold medalist Aly Raisman. Since the Games, the two have been largely absent from competition as they focused on other projects.

But not anymore.

It was announced on Tuesday that both Douglas and Raisman will be added to the U.S. women's national gymnastics team this month. They helped spread the word of their return on Twitter with a pretty awesome announcement via Associated Press writer Will Graves.

They’re baaccccccccck!

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Aly Raisman, Caroline Wozniacki Join Fight Against Sexual Assault

November, 18, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki and Aly Raisman teamed up with SB Nation and a handful of other professional athletes for a public service announcement called “It’s On Us.” Released on Monday, the spot urges viewers to help do their part to stop sexual assault. It’s the latest in a string of clips for the campaign, which has been publicly backed by President Barack Obama, and joins other entities like the SEC, the Oregon athletic department and the U.S. Military Academy that have also produced videos.

Now let’s just hope all these influential people and institutions can actually help get this crucial message across.

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Kids in the Hall

August, 15, 2013
DouglasRay Tamarra/Getty ImagesThe Fierce Five (from left, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas and McKayla Maroney) will enter the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Thursday.

Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney start competition today at the 2013 U.S. gymnastics championships in Hartford, Conn. The two are part of the Fierce Five, which won the gold medal in gymnastics at the London Olympics last summer. The group, which also includes Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber, will be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame today along with the 2007 world championship team. The Fierce Five made history in London as they became the first U.S. gymnastics team to win gold since Atlanta's Magnificent Seven in 1996.