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Olympic hopes slip away for Liukin

Updated: June 30, 2012, 2:24 AM ET
By Michelle Smith | espnw

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nastia Liukin insists she isn't in San Jose for herself.

She said she came here knowing she would not be able to relive the glory of 2008, when she was the Olympic all-around champion in Beijing.

Liukin said she wanted to help the U.S. team in whatever way she could. Her presence certainly made sponsors and spectators happy. But she might have to settle for rooting from the sidelines from here on out.

Liukin's attempt at a comeback fizzled ...

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