Dominique Dawes to Open Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg

Twenty-three years removed from her days as a gold medal-winning gymnast with the U.S. Olympic team in the 1996 Atlanta Games, Dominique Dawes still can’t stop moving. As a mother of four small children, there is little time to reminisce about the old days. But Dawes is still making a positive impact in the world of gymnastics, a sport that was rocked by a sexual abuse scandal involving former U.S. Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar that effected hundreds of gymnasts.

Recently Dawes announced that she will be opening a new gymnastics academy in Clarksburg, less than 30 miles from where she grew up in Silver Spring. Dawes, now 43, stopped by MyMCMedia Tuesday with one of her kids to talk about this new, exciting and important venture.

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Much more from Dawes in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous podcast:

MoCo’s Most Famous: Former Olympian Dominique Dawes On Gymnastics Scandal and New Academy


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Joe Yasharoff is MCM's Director of Content and Operations. He is also an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Previously, Joe was the Managing Editor at NBC Sports Washington and Executive Sports Producer at FOX5 (WTTG-TV). He hosts the MoCo's Most Famous podcast for MCM.


2 Responses to “Dominique Dawes to Open Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg”

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    On December 18, 2019 at 11:33 am responded with... #

    Having a Gymnastics Academy is great news if its affordable, the upper county needs to offer more affordable activities and some type of activity for 15-21 males as well.

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    On December 18, 2019 at 3:38 pm responded with... #

    Best wishes in this new gym. From Tony and Toba Hausner

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