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July 2, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous about […]

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December 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

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

Dominique Dawes is far removed from winning four medals – including a gold – in three Olympic Games between 1992 and 2000. Now 43 with four small children, the Silver Spring native is excited to be opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020. Dawes talked to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff […]

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December 17, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

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 […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Katie Ledecky to Throw Out First Pitch at Nationals/Orioles Game

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, a Montgomery County resident, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals/Orioles game on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Just last week, Ledecky returned to her Bethesda home from the Rio Olympics with five medals: four gold and one silver. On Monday, she visited with patients at […]

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November 12, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky Signs with Stanford (PHOTOS)

It’s official! Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky has signed with Stanford University. The Olympic gold medalist and world record holder was described by Stanford’s head coach, Greg Meehan, as “the best swimmer on the planet.” Ledecky is a senior at the Stone Ridge School. You can read more about her signing here. It’s official. Welcome to #NerdNation, […]

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August 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Catherine Ronan Karrels

“She is a Great Role Model” (Video)

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Head Catherine Ronan Karrels introduces Olympic Swimmer Katie Ledecky, a 15-year-old sophomore at Stone Ridge, to a crowd of  supporters at a recent Bethesda celebration. Take a look.

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August 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky

Olympian Katie Ledecky Shares a Story (Video)

Bethesda resident and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky talks about her coaches in this video clip and shares an inside story from the Olympic games in London. She also thanks her hometown fans for all their support. Watch this video for more. Ledecky, who is only 15-years old, is a sophomore at Stone Ridge […]

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August 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Roger Berliner Praises Olympians

“There is Something Magical About Sports” (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner delivers County Council proclamations to the three U.S. Olympic athletes from Bethesda. Take a look.

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August 28, 2012 | Staff Writer

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Bethesda Honors Hometown Olympians (Video)

The Olympics may be over but our local athletes are still the talk of the town. Three Bethesda-based Olympic athletes were celebrated by local officials and residents at the Bethesda Metro Center on August 24. Olympic Swimmer and Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky, Kayaker Scott Parsons and Rhythmic Gymnast Julie Zetlin were honored for their hard […]

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August 7, 2012 | Staff Writer

An Olympic Champion (Video)

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky (15) won the 800 meter freestyle and shattered a 23-year-old American record. Take a look at this video as she tries on her medal for friends and fans who greeted her at Dulles International Airport after weeks away.

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