Olympic Athletes

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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August 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Public Libraries Celebrating Local Olympic Athletes (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are celebrating local Olympic athletes by setting up stations for residents to send fan mail and messages. MCPL Director Parker Hamilton explains the stations in this video: According to a news release, four of the 11 athletes on the 2016 U.S. Olympic roster have roots in Montgomery County. Jack Conger from […]

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