September 4, 2008 – If you didn’t get enough gymanstics during the Olympics – you’re in luck. The Gymnastics Superstars Tour may be coming to an arena (or TV set) near you! This isn’t any old gymnastics tour – it’s a totally new way to see the greatest sport of the Summer Olympics – a high energy, no-holds barred Gymnastics Palooza!
A nationally televised special airing on MyNetwork TV on September 26th from 8:00-10:00pm (EST) will kick off the two-month 37-city trek across the United States featuring world class gymnastics and music from Disney’s hottest young recording artists.
All around women’s gymnastic gold medalist Nastia Liukin was among the first gymnasts to arrive in Reno this week for the launch of the 2008 tour.
Liukin and the other Olympic athletes were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at the Reno Tahoe International Airport. They took time to sign autographs and answer questions from fans.
“This show is really about giving back to our fans and thanking them for the support along our whole Olympic journey,” Liukin said.
Joining Liukin will be Beijing gold medalist Shawn Johnson, 2005 world champion Chellsie Memmel and Shannon Miller.
Jordan Pruitt, KSM and other music groups will also perform on the tour which kicks off in Reno 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Lawlor Events Center.