USA Gymnastics wants to see how you #WearYourMedal
When the AT&T American Cup takes place on March 7 inside AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, it will be just the third time that a gymnastics competition has been held in a football arena. To celebrate on Wednesday, March 4, USA Gymnastics is asking fans and athletes to show us how you #WearYourMedal by posting photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag. Selected images will be shown on the center-hung video board during the pre-show entertainment leading to competition at the AT&T American Cup.
Tickets for the 2015 AT&T American Cup are on sale and range in price from $35-$250. Tickets may be purchased online through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.comm or by calling (800) 745-3000. For group (10+ people) sales information, please call AT&T Stadium group sales at (817) 892-8688. Discounted tickets are also available through local gym clubs that participate in the Club Ticket Sales Program. For more information, go to attamericancup.com.
2015 marks the first time this iconic event has been held in a football stadium. Several past American Cup champions hail from the Dallas area: 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, who won the American Cup in 2006 and 2008; 2004 Olympic all-around champion Carly Patterson, who won the American Cup in 2003-04; three-time World champion Kurt Thomas, who won the American Cup in 1978-80; and 1991 World all-around champion and 1992 Olympic bronze-medalist Kim Zmeskal, who won the American Cup in 1990 and 1992.
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International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: gymnastics for all, men’s artistic, women’s artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, aerobic and acrobatic. It counts 142 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne, Switzerland, host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). For more information, go to www.fig-gymnastics.com.