As rumored on the Houston Chronicle and Fox 26 Sports on Monday, the Karolyi Ranch has been officially named as a U.S. Olympic Training Site by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) in conjunction with USA Gymnastics. The new USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center will serve as the official training site for women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, tumbling and acrobatic gymnastics.
President of USA Gymnastics Steve Penny said today:
“We know this is an effective training location,” .
“The success of our women’s team since 2000 is a strong indication of the team values that are created at the Ranch, and we are proud to provide this training environment to our top athletes in rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling.”
Bela Karolyi himself in response said:
“We are very proud of this recognition and look forward to working with USA Gymnastics and the USOC as we prepare for London and beyond,”
. “Both Martha and I want to create a meaningful legacy for USA Gymnastics, and this relationship allows us to accomplish that.”
“London and beyond”… wasn’t Marta hoping to retire after London 2012? Interesting…
Read more about the announcement today on USA Gymnastics