INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 11, 2008 – At the last team competition before the 2008 Olympic Games, the USA’s top gymnasts talk about putting the team first and competing for the USA at the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships presented by Gillette Venus in the newest episode of "USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team," the online series available only on the AT&T blue room Team USA site (www.attblueroom.com/teamusa).
The U.S. Senior National Team Members who share their thoughts on the Pacific Rim Championships are: men – Alexander Artemev of Lakewood, Colo., Raj Bhavsar of Houston and Paul Hamm of Waukesha, Wis.; and women – Jana Bieger of Coconut Creek, Fla., Darlene Hill of Mt. Laurel, N.J., and Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas. Fans also get a peek into how the athletes spend their free time at events, which includes surfing the internet and playing video games.
U.S. Trampoline Senior National Team Members Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill., Chris Estrada of Lafayette, La., and Alaina Williams of Amarillo, Texas, give insight into the strength of the trampoline field and how a competition like the Pacific Rim Championships prepares them for the Olympic Games.
2004 Olympic all-around champion Carly Patterson also performed at the Pacific Rim Championships, singing her new single, "Temporary Life," in addition to signing autographs.
" USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team" is a joint initiative of USA Gymnastics and AT&T.
AT&T U-verse TV customers can watch the first sixteen episodes of "USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team" by accessing the U-verse VOD library.
Visitors to the AT&T blue room Team USA site can sign up to receive e-mail alerts when new " Behind the Team" episodes are launched. Visitors can also download a free, customizable USA Gymnastics Desktop Communicator. The Communicator includes an RSS news feed, alerts users to breaking gymnastics news, runs a countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, displays weather information for selected ZIP codes and showcases special promotions and offers.
The AT&T blue room Team USA site gives sports fans intimate access to U.S. Olympic Team hopefuls across a range of sports. AT&T is an official partner of USA Gymnastics.
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