INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 27, 2008 – Despite their busy schedules in 2008, the USA’s top gymnasts still find time to relax by watching movies, spending time with friends and family, or playing golf, piano or video games. Fans hear first-hand what they do in their free time 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).
From chipping golf balls in their backyard to playing table tennis to cooking healthy meals, Raj Bhavsar of Houston, Sean Golden of Camden, N.J., and Sean Townsend of Dickinson, Texas, always have fun at the house they share in Houston. Chellsie Memmel of West Allis, Wis., relaxes at her family’s lake house where she swims, fishes and rides bikes. Justin Spring of Burke, Va., works as an assistant coach at the University of Illinois for the men’s gymnastics team when he is not training.
Fans also get a peek into the pastimes of Alexander Artemev of Lakewood, Colo., Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Ashley Priess of Hamilton, Ohio.
"USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team" is a joint initiative of USA Gymnastics and AT&T.
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.