In an article in USA Today, two-time Olympians Paul and Morgan Hamm announced their intention to return to competitive gymnastics with the goal of making the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Along with three-time Olympian Blaine Wilson, who announced his return late last year, the three will train at Ohio State University with Miles Avery.

“Paul, Morgan and Blaine bring a lot to the table,” Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, told USA Today. “We have seen that veteran leadership, talent and the ability to perform under pressure are all factors among the top teams in the world. Each of these athletes is a proven winner and could have a significant impact on the men’s program.”
At the 2004 Olympic Games, Paul Hamm became the first U.S. male to win the Olympic all-around title. Both Hamms and Wilson were members of the men’s team that won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Athens, the best men’s team Olympic showing since 1984. Paul and Morgan Hamm were on the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Teams, and Wilson was on the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic squads.
Morgan will graduate in March with a degree in exercise science; he plans on attending chiropractic school after the 2008 Olympic Games. Paul will graduate with an accounting degree in June. Wilson just returned to Columbus after living and coaching in Southern California.
The Hamms decided to take a hiatus from competitive gymnastics in June 2005. Wilson announced his retirement in August 2005.