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posted on 06/13/2007
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 13, 2007 Acaa The second and third episodes of the original online series, “USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team,” following the path of the nation’s top gymnasts as they prepare to represent the U.S. on the world stage, are now available exclusively on the AT&T blue room site (  “USA Gymnastics:  Behind the Team” is a joint initiative of USA Gymnastics and AT&T.  
Episodes two and three highlight the impetus for and the creation of the women’s current semi-centralized training system.  The USA is the only country in the world to win women’s team medals at every World Championships and Olympic Games from 2001 to the present.
Implemented by USA Gymnastics just nine months before the 2000 Olympic Games, the program was the brainchild of Bela Karolyi.  Through the cooperation of the entire national coaching staff, the system is fully embraced, and currently under the guidance of Martha Karolyi.  The success and podium finishes of the women's team at the 2003 World Championships, the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 World Championships are indications of the training system's viability that is unique in the world of gymnastics.  
The two episodes include interviews with 1984 Olympic champion Mary Lou Retton and legendary gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi, along with national team coaches Mary Lee Tracy, Donna Strauss, Kelli Hill and others.  
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 the USA Gymnastics.