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Olympian Laurie Hernandez Joins Dancing with the Stars: My Dad Always Said 'You're Gonna Be on There One Day'

Originally posted 08/30/2016 08:45AM

Laurie Hernandez has already gone for the gold as a gymnast at the Olympics, but now she's vying for the Mirrorball Trophy.

"I'm so excited! I can't wait to do the jive," the 16-year-old tells PEOPLE of joining season 23 of Dancing with the Stars.

Joining the new cast of the ABC reality dance competition is a full-circle moment for the gymnast, who grew up in New Jersey watching the show with her dad.

"My dad and I love to watch the show together. He used to tap me on the shoulder and say, 'You're gonna be on there one day,' " she recalls. "I would just tell him, 'Oh, stop. You're being silly.' Now he's like, 'I told you!' He’s so excited."

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Hope Solo on the Moment She Is Suspended for Olympics Outburst: 'Seventeen F------ Years and It's Over'

Originally posted 08/30/2016 07:55AM

No matter how you feel about Hope Solo's recent six-month suspension from U.S. Women's Soccer, it's difficult not to be moved by the footage showing her stunned, tearful reaction immediately after receiving the news that her storied career is possibly finished.

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Summer Olympics 2016

Venus Williams Opens Up About Shocking Olympic Upset with Sister Serena: 'We Couldn't Do It That Day'

Originally posted 08/29/2016 10:00AM

Venus Williams is opening up about one of the Rio Olympics' most shocking upsets.

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Is Laurie Hernandez Joining the New Season of Dancing with the Stars?

Summer Olympics 2016

Is Laurie Hernandez Joining the New Season of Dancing with the Stars?

Originally posted 08/28/2016 05:35PM

Is Laurie Hernandez going for the Mirror Ball?

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Summer Olympics 2016

Two Olympians Did Not Return Home to Guinea After Competing in Rio: Report

Originally posted 08/27/2016 05:45PM

Two Olympians reportedly did not make it back home to Guinea.

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Hometown Hero! Aly Raisman Celebrates Her Return to the U.S. with 'Aly Raisman Day'

Summer Olympics 2016

Hometown Hero! Aly Raisman Celebrates Her Return to the U.S. with 'Aly Raisman Day'

Originally posted 08/27/2016 04:20PM

Aly Raisman just got another title.

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Summer Olympics 2016

Polish Olympian Auctions Off His Silver Medal to Pay for a Young Boy's Medical Bills

Originally posted 08/27/2016 10:40AM

For one Olympian, helping someone in need outweighed holding onto his new prized possession from Rio. Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctioned off his silver medal to pay for the medical bills of a young boy named Olek Syzmanski.

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Summer Olympics 2016

The Final Five Are Single and Ready to Mingle: 'We Don't Need Tinder'

Originally posted 08/26/2016 09:05AM

Simone Biles may boast about her "boyfriends" on social media, but rest assured, the champion gymnast is "100 percent single" – as are her teammates.

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Summer Olympics 2016

Rio Police Charge Ryan Lochte for Filing a False Robbery Report

Originally posted 08/25/2016 03:30PM

Ryan Lochte will be summoned back to Brazil to give testimony in front of the country's Justice Department in Rio over his fabricated robbery story, police officials confirmed to the Associated Press on Thursday.

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