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Who Will Replace Martha Károlyi as the Women's Gymnastics Coach After Rio? Mary Lou Retton and Carly Patterson Weigh in on the Frontrunners

Summer Olympics 2016

Who Will Replace Martha Károlyi as the Women's Gymnastics Coach After Rio? Mary Lou Retton and Carly Patterson Weigh in on the Frontrunners

Originally posted 08/11/2016 02:55PM

The U.S. women's gymnastics program has flourished under the guidance of Romanian couple Martha and Béla Károlyi who have coached America's top gymnasts to Olympic gold since defecting to the U.S. in 1981.

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End of an Era: All About Women's Gymnastics Coach Martha Károlyi and Husband Béla as She Prepares to Retire

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All About Women's Gymnastics Coach Martha Károlyi and Husband Béla

Originally posted 08/10/2016 03:30PM

When the Rio Olympics cauldron is extinguished on Aug. 21, it will officially mark the end of one Romanian couple's 40-year dominance over the sport of gymnastics, making America's so-called Final Five their last gold medal champions.

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Celebrating Every '80s Reference in That RadioShack Super Bowl Commercial

Originally posted 02/02/2014 10:25PM



The Super Bowl doubled as throwback Sunday for RadioShack, with the brand unveiling a hilarious new ad that pays tribute to the most beloved celebrities from '80s pop culture. From Hulk Hogan to Chucky, the '80s superstars invade and ransack a typical RadioShack retail outlet (the rampage meant to assure customers that the chain will no longer be stuck in the past).

At only 60 seconds, the ad was an overload of nostalgic randomness; here's a breakdown of every '80s reference we spotted, in roughly the order of appearance:

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Say 'Gold!' Gabby Douglas Poses with Past All-Around Champs

Gabby Douglas Poses with Team USA's All-Around Gymnastics Champions

Originally posted 08/03/2012 06:30PM

Call them the Fab Four. Or, perhaps even more fitting, the Golden Girls.

After scoring the top spot on the medals stand in Thursday's all-around gymnastics competition, Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas was in good company with the three other American women who achieved the same feat.

Douglas, 16, officially joined the ranks of Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson and Mary Lou Retton – and posed with her fellow all-around champions following her 62.232-point finish.

"Four generations of champs!" Tweeted Retton, 44, who won gold in the 1984 all-around. (Patterson, 24, won the all-around in 2004, and Liukin, 22, won it in 2008.)

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Mary Lou Retton: Compassion for Marion Jones | Marion Jones, Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton: Compassion for Marion Jones

Originally posted 01/30/2008 04:40PM

Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton has compassion for Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones, who on Jan. 11 was sentenced to six months in prison for lying to investigators about her use of performance-enhancers.

"She was such a role model. and it brings tears to my eyes right now and they are really sticking it to her," Retton, 40, tells Access Hollywood.

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Mary Lou Retton | Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton

Originally posted 08/24/2004 03:00PM

Before Carly Patterson, there was Mary Lou Retton – the previous American to win the all-around title in women's Olympic gymnastics at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. The gold medalist, 36, is now the mother of four daughters, ages 2 to 9 (who are all immersed in gymnastics at varying levels) and the wife of financial analyst Shannon Kelley, to whom she's been married for nearly 14 years. Retton talked to PEOPLE about passing the torch to Patterson and giving advice to the 16-year-old Olympic golden girl.

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