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USA Gymnastics: Fab Five Coming to Philly

Members of the Team USA men's and women's gymnastics teams will appear at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 9 after their medal-winning performances in London.

June 29, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Gabby Douglas smiles after performing on the uneven bars during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
June 29, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Gabby Douglas smiles after performing on the uneven bars during the 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Philadelphia fans will have their chance to see the Team USA men's and women's gymnastics teams, which brought home a bevy of medals in their nightly appearances on our TV screens during the London Olympics. As part of the 2012 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, members of both squads will appear at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 9.

The Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions will feature 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas and fellow 2012 Olympians: Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Jake Dalton, Jonathan Horton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak and John Orozco. Additionally, the tour will include 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, members of the men’s and women’s 2011 World Championships, along with past Olympians and U.S. medalists in men’s, women’s, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling.

Gymnastics is far from a mainstream sport, despite its prominence every four summers, so this is a good way for those inspired by the sport's Olympic run of glory to see its superstars in action. Word is still out on whether or not McKayla Maroney will be impressed by Philadelphia's array of historic landmarks -- really? An old bell? That's the best you guys could do? Besides, it's broken.