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  • SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: U.S. Olympian Nastia Liukin visits the USA House ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 06: U.S. Olympian Nastia Liukin visits the USA House ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 6, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)Keeping track of 2008 Olympic gymnastics all-around champion Nastia Liukin is turning into an Olympic sport all its own.

    Indy 500 officials have announced that Liukin will be the grand marshal at this year's race, scheduled for May 24.

    The five-time medalist is also currently in the final six on "Dancing with the Stars," and finishing up her junior year at New York University. Oh, and she's an NBC Olympics analyst. Does she ever sleep?

    At the Indy 500, Liukin will be part of the Snake Pit Ball on May 23. On race day, she'll kick things off with a parade loop around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and be introduced to the crowd.

    "I have very fond memories of competing and performing in Indianapolis, and I will actually be back again in August for the P&G Gymnastics Championships," Liukin told the Indianapolis Star "I'm really honored to be the Grand Marshal for this year's Indianapolis 500. It will be so exciting to witness 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing' - I can't

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  • With their ice dance partners looking on, Olympic medalists Charlie White and Tanith Belbin tied the knot on Saturday night. 

    White and partner Meryl Davis captured the gold medal in 2014 and silver in 2010. They were the first Americans to win gold in Olympic ice dancing. Belbin captured silver with partner Ben Agosto in 2006, at the time the first American pair to medal in 30 years.

    Both couples trained in Detroit, Michigan. They knew each other for more than a decade before White, 27, and Belbin, 30, started dating in 2009.

    "She was the most beautiful girl at the rink," White told People. "I think probably every guy had a crush on her." 

    They married in front of about 130 family and friends, with Davis and fellow former ice dancer Lauren Fenft in the bridal party.

    "Having been friends for so many

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  • Michael Phelps talks with coach Bob Bowman prior to competing in the men's 100 meter butterfly preliminary, Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Michael Phelps talks with coach Bob Bowman prior to competing in the men's 100 meter butterfly preliminary, Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Michael Phelps' long-time coach, Bob Bowman, just accepted the job as head coach of the Arizona State swimming team, Swimming World reports.

    It's exciting news for the ASU swimmers, considering Bowman is the man who helped prep Phelps for his 22 Olympic-medal-winning performances, including 18 golds.

    It also means Phelps will most likely be moving to Tempe, Ariz., to train for the Rio Olympics, just as he moved to Michigan to train while Bowman was the head coach at Michigan State between the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

    For the majority of their partnership, Bowman has coached Phelps and others, including five-time Olympic medalist Allison Schmitt near, Phelps' hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. 

    Phelps has continued to train with Bowman throughout the swimmer's six-month suspension from USA Swimming. He was suspended in October for violating the organization's code of conduct for being pulled over while driving under the influence. At the time, he agreed to enter a six-week treatment

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  • Kerri Walsh Jennings is ready to win Olympic gold in 2016. More than a year out, she’s already talking about it as a done deal, confident that she and her partner will stand at the top of the podium in Brazil.

    “When I started pre-season training this year, the hunger, it’s fully back,” Walsh Jennings told Yahoo Sports over lunch on Wednesday. “We want to be the best, without hesitation. We want everyone to know that we’re the best.”

    It’s easy to understand such confidence from a woman who’s claimed the last three Olympic gold medals in women's beach volleyball, a sport that has only awarded five gold medals overall since being added in 1996. What’s strange is seeing her say it while sitting next to someone other than longtime partner Misty May-Treanor.

    In 2016, for the first time, Walsh Jennings will pursue gold with a different partner, April Ross.

    LONG BEACH, CA - JULY 27: Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States (L) with April Ross on the podium after earning the Gold Medal during the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on July 27, 2014 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)LONG BEACH, CA - JULY 27: Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States (L) with April Ross on the podium after earning the Gold Medal during the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam on July 27, 2014 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)Ross is one of the women Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor defeated in the gold-medal match in London. She and former partner Jen Kessy had

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  • Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor, boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the Olympia delle Tofane course, finishing 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. (AP Photo/Andrea Solero, Ansa)Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor, boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the Olympia delle Tofane course, finishing 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. (AP Photo/Andrea Solero, Ansa)Lindsey Vonn broke a 35-year-old record Monday, officially claiming the title of winningest female World Cup skier in history. And she did so with the surprise support of a guy who knows a thing or two about historic wins.

    Vonn won the super-G at Cortina D'Ampezzo in Italy on Monday, marking her 63rd World Cup victory and passing Annemarie Moser-Proell for most women's World Cup wins all-time. Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden holds the men's record with 86 World Cup wins.

    Vonn's victory comes just one day after she tied the record, and marks a triumphant return to the top of the skiing world after two injury-riddled years that cost her a berth in the Sochi Games.

    Vonn's beau, one Tiger Woods, was present in Italy, having flown in to surprise Vonn. Woods spent much of the time in "disguise" wearing a skull-decorated facemask:

    Tiger Woods, third from left, leaves the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor, boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the Olympia delle Tofane course, finishing 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. (AP Photo/Elvis Piazzi)Tiger Woods, third from left, leaves the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor, boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the Olympia delle Tofane course, finishing 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. (AP Photo/Elvis Piazzi)

    "I didn't think this could get any better than [Sunday] with my entire family here but now with Tiger here this is unbelievable," Vonn said after the race. "I said, 'I

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