Gymnastics: Inside Camp Karolyi

To regain their edge, the U.S. women gymnasts train as if they were back in the U.S.S.R.

About an hour outside Houston, at the end of a dirt road, sits a rambling ranch house where peacocks, emus and even a camel wander in the yard. It's hardly what you would expect the U.S. national training center for gymnastics to look like. But this is gym HQ because Bela and Martha Karolyi live here. Once a month, they open their 2,000-acre spread to a few elite gymnasts in an effort to return the U.S. to the glory of 1996. That was the year Martha coached the U.S. women's squad--the Magnificent Seven--to its first-ever team gold. You wouldn't know it,...

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