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Coronavirus Forces Olympic Hopefuls To Find Alternative Training

Sabin Orr

(Editor's note: This discussion originally aired May 2020)

The 2021 Summer Olympic Games is steadily approaching, and athletes and coaches across Nevada are scrambling.  

The closure of public pools, gyms, and tracks are pushing athletes to new training extremes.   

Wendy Mcgee, Head Gymnastics Coach at Browns Gymnastics is in charge of over 100 athletes. Some of which are poised to compete for a spot on Team USA.   

Wendy Mcgee, Head Coach, Brown's Gymnastics;  Avi'Tai Wilson-Perteete, Track and Field Athlete and Olympic Trials Qualifier;  Jake Des Roches, Coach, SandPipers of Nevada 

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Zachary Green is the Coordinating Producer and a Reporter for KNPR's State of Nevada Program. He reports on Clark County, minority affairs, health, real estate, business, and gardening. You'll occasionally hear Zachary Green reporting and fill-in hosting on the State of Nevada program.