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Everett to host pre-Olympics gymnastics event

EVERETT, Wash. — The Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships are expected to draw more than 300 gymnasts from 14 nations for the three-day event next March at the Comcast Arena in Everett.

Famed coach Bela Karolyi joined officials Tuesday in announcing the event that will showcase talent headed for the Olympic Games in London.

USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny says the Pacific Rim Championships will be the largest international gymnastics event in the state of Washington since the 1990 Goodwill Games.

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