Fri July 27, 2012
Olympic Gymnasts Take The (Hot Pink) Floor
Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 8:44 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
As the U.S. men's gymnastics team struggles to adjust to the London arena, where they will compete, they're thinking more about pink than gold. That's because the competition floor is covered in hot pink. In a room Barbie would love, the men's team says it's not about gender norms but rather an array of colors making it hard to spot the high bars. As one gymnast put it, real men do compete on pink floors.
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