Why did Dominique Dawes blow off her Mag 7 teammates?

The one gymnast that could not be bothered to show up for the 15 year Anniversary of the 1996 gold medal was Dominique Dawes.

Have you ever wondered why?

She hasn’t given her usual BS answer yet like she has to hang out with her imaginary boyfriend or new sister she didn’t know she had (Oh wait that was Oprah) but if I had to gather a guess I would bet your house that she hates sharing the spotlight.

She could show up to get her gift bronze medal because she was the star of the show. No one cares about Jamie Dantzscher or Elise Ray. Showing up and standing next to one leg vaulter Kerri Strug or America’s best gymnast doesn’t get you as nearly as much time to run and give your choker coach the medal does it?

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14 Responses to “Why did Dominique Dawes blow off her Mag 7 teammates?”

  1. Sarah! Says:

    Amen! I’m glad somebody’s calling Dawes out finally and saying what we’ve suspected for a long time.


  2. gymtruthteller Says:

    That is just my opinion.lol but the girl is so two faced. It makes me laugh how many people buy her Shannon Miller stepford wife impression.lol

    • Sarah! Says:

      Dawes was pissed in Barcelona, when she fucked up and Shannon didn’t. Then she was pissed at the 1993 WCs when she fucked up and Shannon didn’t. But then she won all kinds of shit at – was it the 1994 Worlds? You’d think that would be enough for her, but no.

      Little Moceanu was jealous of Shannon, too.

      Shannon was one of the few Americans who just went out there and did her job and didn’t fuck with other people.


  3. Exgymgurl Says:

    Dawes is too busy hosting yahoo weekend web tv it takes all of 10 minutes to film and because it’s such an important weekend web staple she can’t let her fans down. plus you can only do web shows in special studios she doesn’t have the flexibility that Charlie Sheen does.

  4. gymtruthteller Says:

    lol Charlie Sheen is on his own planet. Dominique is just full of herself.

    We are not the only people that think she didn’t show up because it wouldn’t focus on her.lol

    Do you remember that piece in the NY magazine that followed them on tour in 96? It was dead on in the way it portrayed that team.

    Moceanu the spoiled brat. Dawes the one that thinks she is better then everyone else and Shannon the one that didn’t want to upset anyone. I love that the magazine article made some of the gymnasts mad.lol The truth sucks.

  5. exgymgurll Says:

    Oh and just so you know I care about Elise Ray. If she’s really a personal trainer her BMI scares me. And Jamie Dantzscher she’s my idol. I think they should do a “gymnastics with celebs” also aka skating with celebs, where they have these girls train people that would be HILARIOUS. I really should be a producer, and Nastia’s agent….still waiting for the MAXIM cover in 2012 and her in the SI swimsuit issue

  6. gymtruthteller Says:

    We all care about Elise Ray.lol and Jamie is of course my idol too. I could totally see her and Terin doing gymnastics with the stars:)

  7. exgymgurll Says:

    Dominique dawes also apparently according to her website will do personal life coaching for your child… like my kids need that WOW I think I’ll sign up right now

  8. gymtruthteller Says:

    LOL How to stay bitter almost 20 years later. Yes I think my kids don’t have to learn that message.

  9. Ziggy Says:

    This upsets me. I have met Dominique Dawes and found her to be quite humble, intelligent and nice. These hate posts are form people who know her…how?
    She was humble at the olympics…where she EARNED her medal and continues today to inspire many others. This world is better with her in it.

  10. gymtruthteller Says:

    Well Ziggy my guess is this whole blog would offend you.

    Thanks for your opinion. Others feel differently.

  11. Saidah Says:

    Yeah, I’ve met her a few times and she’s always been super sweet and really great to talk to/hear from, etc. Why she does what she does is whatever. Dude, it’s GYMNASTICS. Gymnastics is an ego game and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Training upwards of level 8 or 9 sucks way too much to do it for anything other than bragging rights. hahaha.

    That being said, there are WAY more annoying elite gymnasts to whine about.

  12. gymtruthteller Says:


    Who would you like me to whine about?

  13. Me:) (@BessieMooFan) Says:

    I 100% agree with you truthteller. I was reading Dominique’s twitter feed the other day and could not believe all her self-promoting and arrogant posts about her up-and-back tumbling pass, her four layouts on beam, coke wanting an appearance, etc. It’s like she has to announce everything she does.

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