On their website it just says “U.S. Gymnastics Championships.” I hope they leave that as the name…although Visa Championships wasn’t as bad as some of the others (Secret U.S. Classic, Covergirl Classic, etc.).
Actually Nike was going to (at least I thought I had read this) start a gymnastics clothing line via Shawn. They had her at labs and such (during her comeback) and were monitoring her movements to do a clothing line dedicated to gymnastics. I don’t know if – since her retirement – that is still in the works, but Nike has been pretty successful entering into other sports apparel (swimming/water polo being one of them!)
I guessed Nike because of their on going relationship with the USOC not because they’ve made other gymnastics gear. And keep in mind that adidas leos were really just gk leos with an adidas logo. i can’t imagine that changing whoever wins the contract. The big Olympic gear companies besides Nike & Adidas were Speedo & TYR (n/a for gymnastics) and Under Armour. Reebok isn’t a thing anymore. Maybe gk will just manufacture under their own brand. Should be interesting to see.
Im wondering if gabbys comments about gymnastics being racist at excalibur hasnt soured the waters completely for USA gymnastics, and made them a group that big $$ sponsors wont want to be affiliated with