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ABC announces athletes for 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes'

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Fri, Apr 13th 2018 09:10 am
`Dancing with the Stars: Athletes`: ABC welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, on the season premiere of `Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,` Monday, April 30 (8-10:01 p.m.), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC photo by Craig Sjodin)
"Dancing with the Stars: Athletes": ABC welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, on the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes," Monday, April 30 (8-10:01 p.m.), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC photo by Craig Sjodin)
'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes' has its live season premiere Monday, April 30
Get ready, sports fans, for the most competitive season of "Dancing with the Stars" ever as the show fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, on the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes," Monday, April 30 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
This season's lineup of athletes includes three Olympic figure skaters, a former Los Angeles Lakers superstar, an Olympic gold medal-winning softball player, a Notre Dame women's basketball national championship hero, an American luger, a gold medal-winning Olympic snowboarder, a former World Series-winning Major League Baseball player and an NFL cornerback.
As announced Friday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," the athletes with their professional dance partners heading to the ballroom this season are (in alphabetical order):
  • Adam Rippon with Jenna Johnson
  • Arike Ogunbowale with Gleb Savchenko
  • Chris Mazdzer with Witney Carson
  • Jamie Anderson with Artem Chigvintsev
  • Jennie Finch Daigle with Keo Motsepe
  • Johnny Damon with Emma Slater
  • Josh Norman with Sharna Burgess
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Lindsay Arnold
  • Mirai Nagasu with Alan Bersten
  • Tonya Harding with Sasha Farber
Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.    

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