Gymnastics

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina

Next week, Albany will host the first Aurora Games — a multi-sport international competition for women. It comes during a challenging time for gymnastics. A high-profile figure from one of the sport’s darkest hours will be in Albany for the event.

Aly Raisman is one of the most decorated gymnasts in the world, winning six Olympic medals as captain of the U.S. women's gymnastics team. Now she is using her platform to promote body positivity, being an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, and pushing for systematic change within the world of women's gymnastics.

Her new book is "Fierce: How Competing For Myself Changed Everything."

Aly Raisman will be speaking at UAlbany SEFCU Arena December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Even though she's not yet 25, in some ways, Nastia Liukin has already led several lives — and has done so on the world stage.