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Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding to join "Dancing with the Stars"

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Basketball player Arike Ogunbowale will team up with Gleb

The cast of the new Dancing With The Stars season, which is made up entirely of athletes, was announced on Friday on Good Morning America. Rippon won a bronze medal for his accomplishments on the ice.

Team USA's Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer will be partnering up with season 19 victor Witney Carson.

Deena Katz, the show's casting director and co-executive producer, said she watched every sport shown in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games to round out this season's cast of athletes. She infamously orchestrated an attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan in 1994 at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Former Olympic skater Tonya Harding, fresh off a wave of publicity from the film "I, Tonya", is also joining the compeition. Harding's professional partner is Sasha Farber.

No basketball player has ever won "DWTS", so this year NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and breakout NCAA college champion Arike Ogunbowale hope to change that.

At last - the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 26 has been unveiled!

Current cornerback for the Washington Redskins Josh Norman will be joining Sharna Burgess in competing for the Mirror Ball trophy. The change could likely be attributed to the network's American Idol reboot, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Johnny Damon, a retired Major League Baseball player, who played for seven different teams in the past 17 years will be dancing with Emma Slater, who won the Mirror Ball trophy back in season 24. ABC brought back the legendary singing competition with veteran host Ryan Seacrest and new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie.

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