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U.S. Gymnastics Team Visits Obama: Gabby Douglas, 'Fierce Five' Visit White House (PHOTOS)

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Members of the 2012 Women's Olympic gymnastics team, from left, Aly Raisman, of Needham, Mass.; McKayla Maroney, of Long Beach, Calif.; and Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va.; walk in the colonnade of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, to watch President Barack Obama depart from the South Lawn.
Members of the 2012 Women's Olympic gymnastics team, from left, Aly Raisman, of Needham, Mass.; McKayla Maroney, of Long Beach, Calif.; and Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va.; walk in the colonnade of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, to watch President Barack Obama depart from the South Lawn.

WASHINGTON — The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Barack Obama on Thursday while on tour in Washington.

The group met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off. Obama was headed to New York to tour storm damage.

The gymnasts missed a White House appearance with the rest of the U.S. Olympic team earlier this year because of their national tour schedule.

The Fierce Five – Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber – claimed the gold at this summer's London Games. They signed leotards to give to the president's daughters, Sasha and Malia, during the visit.

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