Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding & More Join 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes'

Tanya Simon
April 14, 2018

After the attack, Tonya was banned from skating by the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

That means it's time to speculate on which of these athletes could come home with the Mirrorball Trophy at the end of the competition.

Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu has been added as well and she will dance with Alan Bersten.

Nagasu is the first US woman to land a triple axel in the Winter Olympics.

Here's a look at who each athlete is paired with for the season. Rippon will be performing with Jenna Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar will dance with Lindsay Arnold, and Harding will compete with Sasha Farber.

Luge athlete Chris Mazder has been paired with Witney Carson.

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Women's college basketball legend and current University of Notre Dame junior Arike Ogunbowale will be dancing alongside DWTS veteran Gleb Savchenko.

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman is about to take his talents to the television screen.

The season is only four weeks long and there are 10 teams.

DWTS fans will note the absence of a few favorite pros, including Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, and the three Chmerkovskiys - Val and married pros Maks and Peta.

Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman will return as judges, along with regular hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Numerous athletes that have been selected to dance on Dancing with the Stars were heavily featured in the past Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, South Korea.

ESPN announced on Friday morning that there will be an all-athlete edition of Dancing With The Stars premiering on ABC (along with ESPN are owned by Disney) on April 30th.

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