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Kids’ Choice Sports Awards Adds Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles to Roster (Exclusive)

Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman and more: This year’s ceremony will celebrate the most female nominees and participants in the show’s history.

The Kids’ Choice Sports Awards will boast a bigger female presence this year.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the annual slime-filled show features the most female nominations and participants in the show’s history.

Participants this year will include Olympic gold medal gymnasts Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman; Olympic gold medal soccer player and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Abby Wambach; boxing champion Claressa Shields; and WNBA rookie of the year Breanna Stewart.

As previously announced, Seattle Seahawks’ two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson is returning for a third time as host.

The Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2017 will be taped live July 13 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles and will air at 8 p.m. July 16.

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