'Dancing With The Stars': Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Among Athletes Cast In 2018

Dancing with the Stars Athletes Cast Johnny Damon Kareem Abdul Jabbar and 5 Winter Olympians

The full list of competitors for season 26 was announced Friday morning on Good Morning America, and every single one of them is an athlete. Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu both competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang this past February. Anderson, who also received a silver medal, is expected to work with Artem Chigvintsev.

Harding, whose career and connection to the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan was dramatized in the recent film I, Tonya, will be partnered with Sasha Farber.

Harding's life was most recently the subject of the movie,"I, Tonya". Harding is experiencing a renaissance in the public eye following the release of I, Tonya which starred Margot Robbie as the troubled ice skater and Allison Janney, who won the Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Harding's icy mother, LaVona Golden.

The celebrities are National Basketball Association legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former Major League Baseball star Johnny Damon, Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu, Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer, NFL star Josh Norman, Olympic softball player Jennie Finch, Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.

Arike Ogunbowale, who led Notre Dame women's basketball to the NCAA championship with two buzzer-beating shots in the Final Four, is the younger sister of former 'Skins practice squad running back Dare Ogunbowale.

Unlike in past years when a portion of the cast was comprised of ex-athletes, this upcoming season will be entirely made up of current and former athletes. The change could likely be attributed to the network's American Idol reboot, Entertainment Weekly reported.

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