The World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) is a three-facility gymnastics club located in Plano, Frisco, and Dallas, Texas.The head coaches at WOGA are Valeri Liukin, gold and silver medalist at the 1988 Olympic Games representing the former Soviet Union, and Yevgeny Marchenko, a five-time World Champion in Sport Acrobatics.
Since opening in 1994, WOGA has had a number of successes unprecedented in US gymnastics history, including placing more than 30 National Gymnastics Team members. They are the most decorated gymnastics club in the United States.In 2003, WOGA gymnasts won 3 individual gold medals at the World Championships and 4 individual gold medals at the US National Gymnastics
In 2004, Carly Patterson became the second American gymnast to become the Women's' Olympic All-Around Gymnastics Champion, and the first American to do so in a non-boycotted Olympics.
In 2005, Nastia Liukin, the daughter of Valeri Liukin, was crowned US National Champion and placed 2nd at the World Championships. She defended her US title in 2006. Then in 2007 and 2008 finished 2nd. She was also the national bars champion multiple times. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she won a gold medal in the women's all-around competition, silver medals in the team, uneven bars, and balance beam competitions, and a bronze medal in the floor exercise competition.