Winter Cup gymnastics schedule: Gabby Douglas is out, but you can still watch Suni Lee at Olympic tune-up

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One familiar face will take center stage at this year's Winter Cup in Louisville — but another will have to wait for her return to the spotlight.

Reigning Olympic all-around champion Suni Lee, 20, is back on the mat for the first time since September, when she withdrew from the Team USA world championships selection event due to a kidney issue. She participated in a recent U.S. training camp, and the Winter Cup marks her return to competition.

Gabby Douglas, though, had to postpone her return after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 2012 Olympic all-around champion has not competed since the 2016 Summer Games, but she plans to make a run at the 2024 Games in Paris. Douglas, 28, intended to make her comeback with the floor competition at the Winter Cup, but she is sidelined due to illness, she announced Thursday.

Without Douglas, all eyes at the competition will turn to Lee. Here's what you need to know to follow along with the reigning Olympic champion as she competes during the 2024 Winter Cup.

Suni Lee's Winter Cup gymnastics schedule

Lee's events will take place Saturday, the day of the senior women's competition at the Winter Cup.

The whole of the Winter Cup — which includes senior men's and junior women's competitions, as well as the Elite Team Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup — will be available to watch on USA Gymnastics' YouTube channel.

Here's a look at the full Winter Cup schedule for the weekend:

Date Event Time (ET) TV/Streaming
Friday, Feb. 23 Senior Men's Day 1 1:30 p.m. YouTube
  Junior Women's 7:30 p.m. YouTube
Saturday, Feb. 24 Senior Women's 1:00 p.m. YouTube
  Elite Team Cup 6:30 p.m. YouTube
Sunday, Feb. 25 Nastia Liukin Cup 12 p.m. YouTube
  Senior Men's Day 2 5:30 p.m. YouTube

What events will Suni Lee compete in at 2024 Winter Cup?

Lee is set to compete on the uneven bars and balance beam at the 2024 Winter Cup in Louisville.

She brings a specific goal to the uneven bars competition: Earn a place at the World Cup competition in March, where she can perform an original element to be named after her.

How to watch Suni Lee at 2024 Winter Cup

  • TV channel: N/A
  • Live stream: YouTube

This year's Winter Cup won't be aired on television. That's no problem, though. Instead, all the action — including Lee's events — will be streamed live on U.S. Gymnastics' official YouTube channel.

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David Suggs is a content producer at The Sporting News.