Sapp, gold medalists May-Treanor and Greene will be 'Dancing With The Stars'
Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, retired NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp and sprinter Maurice Greene make up the athlete contingent of the seventh season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."
A record 13 dancers will compete on the show. Included are the program's youngest dancer ever -- 18-year-old Cody Linley of the popular Disney Channel show "Hannah Montana" -- and its oldest, 82-year-old actress Cloris Leachman.
Others contestants include singer Lance Bass, Grammy award-winning R&B star Toni Braxton, Emmy-winning soap actress Susan Lucci of "All My Children", reality-show participant Kim Kardashian, television actor Ted McGinley, TV chef Rocco DiSpirito, television personality/model Brooke Burke and celebrity comedian Jeffrey Ross.
May-Treanor and teammate Kerri Walsh won their second consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball in Beijing last week, a straight-sets victory that extended their winning streak to 108 matches in a row.
Sapp announced his retirement from the NFL last January. The 13-year player made seven Pro Bowl teams, won The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award in 1999, and was a crucial element to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl-winning defense in the 2002 season.
Greene is a former world-record holder in the 100 meters who won Olympic gold in the event at the 2000 Sydney Games.
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