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Nastia Liukin is set to return home to Texas Thursday — three days before the Olympic closing ceremonies in Beijing.
updated 8/20/2008 7:42:49 AM ET 2008-08-20T11:42:49

A Texas-sized homecoming celebration at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is planned for Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin.

Liukin, of Parker, Texas, will be feted on Thursday upon her return from Beijing.

A statement from the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau and the WOGA Gymnastics Academy says Liukin and her family are scheduled to arrive Thursday afternoon on a United Airlines flight and the celebration will be held at the airport’s Terminal B, Gate 35.

The city of Parker is planning a parade on Saturday to honor the gymnast. After the parade, a reception will be held at Southfork Ranch in the Pavilion.

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