Paul Hamm's all-round title at Athens 2004 will be one of the memorable moments recognised ©Getty Images

All living American athletes who contributed to the country’s Olympic gymnastics teams have been invited to attend a reunion to coincide with their trials for Rio 2016.

Invitations have been extended to participating and replacement athletes, who have been identified by USA Gymnastics to have been part of their previous Olympic squads.

Each of the Olympic disciplines – artistic, trampoline and women’s rhythmic gymnastics – have been invited to take place in the reunion, which has been designed to provide an opportunity for the gymnastics community to recognise the achievements of their teams.

“We want to celebrate the athletes who have contributed to our Olympic history and have them be a part of our send-off for the 2016 Olympic gymnastics team,” said Steve Penny, President of USA Gymnastics.

Official invitations are scheduled to be sent later this month, with the athletes due to be given tickets to both nights of the trials competition, which is due to be held between  July 8 and 10 at the SAP Center in San Jose.

They will also receive invitations to attend the 2016 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame lunch and a special Saturday night event, while travel costs will be included.

Among the memorable Olympic moments which are due to be celebrated are Peter Kormann’s bronze medal at Montreal 1976, the country’s first individual medal since 1932.

USA Gymnastics 16 medal haul in front of their home crowd as Los Angeles 1984, which included five golds, and the 20th anniversary of their first women’s team gold at Atlanta 1996 will also be recognised.

Gabrielle Douglas securing America's third straight women's all round title at London 2012 will be acknowledged
Gabrielle Douglas securing America's third straight women's all round title at London 2012 will be acknowledged ©Getty Images

Recent triumphs will also be featured as part of the evening, including Paul Hamm and Carly Patterson winning all-round titles at Athens 2004, as well as Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson winning gold and silver medals at Bejing 2008.

The American team will be hopeful coming home from Rio 2016 with a higher medal haul than they achieved at London 2012, where they secured a total of six medals, including three golds.

At London, Gabrielle Douglas became the third straight American to become the Olympic all-around women’s champion, while they also won their second consecutive women’s team gold medal. 

Both of the achievements will also be recognised during the reunion.

The full list of American team members at the Olympic Games can be found here