'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes' revealed — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tonya Harding and more

"Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" revealed its line-up of sports stars that will compete in the first-ever all-athlete season for the hit ABC show.

Brittany King

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new dancers!  


Dancing With the Stars revealed the contestants for its special 26th season on Friday morning (April 13), which features a cast full of athletes competing to take home the mirror-ball trophy and it's going to be a good one.

Here are the 10 athlete-pro pairings for season 26: 


Adam Rippon (Olympic figure skater), paired with Jenna Johnson

Arike Ogunbowale (basketball player), paired with Gleb Savchenko

Chris Mazder (Olympic luger), paired with Witney Carson

Jamie Anderson (professional snowboarder), paired with Artem Chigvintsev

Jennife Finch Daigle (Olympic softball pitcher), paired with Keo Motsepe

Johnny Damon (former MLB superstar), paired with Emma Slater

Josh Norman (NFL player for the Washington Redskins), paired with Sharna Burgess

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (former NBA star, paired with Lindsay Arnold

Mirai Nagasu (Olympic figure skater), paired with Alan Bersten

Tonya Harding (former Olympic figure skater), paired with Sasha Farber 

Dont know if you guys heard but its true I will be Dancing with The Stars starting April 30th on ABC. I hope you will all support me as I take this journey.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

This season will play out a bit different from previous ones. This go-round will be the shortest to date for the series, lasting only four weeks with double eliminations every week.


Dancing With the Stars: Athletes premieres Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m. on ABC.