One Knoxville native is performing at the Olympics in London, not as an athlete, but as a judge.
Steve Butcher is a senior director at Knoxville-based Premier Athletics. In London, he's serving as the chief judge for the men's pommel horse.
The more than 100 different gymnastics federations in the world all elected him to that position, making him one of the top seven judges in the world.
On the phone from London Wednesday, he said being an Olympic judge is a huge honor.
"It's obviously the most special thing you can do with sports as a judge or any type of official. It is the peak, this is the Super Bowl for us, and the athletes, it's tremendous pressure and especially in the sport of gymnastics," said Butcher.
As the chief pommel horse judge, Butcher was the supervisor of the event that led to Olympic controversy during the men's team final Monday night.
Originally Japan won fourth in the competition, but challenged its final pommel horse score after a controversial landing by one of its gymnasts.
Japan ended up winning that appeal, pushing the team into second place. That knocked Great Britain to the bronze and the Ukraine out of a medal. China won the gold.