Allyson Felix

Who is Allyson Felix?

Track Beginnings  Born November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA. Felix did not start running track competitively until her freshman year of high…

Jenny Simpson

Who is Jenny Simpson?

Track Beginnings  Born August 23, 1986 in Webster City, Iowa. She started running in third grade after moving to Florida. She is now a suppo…

Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Bromell

Who is Justin Gatlin?

Track Beginnings  Born February 10, 1982 in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up, Gatlin would practice hurdling by jumping over fire hydrants on the si…

Osea Kolinisau

Gold medal or bust for Fiji rugby

Years of meticulous planning and traversing the globe winning back-to-back rugby sevens world series titles had coach Ben Ryan prepared for …

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Badminton: Team USA arrives in Rio

Ready for the Games?  USA Badminton is, even if they seem a bit sleepy this morning. Women’s doubles player Eva Lee, who is competing in her…

Together, Venus and Serena won their second women's doubles at the Beijing 2008 Games.

Venus and Serena Williams arrive in Rio

(AP) RIO DE JANEIRO – Venus and Serena Williams have arrived in Rio de Janeiro. The two-time defending Olympic women’s doubles gold medalist…

U.S. beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser sits on the sidelines during a timeout during a match, the court is reflected in his sunglasses.

Who is… Phil Dalhausser

Nicknamed “The Thin Beast”, Phil Dalhausser is set to make his third Olympic appearance in Rio. Dalhausser made his professional beach volle…

U.S. beach volleyball player Nick Lucena dives in the sand to save a ball.

Who is… Nick Lucena

Nick Lucena is making his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games alongside two-time Olympian Phil Dalhausser. While the two began their…

Ashleigh Johnson

Who is… Ashleigh Johnson

USA Water Polo CEO Christopher Ramsey told the Associated Press that Ashleigh Johnson is “the future of our sport in the U.S.” Even though p…

Nico Hernandez

Nico Hernandez is ready for a challenge

In his own words, Nico Hernandez is “the person with the will to win,” and end Team USA’s gold medal drought in men’s boxing.  “We’re a youn…