Nathan Schrimsher

Who is Nathan Schrimsher?

Nathan Schrimsher was the first athlete to officially make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.  Modern Pentathlon Beginnings  Born May 22, 1992 in R…

Caster Semenya

The Caster Semenya dilemma

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — It seems the sports world just doesn’t know what to do with an athlete like Caster Semenya. The South Afri…

Usain Bolt

Who is Usain Bolt?

Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, has electrified the track with his blazing times and charismatic style.  Track Beginnings  Born August …

Madison Hughes

Who is Madison Hughes?

A true leader, Hughes was named captain of the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens in 2014, despite being the youngest member of the team. Rugby B…

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U.S. fencers poised to find success in Rio

“I’ve been in this sport for a pretty long time — at this point I feel like I’ve kind of created a name for myself. If anything, I think the…

Trayvon Bromell

Who is Trayvon Bromell?

Track Beginnings  Born July 10, 1995 in St. Petersburg, Fla. His uncle encouraged him to start running at the age of 10. He has had to overc…

Shakur Stevenson fights Argentina's Alberto Melian

Shakur Stevenson dreams of Rio gold

Shakur Stevenson started throwing punches shortly after he could walk. His grandfather began teaching him how to box at age 5, and he has ba…

Ashton Eaton

Who is Ashton Eaton?

Track Beginnings  Born January 21, 1988 in La Pine, Ore. He lettered in football, track and field and wrestling in high school. He completed…

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…