24 Jul '16, 1am

The U.S. Olympic team is just about ready, all 555 of them, to head to #rio2016

The U.S. Olympic team is just about ready, all 555 of them, to head to #rio2016

LOS ANGELES - The United States Olympic Committee today announced the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. The 555-member roster is comprised of 263 men and 292 women, marking the most women who have ever competed for any nation in Olympic Games history. The United States will be represented in 27 sports (40 disciplines) and 244 of the 306 medal events that will be contested in Rio. "Today we applaud a diverse and distinguished group of our nation's greatest athletes, who will represent Team USA in Rio," said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. "Sport, and the Olympic Movement in particular, has always had a unique ability to inspire our nation and unite the world. These Olympic Games will be no different in that regard as 555 Americans rise to their best and make our nation proud. I am especially excited for the historic achievement of our wome...

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