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Top divers to watch in Rio

As China looks to sweep the diving gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Team USA’s divers and others hope to fend them off. Here are five d…

Water polo player Ashleigh Johnson

Top water polo players to watch in Rio

There’s more to the U.S. men’s and women’s water polo teams than captains Maggie Steffens and Tony Azevedo. Get to know the other players be…

Ding Ning (left) and Li Xiaoxia (right) compete on behalf of China at the London 2012 Games.

Top table tennis stories in Rio

The table tennis competitions at the Rio Games will feature hundreds of storylines, but these five are the most exciting.  How will the Unit…

Abby Johnston and Kassidy Cook

Top diving stories to watch in Rio

From David Boudia’s quest to defend 2012 Olympic gold on the 10m platform to the impending women’s 3m sprinboard battle to China’s hunt for …

Maggie Steffens

Top water polo stories to watch in Rio

The U.S. women’s water polo team – the reigning Olympic and world champions – is heavily favored to win gold again at the 2016 Rio Games. On…

Laura Graves

Top equestrians to watch in Rio

Laura Graves Dressage rider Laura Graves will make her Olympic debut in Rio alongside Verdades. Becoming an Olympian is a challenge for most…

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Top equestrian stories to watch in Rio

Ian Millar won’t break Olympic appearance record  10-time Olympian Ian Millar will not return for the Rio Olympic Games. The Canadian show j…

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Top volleyball stories to watch in Rio

Brazil: Volleyball’s spiritual home The Rio Olympic volleyball tournament will take place in the Maracanazinho arena, often called the “spir…

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Top fencing stories to watch in Rio

U.S. men’s foil team poised to end medal drought The U.S. men have not secured a team foil medal in over 80 years, but the current squad of …

The U.S. women's national volleyball team hug on the court to celebrate a point.

Top volleyball players to watch in Rio

Reid Priddy U.S. men’s outside hitter Reid Priddy will make his fourth Olympic appearance at the Rio Games. While the veteran player has bee…

Simone Biles at the 2016 US Olympic Gymnastics Trials

Top gymnasts to watch in Rio

Simone Biles Simone Biles’ run of gymnastics dominance is unprecedented in the sport: she was the first female gymnast ever to win three con…

U.S. foil fencer Alex Massialas salutes his opponent with his weapon.

Top fencers to watch in Rio

Ibtihaj Muhammad Sabre fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to make history in Rio as the first U.S. Olympian to compete in a hijab. Muhammad was …

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Top weightlifters to watch in Rio

Dozens of athletes will compete in the weightlifting competitions at the Rio Games, but some are more recognizable than others. Here are fiv…