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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 …

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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…

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Top archers to watch in Rio

Brady Ellison (USA) Brady Ellison is appearing in his third Olympics, the most of any member of the U.S. archery team. His experience could …

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Top weightlifting stories to watch in Rio

The weightlifting competitions at the Rio Games will feature dozens of storylines, but these five are the most exciting.  Could the United S…

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Top archery stories to watch in Rio

Can Ki Bo-Bae repeat as individual gold medalist? Ki Bo-Bae is back at the Olympics to defend her gold medal in the women’s individual event…

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Top field hockey stories to watch in Rio

Germany goes for its third straight Olympic gold in men’s field hockey  Germany’s men’s field hockey team is the two-time defending Olympic …

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Top field hockey players to watch in Rio

Lauren Crandall (USA) Lauren Crandall is the captain of the U.S. women’s field hockey team. The defender was unable to play in the team’s fi…

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Top gymnastics stories to watch in Rio

Simone Biles could win a record five golds She already has 14 world championship medals, 10 of which are gold—more than any female gymnast i…