The U.S. women's gymnastics team is sure to impress fans both inside and outside of the arena. Take a look at the athletes who make up the team.
U.S. diving great Greg Louganis is returning to the Olympics as a mentor to the U.S. team and serves as an inspiration to others in many ways.
When fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad wears her fencing mask over her hijab at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, she will do so as one of the top saber fencers in the world.
Team USA's water polo captain, Tony Azevedo, born in Rio de Janeiro, will be at home for the 2016 Olympics as he competes in the water polo competitions.
Athletes from around the world will be vying for Olympic and Paralympic medals during this year's games in Rio. But these medals have some special details.
The first Olympic refugee team includes athletes from South Sudan, Syria, the DRC and Ethiopia, competing in track and field, swimming and judo.
The "larger than life" Olympian, veteran and sports ambassador is honored for his service and laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
In professional sports, the pressure is high to use performance-enhancing drugs. However, anti-doping efforts have led to a better game and fan experience.
The U.S. Department of State is partnering with espnW to increase girls’ and women’s participation in sports worldwide.