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U.S. women's gynmastics team posing for photo with flowers and confetti (© AP Images)

Meet the U.S. women’s gymnastics team

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.
Greg Louganis standing in pool (© AP Images)

After Olympic glory, diver Greg Louganis becomes a champion for others

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.
Ibtihaj Muhammad holding sabre and lunging (© AP Images)

U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad: Don’t let others define you [video]

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.
Man putting on water polo head gear (© AP Images)

Water polo captain Tony Azevedo dives back in for 5th Olympics

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.
Rio 2016 Olympic gold medal on ribbon (© AP Images)

You’ll never guess what’s in these stunning Olympic medals [video]

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.
Popole Misenga holding child (© AP Images)

First Olympic refugee team a ‘symbol of hope’ in Rio

The first Olympic refugee team includes athletes from South Sudan, Syria, the DRC and Ethiopia, competing in track and field, swimming and judo.
Elderly man sitting in front of mural (© AP Images)

Remembering Tuskegee Airman, Olympian ‘Marvelous Mal’

The "larger than life" Olympian, veteran and sports ambassador is honored for his service and laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

How one sport beat doping

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.

Are sports just for fun? Not for these women.

The U.S. Department of State is partnering with espnW to increase girls’ and women’s participation in sports worldwide.