Tag Archive | Tokyo Olympic Games

USA Women’s Basketball defeats Nigeria, 81-72

When you’re chasing history, nothing comes easy. But the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (1-0) knew that coming into Tuesday’s opening contest at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Having already had to wait a year when the Games were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the veteran-led U.S. team wasn’t going to let an early deficit […]

Washington Spirit Takarada Named to Nadeshiko Japan Roster for Tokyo Olympics

Japan Women’s National Soccer Team Head Coach Asako Takakura has named Spirit midfielder Saori Takarada to the roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games. This is the first Olympic Games for Takarada.  The Olympic hosts will start off the tournament against Canada on Wednesday, July 21 (7:30 p.m. JST/6:30 a.m. EST). They will then face Great Britain on Saturday, […]

USA 3×3 Men’s National Team Opens Final OQT Camp at Red Bull 3X House

In preparation for its final chance to qualify the United States men for the 3×3 competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, USA Basketball and Red Bull have partnered to create a unique training opportunity for the 2021 USA Basketball Men’s 3×3 National Team. A residence in Beverly Hills, California, has been secured and converted into a […]

Dawn Staley to Lead Experienced Staff into 2021 AmeriCup Action

2018-21 USA Basketball Women’s National Team head coach Dawn Staley has been tabbed to head up the 2021 USA AmeriCup Team coaching staff as the USA looks to earn a second-straight gold medal at the FIBA Americas event. Staley, who recently led her University of South Carolina team to the 2021 NCAA Final Four, will be assisted […]

Katie Lou Samuelson Added to USA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Team

Katie Lou Samuelson (Seattle Storm/Connecticut/ Huntington Beach, Calif.) was named to the four-member USA Women’s 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Team, which will compete for an Olympic berth at the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament May 26-30 in Austria. The top three teams at the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament will earn a berth into the Tokyo […]