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U.S. Olympic 3×3 Team Earns Bye Into Semfiinals

After fighting its way to a 17-13 win over Italy (2-4) earlier in the day, a game-winning 2-point shot from Kelsey Plum (Las Vegas Aces/Washington/Poway, Calif.) gave the U.S. Olympic 3×3 Women’s Basketball Team (6-0) a thrilling 21-19 victory over China (4-2) on Monday night at Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo. With one game left to […]

Record 121 NBA and WNBA to Compete in 2021 Tokyo Olympics

A record 121 NBA and WNBA players are featured on national team rosters for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.  The men’s and women’s 5×5 competitions will feature a record 49 current NBA players and a record 29 current WNBA players, as well as 16 former NBA and 22 former WNBA players.  The inaugural […]

U.S. Olympic 3×3 Women’s Team Goes 2-0 in Debut of New Olympic Sport

The U.S. Olympic 3×3 Women’s Basketball Team (2-0) topped the world No. 1 ranked women’s federation, France (1-1), 17-10 and followed that up with a 21-9 rout of Mongolia (0-2) on the inaugural day of 3×3 basketball in Olympic history at Aomi Urban Sports Park on Saturday in Tokyo. The USA next will play Romania […]

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez Selected as Team USA’s Flag Bearers

 Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speedskating, were selected as Team USA’s flag bearers for the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee today announced. The Opening Ceremony will be held Friday, July 23, at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. […]

USA 3×3 Teams to Play in Big Twelve Invitational May 21-23

 In their final tune-ups before the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will be played May 26-30 in Graz, Austria, the USA 3×3 Men’s and Women’s National Teams will take part in the Big Twelve International 3×3 Tournament from May 21-23 in Voiron, France. The USA 3×3 Men’s National Team, which includes Canyon Barry (Iowa Wolves/Florida/Colorado Springs, […]

Six Team USA Boxers Punch Ticket to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Boxing Task Force (BTF) announced today the 49 quota places, originally to be awarded at the Road to Tokyo Americas Qualifier, that were awarded to boxers to compete in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 this summer. The quota places included six Team USA boxers, which was based off the BTF Rankings.  “These six boxers […]

Grant Hill Selected to Succeed Jerry Colangelo as USA Basketball Men’s National Team Managing Director

Olympic gold medalist and 19-year NBA standout Grant Hill has been approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors as the next managing director of the USA Men’s National Team. Hill will succeed current managing director Jerry Colangelo after the Tokyo Olympics. “It is a tremendous honor to serve as managing director of USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team. I […]