The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced its 613-member U.S. Olympic Team – with 34 of them coming from Colorado. The top four make up about a quarter of the second-largest delegation ever sent to the Olympics from Team USA. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia are representing the U.S. roster with four states leading the way.
Following a year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening ceremony takes place Friday, July 23. The competition begins Wed., July 21 and conclude Sunday, Aug. 8. The 2020 Olympic Games also welcomes back some new events. Baseball and softball return for the first time since 2008, while four new sports make their debut, including surfing, karate, skateboarding and sport climbing.
Team USA will include several past Olympic medalists. Long-distance runner Galen Rupp will be competing in his fourth Olympics, having won bronze in the 2016 Olympic marathon and silver in the 10,000-meter race at the 2012 Games.