By Christy Sandmaier
The Countdown is On! Inside Gymnastics is ready to bring you the latest from the Games in Tokyo.
Tuesday, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee announced the 613-member 2020 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Following the year-long postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Opening Ceremony will take place Friday, July 23, with competition beginning July 21 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 8.
“Team USA is ready. Our roster includes 613 remarkable athletes, one of our biggest teams ever, all who qualified to participate in these Games,” said USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland. “In these extraordinary times — these athletes have shown perseverance, dedication and focus and have inspired us all. We are thrilled to support them as they live their dreams of competing on the biggest stage in sport.”
The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team features 193 returning Olympians – including one seven-time Olympian, eight five-time Olympians, 15 four-time Olympians, 39 three-time Olympians and 130 two-time Olympians. The slate of veterans features 104 Olympic medalists, including 56 Olympic champions, 33 athletes who have won multiple Olympic medals and an additional 22 who won multiple Olympic gold medals.
The multiple medalists are led by eight U.S. women with four or more medals, including track athlete Allyson Felix with nine, swimmer Allison Schmitt with eight, swimmer Katie Ledecky with six and gymnast Simone Biles with five. Four athletes have won four medals, including basketball players Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, fencer Mariel Zagunis and swimmer Simone Manuel.
“The journey to be a part of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team was like no other,” said Rick Adams, USOPC chief of sport performance. “This team is special; these Games are special. The commitment from Team USA athletes and the National Governing Bodies never wavered, and for that we are grateful.”
Of the 613 U.S. athletes competing in Tokyo, more than 75% (463 athletes) competed collegiately at 169 schools. Twenty teams have at least 80% collegiate participation on their U.S. Olympic rosters, including 11 teams that are comprised 100% of collegiate athletes: men’s and women’s basketball, women’s 3×3 basketball, men’s and women’s water polo, diving, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s indoor volleyball, rowing and softball. College athlete representation on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team spans all three NCAA Divisions (I, II and III), as well as junior colleges and collegiate club programs.
The 2020 Olympic Games will welcome new events added for the first time, along with the return of fan favorites. Baseball and softball return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008, while four new sports make their Olympic debut, including surfing, karate, skateboarding and sport climbing.
Click here to view the full 2020 U.S. Olympic Team roster by sport and state (athletes’ recognized hometowns).
In alignment with previous games, the roster of 613 athletes does not reflect athletes currently registered for the Games as alternates. In effort to provide added flexibility to nations competing in the Tokyo 2020 field hockey, team handball, rugby, soccer and water polo competitions, the IOC and respective International Federations announced new policies for athletes registered as alternates in their sport. For the Tokyo Games, accredited alternate athletes in these sports are immediately eligible to be called into game day rosters and, in that case, will become Olympians. The USOPC, in compiling the roster of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team, followed these guidelines and will update the roster accordingly. Existing athlete replacement protocols remain in place for the remaining sports on the Olympic program. Updated 2020 U.S. Olympic team rosters will be made available at TeamUSA.org/Tokyo2020.
The 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team will be announced in early August.
NBCUniversal will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer by utilizing two broadcast networks, six cable networks and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers, making it the biggest media event ever.
For U.S. fans, live streams will be available on NBCOlympics.com, Peacock, or on NBC Sports. For international fans, streams can be found on the Olympic.com/live. Check local listings for primetime coverage.
Peacock will feature all sessions live with commentary by John Roethlisberger and Bridget Sloan.
NBCOlympics.com will now feature live streams of U.S. Men’s and Women’s Podium Training
The U.S. Men will be training at 6:30am ET on Wednesday, July 21
The U.S. Women’s will be training at 2:10am ET on Thursday, July 22
Team USA – Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Qualifications:
Subdivision 1: Friday, July 23 (9:00 p.m. ET)
Teams: Ukraine, Russia, China, Spain
Individuals: Marian Dragulescu (ROU), Tin Srbic (CRO), Loo Phay Xing (MAS), Misha Koudinov (NZL), David Jessen (CZE), Rhys McClenaghan (IRL), Bart Deurloo (NED), Epke Zonderland (NED), Alexander Shatilov (ISR), Artem Dolgopyat (ISR), Marios Georgiou (CYP), Omar Mohamed (EGY)
Subdivision 2: Saturday, July 24 (1:30 a.m. ET)
Teams: Switzerland, Brazil, Great Britain, Japan
Individuals: LE Thanh Tung (VIE) Vietnam, Tyson Bull (AUS), Milad Karimi (KAZ), David Rumbutis (SWE), Matvei Petrov (ALB),SHEK Wai Hung (HKG), Daniel Corral (MEX), Artur Davtyan (ARM), Rene Cournoyer (CAN), David Huddleston (BUL), Uche Eke (NGR), Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE)
Subdivision 3: Saturday, July 24 (6:30 a.m. ET)
Teams: Germany, Taiwan, USA, Korea
Individuals: Ferhat Arican (TUR), Ibrahim Colak (TUR), Ahmet Onder (TUR), Adem Asil (TUR), Ludovico Edalli (ITA), Marco Lodadio (ITA), Carlos Yulo (PHI), Cyril Tommasone (FRA), Samir Ait Said (FRA), Loris Frasca (FRA), Rasuljon Abdurakhimov (UZB), Sofus Heggemsnes (NOR), Robert Tvorogal (LTU), Ivan Tikhonov (AZE)
Subdivision 1: Saturday, July 24 (8:30 p.m. ET)
Teams: Italy, Japan
Individuals: Diana Varinska (UKR), Ana Derek (CRO), Ting Hua-Tien (TPE), Marcia Vidiaux (CUB), Marina Nekrasova (AZE), Pranati Nayak (IND), Tan Sze En (SGP), Raegan Rutty (CAY), Aneta Holsaova (CZE)
Subdivision 2: Saturday, July 24 (10:50 p.m. ET)
Teams: China, Great Britain, Russia
Individuals: Caitlin Rooskrantz (RSA), Naveen Daries (RSA), Megan Ryan (IRL), Elisa Hammerle (AUT), Milka Gehani (SRI)
Subdivision 3: Sunday, July 25 (2:10 a.m. ET)
Teams: USA, Netherlands
Individuals: Danusia Francis (JAM), Ariana Orrego (PER), Gabriela Janik (POL), Simona Castro (CHI), Nazli Savranbasi (TUR), Georgia Godwin (AUS), Emily Whitehead (AUS), Maria Holbura (ROU), Larisa Iordache (ROU), Filipa Martins (POR), Barbora Mokosova (SVK)
Subdivision 4: Sunday, July 25 (4:05 a.m. ET)
Teams: Canada, France, Spain
Individuals: Lihie Raz (ISR), Giulia Steingruber (SUI), Oksana Chusovitina (UZB), Luciana Alvarado (CRC), Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (MAS)
Subdivision 5: Sunday, July 25 (7:20 a.m. ET)
Teams: Germany, Belgium
Individuals: Lee Yun Seo (KOR), Yeo Seojeong (KOR), Julie Erichsen (NOR), Alexa Moreno (MEX), Zsofia Kovacs (HUN), Mandy Mohamed (EGY), Zenia Ibrahim (EGY), Flavia Saraiva (BRA), Rebeca Andrade, Jonna Alderteg (SWE), Hanna Traukova (BLR)
Men’s Team Final
Monday, July 26 at 6 a.m. ET
Women’s Team Final
Tuesday, July 27 at 6:45 a.m. ET
Wednesday, July 28 at 6:15 a.m. ET
Thursday, July 29 at 6:50 a.m. ET
Individual Event Finals Day 1
Men’s Floor, Pommel Horse, Women’s Vault, Uneven Bars
Sunday, August 1 at 4 a.m. ET
Individual Event Finals Day 2
Men’s Rings, Vault, Women’s Floor
Monday, August 2 at 4 a.m. ET
Individual Event Finals Day 3
Men’s Parallel Bars, High Bar, Women’s Balance Beam
Monday, August 3 at 4 a.m. ET
Friday (7/30) – Women’s Qualifications & Finals: 12 a.m. ET
Saturday (7/31) – Men’s Qualifications & Finals: 12 a.m. ET
Thursday (8/5) – Individual All-Around Qualification: 9:20 p.m. ET
Friday (8/6) – Individual All-Around Qualification: 1:50 a.m. ET
Friday (8/6) – Group All-Around Qualification: 9:00 p.m. ET
Saturday (8/7) – Individual All-Around Final: 2:20 a.m. ET
Saturday (8/7) – Group All-Around Final: 10:00 p.m. ET