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2016 Rio Olympics End

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics officially ended on Sunday night with the closing ceremony. The United States walked away with 121 medals with 46 of them being gold medals to not only win the total medal count but also the most gold medals. Great Britain followed with 27 gold medals and China was third with 26. …

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USA Continues to Dominate at Rio 2016 Olympics

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics have been a predictable story thus far. The United States are winning the medal count, the US men’s basketball is dominating, the American swimmers are breaking records, and other countries such as China, Great Britain, and Russia (despite the limited number of athletes) are right …

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Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Olympics Kicks Off Tonight

Today is the official start date of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 207 countries will be represented at this year’s Olympiad in 28 different sports. Sports taking the center stage this weekend are gymnastics and swimming. The USA women’s gymnastics team are defending Olympic champions and the London …

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USA Men’s Basketball Ready For Olympics

Team USA wrapped up it’s last exhibition game before “wheels up” to Rio in just a few short days. In Monday night’s game USA outscored Nigeria 110-66 in Houston. Nigeria was lead by  Chamberlain Oguchi, who scored 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting and Alade Aminu added 13 points. However, that was …

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USA Basketball Wins Second Exhibition Game

Just a few short days after their big win over Argentina, team USA won its second of five exhibition games leading up to the Olympics in Rio. Team USA outscored team China by a final score of 106-57 on Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Though this Chinese …

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Mike Holloway Attends Rio Track and Field Trials

The 2016 Track and Field Olympic Trials are complete which means the Rio Olympic games are just around the corner.  At the event several Gators (current and alumni) qualified for  the Olympics in Rio. Florida Gators Track and Field Head Coach Mike Holloway was in attendance for the trails. Those not aware (which you should be) …

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Former Gator Kelly Murphy Representing USA Volleyball In Rio

Former Gator volleyball great Kelly Murphy was named to the 12 person Olympic team roster on Tuesday morning; this is the first Olympic appearance for Murphy as well. During her tenure at UF, Murphy was a four time All-American and was named the SEC Player of the Year in 2010. …

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Head Coach Gregg Troy Pleased with Gators Swimming Into Olympics

As of last week, the Olympic trials are over for swimming. Up next, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It all started in Omaha, Nebraska where swimmers competed for a spot on their country’s Olympic team. After getting their feet wet in Olympic waters, thirteen different athletes will have …

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Olympic Trials: 27 Gators Making A Run To Represent Team USA

The University of Florida’s Track and Field program will send 27 former, past, and future Gators to the United States Olympic Trials, which runs from July 1 to July 10. How will the 2016 Olympics, in Rio De Janiero, be similar to every Olympic Games since the year 1992? Every U.S. Olympic team since then, has featured at least one athlete coached …

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