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U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team Unveiled

 


With just over four weeks to go before

the 2020 Olympic Opening Ceremony,

the 2020 U.S. Olympic Women’s

Basketball Team was unveiled

this morning in front of a nationally

televised audience on NBC’s TODAY

show.

Team selections for the six-time

defending Olympic gold medalists

USA were made by the USA Basketball

Women’s National Team Player

Selection Committee and pending

approval by the U.S. Olympic &

Paralympic Committee.

Headlining the team are longtime

USA National Team members Sue

Bird (Seattle Storm) and Diana Taurasi

(Phoenix Mercury), who own a

combined eight Olympic, and threetime

Olympic gold medalist Sylvia

Fowles (Minnesota Lynx).

Expecting to play in a third Olympic

Games is Tina Charles (Washington

Mystics), a three-time World Cup gold

medalist; while 2016 Olympic gold

medalists Brittney Griner (Phoenix

Mercury) and Breanna Stewart (Seattle

Storm) return to chase a second

Olympic gold in Tokyo.

Two athletes who are pursuing their

first Olympic gold medal are Jewell

Loyd (Seattle Storm) and A’ja Wilson

(Las Vegas Aces).

Stepping onto the world stage for

the first time at a FIBA senior-level

five-on-five competition will be

Ariel Atkins (Washington Mystics),

Napheesa Collier (Minnesota Lynx),

Skylar Diggins-Smith (Phoenix Mercury)

and Chelsea Gray (Las Vegas

Aces).

 

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