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Meet Your Local Athletes

Meet Your Local Athletes

Get to know local Olympians competing in the Rio Games

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 10:01 AM EDT

Matt Emmons, Shooting

Matt Emmons, Shooting

Matt Emmons is a three-time Olympic medalist. However, Emmons is not the only Olympian in his household, having married Olympic shooter Katerina Kurkova after the two met at the 2004 Athens Games.

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 02:48 PM EDT

Lia Neal, Swimming

Lia Neal, Swimming

Lia Neal earned bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay alongside Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy and Allison Schmitt.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 11:10 AM EDT

Laurie Hernandez, Gymnastics

Laurie Hernandez, Gymnastics

Born in 2000, Laurie Hernandez turned 16 just months before the Rio Olympics—making her eligible for the Olympic team the same year she makes her debut into senior elite competition.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 10:16 AM EDT

Nick Delpopolo, Judo

Nick Delpopolo, Judo

Nick Delpopolo made headlines at his first Olympic appearance in 2012, but not for winning a medal. Instead, Delpopolo was sent home from London after testing positive for marijuana.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016 at 08:42 PM EDT

'Melo in Tears in Rio: 'This Is the End, This Is It for Me'

'Melo in Tears in Rio: 'This Is the End, This Is It for Me'

Knicks power forward Carmelo Anthony, who made history in Rio by becoming the all-time leading scorer for Team USA and the most decorated Olympian in basketball, was emotional as he reflected on his third...

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