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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Philly-Area Athletes

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Philly-Area Athletes

Athletes with ties to Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware going for gold in Rio

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Frank Molinaro, Wrestling

Frank Molinaro, Wrestling

Thanks to a surprising string of events that seem straight out of a Hollywood movie, Frank Molinaro is a member of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team.

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Tamika Catchings, Basketball

Tamika Catchings, Basketball

Part of the last three USA women’s Olympic basketball teams, Tamika Catchings has been instrumental in the team’s three consecutive gold medals. Born in New Jersey, but raised in Texas, Catchings is an...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Matt Anderson, Volleyball

Matt Anderson, Volleyball

Matt Anderson joined the U.S. men’s national team in June 2009. He was the youngest member of the team when he made his Olympic debut in London. He has played internationally in Russia, Italy, and Korea.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Alisha Glass, Volleyball

Alisha Glass, Volleyball

Alisha Glass joined the U.S. women’s national team in June 2009. The setter has made a name for herself, earning USA Volleyball’s Female Indoor Athlete of the Year award in 2013 and 2014.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Kyle Lowry, Basketball

Kyle Lowry, Basketball

A Philadelphia native, Kyle Lowry is the latest NBA All-Star to hail from the City of Brotherly Love. Lowry stayed close to home for college, attending Villanova University for two seasons. The 24th overall pick

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Max Holt, Volleyball

Max Holt, Volleyball

Max Holt joined the U.S. men’s national team in 2009. He currently plays professionally in Moscow, Russia.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Vashti Cunningham, Track & Field

Vashti Cunningham, Track & Field

Cunningham, the daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, is the defending world indoor high jump champion. In 2016, she became the youngest woman to ever capture a title at world indoors at the age...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Elena Delle Donne, Basketball

Elena Delle Donne, Basketball

Born and raised in Wilmington, Del., Elena Delle Donne led her high school team to three straight Delaware State Championships, becoming the No. 1 ranked recruit in the nation in the process.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Nia Ali, Track & Field

Nia Ali, Track & Field

Philadelphia's own, Nia Ali, began her track career at West Catholic Philadelphia High School.

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