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Rio Olympics Daily Preview: August 6

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Saturday the action at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro get underway in earnest, and the action begins bright and early in Brazil. all of the action will be streamed at NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app. Among the sports in action Saturday are men’s basketball, including Team USA’s opener against China, and women’s soccer with the top ranked American women facing FIFA No. 3 France in the most anticipated match of the group stage. All the action will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports app.

Men’s gymnastics will also get underway, with the United States men looking to earn a place in the team final and their individual competitors aiming for spots in the all-around and event finals. Swimming opens Saturday, with Americans such as Connor Jaeger (men’s 400m freestyle), Elizabeth Beisel and Maya DiRado (both in the 400m individual medley) looking to earn medals. Capping things off Saturday will be the women’s beach volleyball tandem of Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross making their Olympic debut at 11:15 p.m. at the beach volleyball venue on the famed Copacobana beach. Walsh-Jennings won gold in each of the last three Olympics, with Misty May Treanor serving as her partner in those triumphs.

Rowing Qualifying Heats – WATCH LIVE

The Games start early when the men’s cycling road race begins at 8:30 am ET, with Team USA’s Taylor Phinney trying to better his fourth-place finish from London as he furiously pedals through the streets of Rio.

Men’s Cycling Individual Road Race – WATCH LIVE

Men’s Water Polo
The United States men’s water polo team, which finished seventh at last year’s World Championships in Kazan, Russia, opens up competition at 8:00 a.m. against Croatia, and the Americans will look to build on a 2016 in which they won silver at the 2016 FINA Water Polo World League in Hong Kong. Croatia finished second in the last World Championships, falling to a Serbian team that enters the Olympics as the favorites to win gold in the gold medal match.

8:00 a.m.: Serbia vs. Hungary (Group A)- WATCH LIVE

9:20 a.m.: United States vs. Croatia (Group B)- WATCH LIVE

10:40 a.m.: Spain vs. Italy (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 p.m.: Greece vs. Japan (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

6:30 p.m.: France vs. Montenegro (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

7:50 p.m.: Brazil vs. Australia (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

Archery

8:00 a.m.: Men’s Round of 16 – WATCH LIVE

1:00 p.m.: Men’s Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Medal matches – WATCH LIVE

Table Tennis (Singles)

8:00 a.m.: Men’s prelims, Women’s prelims, Women’s round 1 (Table 1) – WATCH LIVE

8:00 a.m.: Men’s prelims, Women’s prelims, Women’s round 1 (Table 2) – WATCH LIVE

8:00 a.m.: Men’s prelims, Women’s prelims, Women’s round 1 (Table 3) – WATCH LIVE

8:00 a.m.: Men’s prelims, Women’s prelims, Women’s round 1 (Table 4) – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 1 (Table 1) – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 1 (Table 2) – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 1 (Table 3) – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 1 (Table 4) – WATCH LIVE

6:00 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 2 (Table 1) – WATCH LIVE

6:00 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 2 (Table 2) – WATCH LIVE

6:00 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 2 (Table 3) – WATCH LIVE

6:00 p.m.: Men’s round 1, Women’s round 2 (Table 4) – WATCH LIVE

Fencing

8:00 a.m.: Blue Piste, Women’s individual epee fencing Rounds of 64, 32, 16 and quarterfinals – WATCH LIVE

8:00 a.m.: Red Piste, Women’s individual epee fencing Rounds of 64, 32, 16 and quarterfinals – WATCH LIVE

8:00 a.m.: Green Piste, Women’s individual epee fencing Rounds of 64, 32, 16 and quarterfinals – WATCH LIVE

8:00 a.m.: Yellow Piste, Women’s individual epee fencing Rounds of 64, 32, 16 and quarterfinals – WATCH LIVE

3:00 p.m.: Women’s individual epee fencing semifinals, bronze medal bout, gold medal bout – WATCH LIVE

Women’s Handball

8:30 a.m.: Norway vs. Brazil (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

10:30 a.m.: Netherlands vs. France (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

1:40 p.m.: Russia vs. South Korea (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

3:40 p.m.: Montenegro vs. Spain (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

6:50 p.m.: Angola vs. Romania (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

8:50 p.m.: Sweden vs. Argentina (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

Women’s Volleyball

8:30 a.m.: Japan vs. South Korea (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

10:30 a.m.: China vs. Netherlands (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

2:00 p.m.: Brazil vs. Cameroon (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

4:00 p.m.: United States vs. Puerto Rico (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

7:30 p.m.: Russia vs. Argentina (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

9:30 p.m.: Serbia vs. Italy (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

Men’s Field Hockey

9:00 a.m.: Argentina vs. Netherlands (Pool B) – WATCH LIVE

10:00 a.m.: India vs. Ireland (Pool B) – WATCH LIVE

11:30 a.m.: Belgium vs. Great Britain (Pool A) – WATCH LIVE

12:30 p.m.: Australia vs. New Zealand (Pool A) – WATCH LIVE

5:00 p.m.: Canada vs. Germany (Pool B) – WATCH LIVE

6:30 p.m.: Spain vs. Brazil (Pool A) – WATCH LIVE

Women’s Field Hockey

4:00 p.m.: United States vs. Argentina – WATCH LIVE

7:30 p.m.: Great Britain vs. Australia – WATCH LIVE

Judo

9:00 a.m.: Prelims and Quarterfinals, Women’s 48kg and Men’s 60kg (Mat 1) – WATCH LIVE

9:00 a.m.: Prelims and Quarterfinals, Women’s 48kg and Men’s 60kg (Mat 2) – WATCH LIVE

2:30 p.m.: Repechage, semifinals and medal matches, Women’s 48kg and Men’s 60kg – WATCH LIVE

Equestrian

9:00 a.m.: Eventing individual and team dressage Day 1 – WATCH LIVE

Men’s Beach Volleyball

9:00 a.m.: Preliminary Match, Carambula/Rangheri (Italy) vs. Doppler/Horst (Austria) – WATCH LIVE

10:00 a.m.: Preliminary Match, Alison/Bruno Schmidt (Brazil) vs. Binstock/Schacter (Canada) – WATCH LIVE

3:30 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Gibb/Patterson (United States) vs. Jefferson/Cherif (Qatar) – WATCH LIVE

4:30 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Brouwer/Meeuwsen (Netherlands) vs. Liamin/Barsouk (Russia)- WATCH LIVE

8:00 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Losiak/Kantor (Poland) vs. Bockermann/Fluggen (Germany) – WATCH LIVE

9:00 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Herrera/Gavira (Spain) vs. Huber/Seidl (Astria) – WATCH LIVE

Women’s Beach Volleyball

11:00 a.m.: Preliminary Match, Bawden/Clancy (Australia) vs. Alfaro/C.Charles (Costa Rica) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Elsa/Liliana (Spain) vs. Gallay/Klug (Argentina) – WATCH LIVE

2:30 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Agatha/Barbara (Brazil) vs. Hermannova/Slukova (Czech Republic) – WATCH LIVE

5:30 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Meppelink/Van Iersel (Netherlands) vs. Pazo/Agudo (Venezuela) – WATCH LIVE

10:00 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Forrer/Verge-Depre (Switzerland) vs. Wang/Yue (China) – WATCH LIVE

11:00 p.m.: Preliminary Match, Walsh Jennings/Ross (United States) vs. Artacho Del Solar/Laird (Australia) – WATCH LIVE

Shooting

9:30 a.m.: Women’s 10m air rifle final – WATCH LIVE

2:00 p.m.: Men’s 10m air pistol final – WATCH LIVE

Men’s Gymnastics

9:30 a.m.: Subdivision 1 – WATCH LIVE

9:30 a.m.: Subdivision 1 Floor Exercise – WATCH LIVE

9:30 a.m.: Subdivision 1 Pommel Horse – WATCH LIVE

9:30 a.m.: Subdivision 1 Vault – WATCH LIVE

9:30 a.m.: Subdivision 1 Still Rings – WATCH LIVE

9:30 a.m.: Subdivision 1 Horizontal Bar – WATCH LIVE

9:30 a.m.: Subdivision 1 Parallel Bars – WATCH LIVE

Subdivision 1 teams: Mixed Group 3 (Greece/2, Canada, Cuba/2, Republic of South Africa, Monaco), Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Mixed Group 6 (Lithuania, Belgium, Belarus, Chile, Colombia, Turkey, Israel) and the Netherlands.

1:30 p.m.: Subdivision 2 – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Subdivision 2 Floor Exercise – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Subdivision 2 Pommel Horse – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Subdivision 2 Vault – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Subdivision 2 Still Rings – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m.: Subdivision 2 Horizontal Bar – WATCH LIVE

1:30 p.m. Subdivision 2 Parallel Bars – WATCH LIVE

Subdivision 2 teams: Great Britain, France, Mixed Group 5 (Hungary, Vietnam, People’s Republic of Korea, Italy), United States, Mixed Group 4 (Norway, Azerbaijan, Chinese Taipei, Armenia, New Zealand), and Germany.

5:30 p.m.: Subdivision 3 – WATCH LIVE

5:30 p.m.: Subdivision 3 Floor Exercise – WATCH LIVE

5:30 p.m.: Subdivision 3 Pommel Horse – WATCH LIVE

5:30 p.m.: Subdivision 3 Vault – WATCH LIVE

5:30 p.m.: Subdivision 3 Still Rings – WATCH LIVE

5:30 p.m.: Subdivision 3 Horizontal Bar – WATCH LIVE

5:30 p.m.: Subdivision 3 Parallel Bars – WATCH LIVE

Subdivision 3 teams: Ukraine, Mixed Group 1 (Croatia, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, Algeria, Ireland), Switzerland, China, Mixed Group 2 (Romania/2, Finland, Spain/2, Cypress, Portugal) and Russia.

Tennis

9:45 a.m.: Men’s singles first round, Ramos-Vinolas (Spain) vs. Nishikori (Japan) – WATCH LIVE

10:00 a.m. Women’s singles first round, Keys (United States) vs. Kovinic (Montenegro) – WATCH LIVE

10:00 a.m.: Women’s singles first round, Strycova (Czech Republic) vs. Wick mayer (Belgium) – WATCH LIVE

10:00 a.m.: Women’s singles first round, Errani (Italy) vs. Bertens (Netherlands) – WATCH LIVE

10:00 a.m.: Men’s singles first round, Berankis (Lithuania) vs. Millman (Australia) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 p.m.: Women’s singles first round, Ivanovic (Serbia) vs. Navarro (Spain) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, Dimitrov (Bulgaria) vs. Cilic (Croatia) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, Sock (United States) vs. Taro (Japan) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 p.m.: Women’s singles first round, Wilson (Great Britain) vs. Peng (China) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 p.m.: Women’s singles first round, Bacsinszky (Switzerland) vs. Zhang (China) – WATCH LIVE

2:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, Jaziri (Turkey) vs. Tsonga (France) – WATCH LIVE

2:00 p.m.: Women’s singles first round, Zheng (Canada) vs. Radwanska (Poland) – WATCH LIVE

2:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, King (Barbados) vs. Johnson (United States) – WATCH LIVE

2:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, Baker (United States) vs. Sugita (Japan) – WATCH LIVE

4:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, Coric (Croatia) vs. Simon (France) – WATCH LIVE

4:00 p.m.: Women’s singles first round, Bouchard (Canada) vs. Stephens (United States) – WATCH LIVE

4:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, Dzumhur (Bosnia & Herzegovina) vs. Sela (Israel) – WATCH LIVE

5:45 p.m.: Women’s singles first round, Flipkens (Belgium) vs. V. Williams (United States) – WATCH LIVE

8:00 p.m.: Men’s singles first round, Monfils (France) vs. Pospisil (Canada) – WATCH LIVE

Boxing Carlos Balderas in morning session, Nico Hernandez in evening session

10:00 a.m.: Men’s Prelims (Light flyweight, flyweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight) – WATCH LIVE

4:00 p.m.: Men’s Prelims (Light flyweight, flyweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight) – WATCH LIVE

Rugby

10:00 a.m.: France vs. Spain (Pool B), New Zealand vs. Kenya (Pool B), Great Britain vs. Brazil (Pool C), Canada vs. Japan (Pool C), United States vs. Fiji (Pool A), Australia vs. Colombia (Pool A) – WATCH LIVE

3:00 p.m.: France vs. Kenya (Pool B), New Zealand vs. Spain (Pool B), Great Britain vs. Japan (Pool C), Canada vs. Brazil (Pool C), United States vs. Colombia (Group A), Australia vs. Fiji (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

Women’s Basketball

11:00 a.m.: Turkey vs. France (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

1:15 p.m.: China vs. Canada (Group B) – WATCH LIVE

4:30 p.m.: Brazil vs. Australia (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

6:45 p.m.: Belarus vs. Japan (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

Men’s Basketball

Day 1 also features the debut of the new-look U.S. men’s basketball team, led by NBA all-stars Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony at 6:00 pm ET. All six teams in Group A are in action Saturday, with the matchup between Australia and France boasting a number of current NBA players including San Antonio Spurs teammates Tony Parker (France) and Patty Mills (Australia).

1:15 p.m.: Australia vs. France (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

6:00 p.m.: United States vs. China (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

9:30 p.m.: Venezuela vs. Serbia (Group A) – WATCH LIVE

Swimming

12:00 p.m.: Heats (Men’s and women’s 400m individual medley; women’s 100m butterfly; men’s 400m freestyle; men’s 100m breaststroke; women’s 4x100m freestyle relay) – WATCH LIVE

9:00 p.m.: Finals (men’s and women’s 400m individual medley; men’s 400m freestyle; women’s 4x100m freestyle relay), women’s 100m butterfly semis, men’s 100m breaststroke semis – WATCH LIVE

Women’s Soccer

The United States’ matchup with France is the headliner on the women’s soccer schedule, with the teams currently ranked first and third respectively in the FIFA rankings. The two clubs met in the group stage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, with the United States winning by the final score of 4-2 with Alex Morgan scoring twice. France scored twice in the first 14 minutes of the match, with the United States answering with four unanswered goals to grab all three points. Both teams won their opening match in Brazil Wednesday, with the United States beating New Zealand 2-0 and France rolling past Colombia by the final score of 4-0.

2:00 p.m.: Canada vs. Zimbabwe (Group F) – WATCH LIVE

4:00 p.m.: United States vs. France (Group G) – WATCH LIVE

5:00 p.m.: Germany vs. Australia (Group F) – WATCH LIVE

6:00 p.m.: South Africa vs. China (Group E) – WATCH LIVE

7:00 p.m.: Colombia vs. New Zealand (Group G) – WATCH LIVE

9:00 p.m.: Brazil vs. Sweden (Group E ) – WATCH LIVE

Notable men’s hockey players eligible for PyeongChang Olympics

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With active NHL players, even Alex Ovechkin, set to miss the Olympics, a look at the most recognizable names who could be in PyeongChang …

Russia
Pavel Datsyuk
, Forward
The 39-year-old played at the last four Olympics and was Russia’s captain in Sochi. He’s also a four-time NHL All-Star from his 14 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Datsyuk left for the KHL last season. He could become the third-oldest Russian or Soviet Olympic men’s hockey player after Igor Larionov and Sergei Fedorov, also former Red Wings.

Ilya Kovalchuk, Forward
Like Datsyuk, Kovalchuk eyes his fifth Olympics, which would be a Soviet/Russian hockey record. At age 18 in 2002, he became the youngest Russian or Soviet Olympic men’s hockey player ever. Kovalchuk played 11 NHL seasons and made three All-Star teams. He has been in the KHL since 2013.

Andrei Markov, Defenseman
The most experienced former NHL blueliner eligible for PyeongChang. Markov, 38, made two NHL All-Star teams in 16 years with the Montreal Canadiens before moving to the KHL this year. He played at the last three Olympics for Russia.

Slava Voynov, Defenseman
Another two-time NHL All-Star defenseman. Voynov, 27, made the Sochi Olympic team the same year he won his second Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings. In 2015, Voynov spent nearly two months in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge before heading back to Russia and the KHL.

Sergey Mozyakin, Forward
The 36-year-old is the most decorated active skater never to play in the NHL. Mozyakin owns KHL career records in goals and points and, last season, set single-season league records in those categories. Mozyakin has never made an Olympic team, though he has played in several world championships.

Canada
Max Talbot, Forward
Best known for scoring both Pittsburgh Penguins goals to win Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Detroit Red Wings. Talbot, 33, played for four teams from 2005-2016 before moving to the KHL. He has never made a Canadian team for the Olympics or world championships.

Derek Roy, Forward
A Buffalo Sabres mainstay a decade ago. Roy, now 34, tallied at least 60 points in four straight seasons from 2006-10 and has played in Europe since 2015.

Ben Scrivens, Goalie
All three of Canada’s prospective Olympic goalies have NHL experience, but none more than Scrivens. He played in 144 games from 2011-16 before moving to the KHL. He also split time in net for Canada at the 2014 World Championship.

Cam Barker, Defenseman
The No. 3 overall pick in the 2004 NHL Draft played with four teams before beginning his KHL stint in 2013.

United States
Ryan Malone, Forward
The only player with Olympic experience to openly express interest in making Team USA. The Vancouver 2010 silver medalist hasn’t played in the NHL since 2015 but unretired this summer. He’s in the Minnesota Wild’s preseason camp but doesn’t expect to make the NHL club. He could use the camp to segue to the American Hockey League, which would make him Olympic eligible.

Troy Terry, Forward
The T.J. Oshie of the 2017 World Junior Championship. Terry went 3-for-3 in shootout attempts to lead the U.S. past Russia in the semifinals, then scored the only shootout goal of either nation in the final against Canada. Three months later, Terry helped the University of Denver to an NCAA title. Going into his junior NCAA season.

Chris Bourque, Forward
The son of Hall of Famer and Canadian Olympic defenseman Ray Bourque. Turned pro after one season at Boston University in 2005. Led all skaters with seven goals at the 2006 World Junior Championship, a tournament that included Evgeni MalkinJonathan Toews, Nicklas Backstrom and Phil Kessel. Bourque has played 51 games in the NHL but has spent the majority of his career in the AHL. The AHL’s active career leader in points is currently in the Washington Capitals’ training camp but is on an AHL contract with the Hershey Bears.

Nathan Gerbe, Forward
The diminutive 30-year-old played 394 NHL games between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes from 2008-16 before joining the Swiss League.

Ryan Zapolski, Goalie
A journeyman with experience in the ECHL, the Finnish League and the KHL last season. Currently ranks second in the KHL in goals-against average (1.48 with a 6-1 record for Jokerit in Helsinki).

Sweden
Viktor Fasth, Goalie
Split time in the Anaheim Ducks’ net in 2012-13, then was Scrivens’ backup in Edmonton two seasons later before joining the KHL. Fasth, 35, was Sweden’s No. 1 at the 2017 World Championship until New York Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist joined the team and backstopped it to gold.

Jonas Gustavsson, Goalie
The only netminder other than Lundqvist to play for Sweden at either of the last two Olympics. The 32-year-old hasn’t been on the Swedish team at any world championship this Olympic cycle. His NHL ice time steadily decreased from 2012 until his last AHL demotion in January. Played 179 games among the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers from 2009 through 2017. Back in the Swedish League for the first time since 2009, when he earned MVP and a championship.

Joakim Lindström, Forward
Reigning Swedish League MVP. Lindström, 33, led the league in points in his return after stints in the NHL and KHL. He’s never made Sweden’s Olympic team but did play in the 2014 and 2015 World Championships.

Joel Lundqvist, Forward
Identical twin brother of the New York Rangers goalie. The 35-year-old captained Sweden to the world title in May — his third gold — but has never made an Olympic team. He played for the Dallas Stars from 2006-09 before moving back to the Swedish League.

Viktor Stalberg, Forward
Spent parts or all of the last eight seasons in the NHL before joining the Swiss League this summer. One of the most notable omissions from Sweden’s Sochi Olympic team.

Finland
Sami Lepistö, Defenseman
On Finland’s Olympic bronze-medal-winning teams in 2010 and 2014. Spent parts of five seasons in the NHL, the last in 2011-12 before signing in the KHL.

Mikko Koskinen, Goalie
Started four games for the New York Islanders in February 2011. Now in his fifth KHL season. Never saw much time internationally behind the likes of Tuukka Rask and Pekka Rinne until the 2016 World Championship. He was named the tournament’s top goalie with a 1.13 goals-against average and .947 save percentage, anchoring Finland to a silver medal.

Otto Koivula, Forward
The Finnish League Rookie of the Year turned 19 years old on Sept. 1. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Islanders last year.

Czech Republic
Jaromír Jágr, Forward
It was thought Sochi would be the final Olympics for Jagr, the last link to the Czech Republic’s gold-medal-winning team at the first Winter Games with NHL participation in 1998. But he’s still going at 45 years old. He played full NHL seasons the last five years but is currently unsigned.

Martin Erat, Forward
Three-time Olympian who spent 13 seasons in the NHL, leading the Nashville Predators in points in 2011-12. Erat, 36, played last season in the KHL and is now in the Czech League.

Milan Michálek, Forward
A 2012 NHL All-Star who played in the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. He led the Ottawa Senators with 35 goals in 2011-12. The 32-year-old was demoted to the AHL last October and is currently a free agent.

Slovakia
Andrej Meszároš, Defenseman
Three-time Olympian with 10 seasons of NHL experience. The 31-year-old is in his third season in the KHL.

Switzerland
Jonas Hiller, Goalie
The Swiss No. 1 at the last two Olympics, when he played for the Anaheim Ducks. Famously stopped 44 of 47 Canadian shots in a near upset in group play at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Hiller, now 35, moved back to the Swiss League last year but was not the primary goalie for Switzerland at the world championship in May.

Germany
Christian Ehrhoff, Defenseman
Played his first Olympics in 2002 at age 19, then played in the NHL from 2003-2016 while rejoining Germany for the Olympics in 2006 and 2010. The Germans didn’t qualify for Sochi but came back to nab one of the last spots in the PyeongChang field. In his second season back in the German League.

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Study shows which colleges produce most U.S. Olympians

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Want to be an Olympian? Go West, young athlete.

An OlympStats.com study found that Stanford, UCLA, USC and the University of California were the top colleges or universities attended by the 9,000-plus Americans to compete in Olympic history.

Olympic historians Bill Mallon and Hilary Evans spent the summer compiling the statistics.

They found that Stanford had at least 289 Olympians, followed by UCLA with 277, USC with 251 and Cal with 212.

Stanford and UCLA tied for the most Summer Olympians with 280.

The most Winter Olympians? The University of Minnesota with 93, more than two-thirds being hockey players.

Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale dominated the early editions of the Summer and Winter Olympics.

But USC topped the list at every Summer Games from 1928 through 1964 (tied with Cal in 1948). UCLA’s run went from 1968 through 2004. Stanford had the most in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

In Winter Olympics, the University of Utah topped the 2002 and 2006 teams, followed by Utah’s Westminster College in 2010 and 2014. Many skiers and snowboarders who train in Park City take classes at those two schools.

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