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Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony lead Olympic roster

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The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team includes two returning Olympians — its fewest since 2004 — and no players younger than age 24 for the first time in the Dream Team era.

The 12-man team tasked with winning a third straight gold medal in Rio was widely reported with player commitments in the last month.

USA Basketball confirmed those reports Monday morning.

The team:

Jimmy Butler — Guard
DeMar DeRozan — Guard
Kyrie Irving — Guard
Kyle Lowry — Guard
Klay Thompson — Guard
Carmelo Anthony — Forward (2004, 2008, 2012 Olympian)
Harrison Barnes — Forward
Kevin Durant — Forward (2012 Olympian)
Paul George — Forward
Draymond Green — Forward
DeMarcus Cousins — Center
DeAndre Jordan — Center

Anthony will become the first U.S. man to play in four Olympic basketball tournaments.

In 2008 and 2012, the U.S. returned five players with Olympic experience.

The 2004 U.S. Olympic team had zero with prior Olympic experience. It took bronze in Athens and remains the only U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team with NBA players to lose an Olympic game.

The youngest player on the Rio roster is Barnes at age 24. The youngest players on previous Olympic teams with NBA players:

1992 — Christian Laettner (22)
1996 — Grant Hill (23)
2000 — Vince Carter (23)
2004 — LeBron James (19)
2008 — Dwight Howard (22)
2012 — Anthony Davis (19)

Without NBA superstars such as LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the U.S. could be challenged in Rio more than at the previous two Games.

Spain, the 2008 and 2012 silver medalist, could field a roster that includes Pau and Marc GasolRicky Rubio and Jose Calderon.

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U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials set new dates in 2021 in Omaha

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The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, originally scheduled for June 21-28 in Omaha, will now be June 13-20, 2021 at the same venue.

The Olympic Trials event schedule will remain the same across the 15-session, eight-day meet.

The top two finishers per individual event are in line to qualify for the Tokyo Games. Usually, the top six finishers in the 100m and 200m freestyles also qualify for relays.

Trials will be one week earlier in relation to the Olympics, which moved from July 24-Aug. 9, 2020 to July 23-Aug. 8, 2021.

As of Friday, 1,213 athletes have achieved the 2020 qualifying times to swim at trials. USA Swimming anticipates those swimmers will remain qualified for 2021. Updated trials qualifying standards will be released before swimming competition resumes.

Around 1,800 swimmers qualified to compete at the 2016 Olympic Trials.

Omaha, announced as host in May 2017, will hold the trials for a record fourth straight time.

The trials were first held at the CHI Health Center Center (then the Qwest Center) in 2008, after they were in Long Beach, Calif., in 2004 and Indianapolis in 1992, 1996 and 2000.

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Olympic triathlon champion to do Ironman at home

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German Jan Frodeno announced on April 1 that he wanted to complete an Ironman triathlon at home. Turns out he wasn’t joking.

Frodeno, the 2008 Olympic champion and three-time Ironman Kona world champion, plans to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a marathon on Saturday, all at his home in Girona, Spain, to fundraise for hospital workers fighting the coronavirus.

“If you would have said this to me 10 years ago, I would have called you insane but special times call for special measures,” was posted on Frodeno’s Instagram. “The idea is not to race, nor is it a call for you to try this at home. It’s about showing that you can do a lot of things in your own four walls, despite restrictions.”

Frodeno said he wants to complete the Ironman between sunrise and sunset. Shouldn’t be a problem. Last year, Frodeno won Kona in 7:51:13 to break the course record.

The event is set to be live streamed on Frodeno’s Facebook page.

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