Volleyball-Brazil seek gold sweep on home court

Joseph Polossifakis at the World Championships in 2015. Joseph just missed qualifying for the Olympics in London 2012 something that his father says made him work harder to make Rio 2016

Volleyball-Brazil seek gold sweep on home court

King, who just finished her freshman year at IN, won both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststrokes at the Olympic Trials. PointAfter - a sports data visualization site powered by Graphiq - looked back at every Olympic Games since 1896 to find the most decorated swimmers of all time, both male and female.

Iran will take on Brazil for the second friendly match on Saturday.

Shotgun shooter Kim Rhode will be looking to extend her record as the only U.S. athlete to win medals at five consecutive Olympic Games in an individual sport when she arrives at the Rio Summer Games.

If she manages to extend her medal streak, which dates back to the 1996 Atlanta Games and includes three golds, a silver and a bronze, it will mean she's overcome a serious hip injury that resulted from her son Carter's birth three years ago.

"Successful marketing during the Olympics won't be focussed on the device being used, instead focussing on the specific moment in time and the likelihood that an individual will engage with the marketing content". Rhode became the first American individual athlete to win a medal in five consecutive Olympic Games in 2012.

On top of that, more than a third are saying their need to be connected increases while the Olympics are on. And they'll finish at the same time.

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The Benfeito family took this selfie before Meaghan Benfeito headed off to compete in Rio

Alana Boyd heads to her third Olympics with her best chance of contending for a medal in the pole vault.

Over the past two years, Team USA have earned a reputation as a team that needs to be feared and respected in equal measure. In 2015, they successfully defended their Pan American Games gold medal by defeating Argentina in the final, and in 2016 the side snatched the bronze medal at the Hockey Champions Trophy in London.

Over the past decade the Japanese women's team has been making in-roads on the global hockey scene and will be looking to upset the FIH Hero World Rankings in Rio. In the event of ties, the athlete with the most gold medals is ranked higher.

"It's always been about a desire to make the Olympic team and represent my country", Coventry said.

According to Fanatics, as reported by Bloomberg, the overall pre-game sales of Team USA Olympics merchandise has increased by 50 percent compared to the same period in the 2012 London Olympics. In fact, their opponents will need to figure out exactly how to stop free-scoring attacking duo Vandana Katariya and 21-year-old strike partner Rani Rani, two of the most prolific goal-scorers in the game.

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