Oregon athletes set for Olympics
OK, it's 2021.
But the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games are here. The opening ceremonies happen on Friday, July 23.
Between now and Aug. 8, athletes will compete in 33 sports, including five that weren't part of the 2016 Rio Games: baseball and softball, surfing, skateboarding, karate and climbing.
Japan is 16 hours ahead of Portland, so an event that starts at 6 p.m. in Tokyo will be live at 2 a.m. here.
NBC owns the rights to Olympics coverage in the United States. A daily primetime show featuring event coverage and athlete profiles will air evenings on KGW (8). Depending on the day, that coverage will begin around 5 p.m.
There are plenty of options for those without cable or satellite to stream the Olympics, though cost and availability will vary depending upon the streaming service.
Here are athletes with ties to Oregon or Southwest Washington who will compete at the Tokyo Games. Athletes are representing the United States unless noted:
Baseball — Scott McGough (former Ducks pitcher).
Men's basketball — Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers).
Women's basketball — Ali Gibson (Puerto Rico, former Beaver), Jamie (Weisner) Scott (Canada, alternate, former Beaver).
Fencing — Mariel Zagunis, women's sabre.
Women's gymnastics — Jade Carey (future OSU gymnast); Jordan Chiles (Vancouver, Wash.).
Men's soccer — Claudio Bravo (Timbers defender, Argentina).
Women's soccer — Portland Thorns Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Adrianna Franch and former Portland Pilot Megan Rapinoe for Team USA; Christine Sinclair (Thorns/UP) for Canada.
Women's softball — Janie (Takeda) Reed (former Duck outfielder); Tarni Stepto (Australia, incoming Beaver); Karissa Hovinga (former Duck, Canada alternate); Oregon State coach Laura Berg (assistant coach for Team USA).
Men's swimming — Caspar Corbeau (the Netherlands, Sunset High graduate), breaststroke.
Track and field — Devon Allen (former Duck), men's 110 hurdles; Matthew Centrowitz (former Duck), men's 1,500; Elise Cranny (Bowerman Track Club), women's 5,000; Ryan Crouser (Barlow High), men's shot put (defending gold medalist and world-record holder); Grant Fisher (Bowerman Track Club), men's 5,000 and 10,000; English Gardner (former Duck), women's 100; Cravon Gillespie (former Duck), men's 4x100 relay; Jake Heyward (Oregon Track Club Elite, Great Britain), men's 1,500; Cole Hocker (current Duck), men's 1,500; Jessica Hull (former Duck, Australia), women's 800 and women's 1,500; Charlie Hunter (current Duck, Australia), men's 800; Emmanuel Ihemeje (current Duck, Italy) men's triple jump; Woody Kincaid (former Pilot, Bowerman Track Club), men's 5,000 and 10,000; Sally Kipyego (Oregon Track Club Elite), women's marathon; Aneta Konieczek (current Duck, Poland) women's steeplechase; Kemba Nelson (current Duck, Jamaica), women's 100; Lauri Parades (former Duck, Paraguay), women's javelin; Jenna Prandini, (former Duck) women's 100 and 200; Clayton Murphy (former Nike Oregon Project), men's 800; Raevyn Rogers (former Duck), women's 800; Galen Rupp (Central Catholic High, former Duck), men's marathon; Karissa Schweizer, (Bowerman Track Club) women's 5,000; Micah Williams (Benson Tech, current Duck), men's 4x100 relay; Jillian Weir (former Duck, Canada), women's hammer; Kara Winger (Vancouver, Wash., Skyview High), women's javelin.
Women's volleyball — Kim Hill (Portland Christian).
Men's wrestling — Amar Dhesi (Canada, former Beaver).
Women's wrestling — Oregon State assistant coach Nate Engel is the personal coach for USA's Adeline Gray.
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