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Women's basketball was first introduced to the Olympic program in 1976, and two U.S. Olympic women’s records still stand after 44 years.

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team spent an off day sightseeing in Rio.

USA Basketball statement regarding the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games

Led by four-time Olymic gold medalist Lisa Leslie, the 2008 U.S. Olympic Women's Team claimed a fourth-straight Olympic gold.

Led by three-time Olympians Lisa Leslie, Dawn Staley and Sheryl Swoopes, the USA women captured a third consecutive gold medal.

USA Basketball is represented among the USOPC Hall of Fame finalists in the team category by the historic 1996 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team, as well as the late Anne Donovan and Lisa Leslie in the individual Olympic category.

  • Author:
    Steve Drumwright, Red Line Editorial
  • Date:
    Aug 3, 2019

The U.S. women already are qualified for Tokyo, but playing meaningful games together will keep them sharp and build team chemistry.

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