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During the span of days that the 2020 Olympics were originally scheduled, USA Basketball is taking a look back at various Olympic facts and games that happened on this day in Olympic basketball history. Join us on this journey!
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced on Aug. 12, 2004, that three-time Olympian Dawn Staley was elected by the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team captains to represent the United States of America as the USA's flag bearer for the 2004 Olympic Games
Dawn Staley, playing in her third Olympic Games, was elected by her peers - all U.S. team captains - to carry the flag and lead the U.S. delegation into the 2004 Opening Ceremony. She reflects back on her selection and what it meant to her.
U.S. basketball teams have been the most successful in Olympic history, something players, coaches and administrators work hard to sustain.
While some coaches may think their athletes are beyond the basics – mastering the fundamentals is a never-ending process.
Remember to keep these quick and simple healthy snacks readily available for your athlete because if they aren’t provided healthy options, children are more likely to eat unhealthy treats, even if they’re not hungry.
Hydrating properly, which often means deciding what athletes should drink, is critical to their performance and wellbeing during sport. These tips will help you decide when and what athletes should be consuming to stay hydrated.
Thursday's (8 pm EDT) USA Men’s National Team exhibition game re-air is from July 22, 2007 when Kobe Bryant, wearing a USA uniform for the first time, drained the game winner with :06 left to lead the USA Blue Team to a 105-104 victory in the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge in Las Vegas.
Thursday's (8 pm EDT) men’s national team exhibition game re-air is from July 22, 2012, when Kevin Durant poured in 27 points to lead the USA National Team to an 86-80 victory over Argentina in Barcelona, Spain.
Thursday's (8 pm EDT) men’s national team exhibition game re-air is from Aug. 4, 2004, when Allen Iverson's 40-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the USA National Team to an 80-77 victory over Germany in Cologne, Germany.