2016 Olympic Games 2016



All Access: Team USA 4x100m Relay Practice Aug 5, 2016

The Team USA men's 4x100m relay will face off against defending gold medalists Jamaica at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with the fastest sprinters from both nation's coming together and gunning for the top spot.  Baylor Associate Coach, Mike Ford, who coaches Trayvon Bromell, gave us an inside look at Friday's practice.

Florida Olympians Share Opening Ceremony Moments Aug 6, 2016

The state of Florida is well represented at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. From the high school ranks, to those who went to college here, and call the Sunshine State their training ground as professional athletes. Over the next two weeks we will give you an inside look at their Road to Rio and experiences at the Olympic Games.  See how former Florida high school stars enjoyed the Opening Ceremony on Friday night.

Future Olympic Hopeful Damion Thomas Of Northeast High School Living Out Olympic Dream Aug 7, 2016

Northeast High School senior Damion Thomas is one of the top hurdlers in the country and one of the best in the world. Thomas is in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the Olympic Games, but he's not competing. He was selected at part of the TD Ameritrade Olympic Hopefuls program, which sends promising Tokyo 2020 Olympians, to the games for a week of mentorship, training opportunities, and a look at what it is like to be in the best environment in all of sports. 

All Access: Trayvon Bromell's Olympic Training Log Aug 12, 2016

Trayvon Bromell is one of the top young sprinters in the world and has his eyes set on a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Bromell's Coach Mike Ford gave us an exclusive look at the training log for his star athlete during his time in Brazil on the eve of the first round of the 100m dash.

Road To Rio: Former Colonial Grenadier, Florida Gator Andres Arroyo To Compete For Puerto Rico Aug 10, 2016

Andres Arroyo idolized Roberto Clemente as a kid growing up. Like Clemente, the former Colonial Grenadier, dreamed of roaming the outfield in baseball's major leagues. As he entered high school, those dreams changed and track and field called his name. Now, at the University of Florida, Arroyo will compete in his first Olympic Games in the 800m, and represent his birthplace of Puerto Rico. We caught up with him to talk about his road to Rio, the Olympic Games, and much more.

Throwback Thursday: Jenny (Barringer) Simpson's Running Career In Photos Aug 18, 2016

Mike Leary, a longtime Florida photographer (and father of stellar Florida high school runner Ryder Leary), sent us some of his favorite photos he shot during the high school and college career of local celebrity Jenny (Barringer) Simpson who recently made history becoming the first woman to medal in the 1,500m at the Olympic Games, when she earned the bronze medal on Tuesday night in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Road To Rio: Watch All Olympic Pre-Meet Interviews Aug 11, 2016

Central Florida serves as a training ground for dozens of elite track and field athletes, many who will be competing over the next two weeks in Rio at the Olympic Games. Our Zack Bias made a trip to Montverde to chat with seven-time Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica who is competing in her fifth Olympic Games, as well as members of the Pure Athletics Group. after their final workouts in the U.S. Pure Athletic athletes include Shaunae Miller, a favorite to medal in the 400 meters, Trinidad & Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Alonzo Edwards who was the flag-bearer for Panama in the opening ceremony, and former Florida high school standout and University of Florida alumni Tony McQuay.

Road To Rio: Palm Beach Lakes Alum Eddie Lovett Ready To Make His Mark On 110 Hurdles Aug 14, 2016

Palm Beach Lakes class of 2010 alumni Eddie Lovett was a part of two high school 110m hurdles championship, and while at Florida racked up an indoor title in 2013, two runner-up finishes outdoor in 2013 and 2014, and was a member of four national championship teams (2 indoor, 2 outdoor). We caught up with Lovett in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where he will be competing in the 110m hurdles for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What To Watch: Florida T&F Stars In Olympic Games Aug 12, 2016

Track and field starts today! Three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson will compete in the first round of the women's 1,500m run in primetime tonight at 7:30 p.m. Simpson, who graduated from Oviedo High School in 2005 and is one of over a dozen track and field standouts competing the Olympic Games, that are from Florida. Take a look at who is competing and when you can cheer them on!

Coach of Olympians : What Drives Mike Holloway? Aug 11, 2016

Mike Holloway's coached Olympians, world champions, and, along with his staff, is building an ongoing dynasty at Florida. But what still drives him, and where did it all start for the coach more commonly known as "Mouse"? (via Florida Gators)