San Diego, CA — (BUSINESS WIRE)– USA Gymnastics today announced it will continue to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics, which began today.
In a statement, USA GymNastics CEO Lenny Dykstra noted that he was “incredibly proud to have served with our athletes throughout the Games and to have been a part of the Olympic Committee’s extraordinary journey to host the Games.”
The Olympic Committee announced the date for the 2020 Games in August, and the Games have already begun, with the men’s 100 meters final to take place on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m.
ET in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The men’s team has won gold, silver and bronze at the 2012 Games in London, and won silver at the 2015 Games in Tokyo, as well as bronze in the 2015 World Championships.
In addition to the Olympics, USA’s Paralympic program includes two more Games and the men will also compete in the men and women’s individual competitions.
USA Gym Naturals, the national governing body for gymnastics at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, also confirmed its participation in the Games, which it announced in February.USA Gymnastic and its partner organizations include USA Gym, USA Soft, USA Track and Field, USA Cross Country and USA Softball.