Olympics in 60 Seconds: 5 Team USA Athletes You Need To Know

T-1 day until the Olympics ya’ll!  I have to admit, although I am clearly very excited, I am kind of sad that it’s here and soon to be gone for another 4 years.  My friends are becoming fans of the Olympics whether they like it or not! I am making them get actively involved for my Olympics opening ceremony party tomorrow by having them dress up in an outfit that represents their country of choice as well as some of them (who really love me) cooking some authentic Brazilian food from recipes that I have given them.  Oooooo, this is going to be good and I can’t wait to share the pics from the party on the blog as well as on Insta-Snap (which is what I and everyone else is calling the goodness that is the new Instagram Stories #YAAAAAAAS).  If you are like most people you will probably tune in and turn on to the Olympics after it kicks off or when you hear people in the office going on and on about who did what and how fast so-and-so did such-and-such.  And that’s ok!  Let’s be real, we are all kind of fair weather fans for the Olympics because we only catch up with these athletes every 4 years.  But that’s what your girl is for!  Here is my super short list I am calling Olympics in 60 Seconds: 5  Team USA Athletes You Need To Know.

1. Simone Biles

Sideline Socialite Olympics Simone Biles

Event: Gymnastics

What You Need To Know:

  • 3 time World Champion
  • Most winning gymnast of ALL TIME
  • Front Runner, Girl to watch, and she’s absolutely amazing
  •  For more on Simone go here because 60 seconds isn’t enough to talk about how amazing she is!

2. Connor Fields

Sideline Socialite Olympics Connor Fields

Event: BMX

What You Need To Know:

  • Mainly that BMX is an actual Olympic sport, who knew?!
  • This guy does BMX for team USA and that’s about all I know…hee hee!

3. Katie Ledecky

Sideline Socialite Olympics Katie Ledecky

Event: Swimming

What You Need To Know:

  • Gold medalist from the London Olympics
  • 9 time World Champion
  • You can watch her compete (and most likely kick butt) in the 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles

4. Cam Awesome

Sideline Socialite Olympics Cam Awesome

Event: Boxing

What You Need To Know:

  • Changed his name legally to Cam Awesome
  • US boxing national team captain
  • Will be entered as a super-heavy weight
  • Calls himself the “Taylor Swift” of boxing (whatever that means)
  • Moon-lights as a stand-up comedian when he is not training

5. Laura Graves

Event: Equestrian

What You Need To Know:

  • (yet another event we forget is a thing in the Olympics) Has been training on her horse “Diddy” for 13 years
  • Laura and Diddy are the top 10 dressage (which means fancy horse riding and training) duo in the world.


Diddy is the real MVP, Laura is just along for the ride!

Whew!  That was quick!  Tune in for the next two weeks and let’s watch together!


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