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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Local Athletes

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Local Athletes

Summer Olympics: Local Athletes

Aug 22, 2016
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By Brea Thompson

Illinois Medalists at 2016 Rio Olympics

Stay updated with the medals that our Illinois athletes are bringing home.View gallery

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Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin's Evan Jager Races to Historic Silver Medal in Rio

Algonquin's Evan Jager Races to Historic Silver Medal in Rio

Algonquin runner Evan Jager may be a veteran Olympian but he’ll be going for his first Olympic medal Wednesday in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase.

Aug 17, 2016

5 to Watch: Local Olympians Medal in Rio

5 to Watch: Local Olympians Medal in Rio

Wednesday was a big day for local Olympians looking to medal in Rio.

Aug 16, 2016

Twitter Explodes Over Diver's Resemblance to Zac Efron

Twitter Explodes Over Diver's Resemblance to Zac Efron

Is that Zac Efron doing an insane dive at the Rio Olympics? No, it's Indiana's Michael Hixon.

Aug 16, 2016

5 to Watch: Biles Wins 4th Gold to Make Gymnastics History

5 to Watch: Biles Wins 4th Gold to Make Gymnastics History

Simone Biles hit the floor to compete for her final chance at a gold medal Tuesday.

Aug 15, 2016

5 to Watch: The Final Week of the Rio Games Begins

5 to Watch: The Final Week of the Rio Games Begins

Let the final week of the Games begin.

Aug 13, 2016

5 to Watch: Phelps Wins His 28th and Final Olympic Medal

5 to Watch: Phelps Wins His 28th and Final Olympic Medal

It's another exciting weekend for Olympic athletes in the Rio Games.

Aug 14, 2016

5 to Watch: Biles and Bolt Both Win Big

5 to Watch: Biles and Bolt Both Win Big

[[385886891, R, 300, 87]] Team USA’s favorite gymnasts returned to the Olympic gym once again Sunday after winning over the hearts of the world (and the judges) with their gold-medal performances...

Aug 13, 2016

Illinois' Madison Keys Falls Short of an Olympic Medal

Illinois' Madison Keys Falls Short of an Olympic Medal

Rock Island's Madison Keys is headed to the semifinals in women's singles tennis as the only American remaining in the event.

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