For all the terrible news surrounding the departures of a slew of top athletes for health concerns and other things, the Olympics is going to still be a success no matter what. At least for team USA.
Here’s what we know will happen:
Team USA Basketball both men and women will dominate the competition, even without some of the top men in the game, from day 1. I don’t see a team on either side that can take down the Americans. And frankly, it may be a boring tournament because of all the blowouts.
The Women’s soccer team is defending their gold medal from 4 years ago and appear to be heavy favorites to win the Gold again. I think the only thing that could stop them would be a duel with the host country Brazil. That’s if the two sides meet.
The top 4 golfers in the world will not be in Rio for the games, but there is still a ton of talent out there and none more so than with the American team. Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar will all challenge for a Gold Medal.
Those are just some of the things we know right now. We can also consider lots of security surrounded by tons of doubt from the athletes and their families concerning their safety. Let’s face it… This is going to be an interesting 2 and a half weeks and if everything goes off without a hitch we will all be surprised.