Heather O'Reilly of the US Women's National Team celebrates after scoring a goal against Thailand on Sept. 15, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.
The month of June was a busy one on social media. Members of Team USA took to the platforms to celebrate big news, make a statement and more. Athletes celebrated the first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Day and welcomed new members of the Team USA family, which of course includes a new puppy! Check out what you missed.
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Athletes from across Team USA had some BIG news to share over the past few weeks.
Retired swimmer Natalie Coughlin announced the Coughlin family is about to get a little bigger!
And U.S. soccer star Heather O’Reilly welcomed her son, William!
But that’s not all, Erin Hamlin announced her bundle of joy will be here in December...
… and Paralympian Chuck Aoki gushed about the addition of a new pup!
New pup, chew dis?— Chuck Aoki (@Aoki5Chuck) June 23, 2020
Well, @griz_legory and I have decided to make an addition to our little crew, and so I'd like to introduce you all to Winnie! She's a cavapoo, almost 9 weeks old, and cute as can be. Stay tuned for the #wastedwinnie series that will be forthcoming! pic.twitter.com/wZfm7rg1AS
Nyjah Huston had some news of his own. The Team USA skateboarder unveiled his new shoe design, the Jah 2. Looking good!
THE JAH 2 IS HERE!!! New and improved design. Launching July 1st online and in stores!🔥 pic.twitter.com/hGaD3hy5vL— Nyjah Huston (@nyjah) June 27, 2020
NWSL players make a statement before returning to action over the weekend
This moment and this movement means everything to our players.#BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/g0BOzN9hoF— NWSL (@NWSL) June 28, 2020
Tatyana McFadden took to Twitter to celebrate her family during Pride Month.
Live with pride 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/jy7QatcQ0w— Tatyana McFadden (@TatyanaMcFadden) June 27, 2020
And wheelchair basketball player Abby Dunkin remembers exactly where she was five years ago.
I remember sitting at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center before practice when this happened, and we were all so stoked🏳️🌈 #HappyPride https://t.co/9IVYbNyW4x— Abby Dunkin (@ADunkin23) June 26, 2020
Olympic & Paralympic Day
Kristin Armstrong took to Twitter to share some of her very favorite Olympic memories on #OlympicParalympicDay.
Some of my favorite memories. @TeamUSA #OlympicDay #Rio2016 #London2012 #beijing2008 #athens2004 pic.twitter.com/u7pwxQcYcH— KristinArmstrong (@k_armstrong) June 24, 2020
This video had us ALL in the feels.
Happy #OlympicDay to my fellow @TeamUSA teammates, support staff, and various competitors from around the world. There is no better feeling or sense of pride than having the opportunity to represent one’s country at the #OlympicGames. pic.twitter.com/ZWe6XR1VcB— Nick Cunningham, OLY (@BOBSLEDR) June 23, 2020
Speaking of feels, McKenzie Coan shared just what the Paralympics mean to her.
This is the moment when it all comes together - the dreams, the sacrifice, the support, and the determination. The journey is filled with ups and downs, but with courage and perseverance, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.— McKenzie Coan (@McKenzie_Coan) June 23, 2020
Happy Olympic AND Paralympic Day ✨#TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/4hiufljt3G
And finally, Happy Olympic and Paralympic Day from the (gold medal winning) women’s ice hockey team!
Happy #OlympicParalympicDay!! pic.twitter.com/9jsdQgA3iB— Megan Keller (@megan_keller4) June 24, 2020
Some much needed Monday Motivation, thanks Johnny!
Now, get out there & be proud of yourselves. Happy Wednesday. 🐼 pic.twitter.com/7RvnyozJCw— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) June 24, 2020
Melissa Stockwell shared a photo that made us ALL smile.
This might make my top 5 pictures of all time. And yes, Murphy the dog is huge. 🐾❤️ pic.twitter.com/uZQ3y7kLhy— Melissa Stockwell (@MStockwell01) June 25, 2020