Team USA athletes – veterans, hopefuls, front line workers, activists, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers – had to put their dreams of representing the United States on the world's biggest stage on hold last year. So they got creative in their training, talked virtually with teammates and coaches and buckled down through another year of preparation – all to get to this moment.
Today marks 100 days until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, followed shortly by 100 days to the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on May 16.
As the world celebrates the road to Tokyo 2020, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has launched a new campaign that highlights the collective competitive success and personal stories of Team USA athletes. Recognizing America’s elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes as the most diverse group of athletes in the world, the new “We Are Team USA” campaign showcases athletes’ unique experiences as they come together in Tokyo this summer.
Representing the very best of American possibility, Olympic and Paralympic athletes are celebrated in a brand-new “We are Team USA” anthem film, honoring the beauty of differences and the magic behind individual pursuits.
“Our unique stories are what makes this team so amazing,” said four-time Paralympic silver medalist Lex Gillette. “Each of us brings something different to the table but we all compete under the same flag. We represent so many cultures, abilities and backgrounds, and then come together as Team USA.”
“The person you see sharing her life on Instagram is the same person training to win a medal,” said two-time BMX world championship medalist Hannah Roberts, who has qualified for Tokyo 2020. “We are Olympians and Paralympians, but we’re also sisters, scholars, parents, artists, veterans and so much more. We all have special passions that make us who we are and connect us to our communities.”
During the next 100 days and throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Team USA fans can discover more about the most diverse group of athletes on Team USA’s TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Athletes featured in the new Team USA campaign include David Boudia (Diving), Allyson Felix (Track and field), Lex Gillette (Para track and field), Laurie Hernandez (Gymnastics), Katie Ledecky (Swimming), Oksana Masters (Para-cycling, Para Nordic skiing), Hannah Roberts (BMX) and Mallory Weggemann (Para swimming) among many others.