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FIVE: Track Cycling
|It is like Bristol on two wheels. (Getty Images)|
Track cycling begins Thursday, August 11.
FOUR: Return to Boxing Glory
|Defending gold-mdealist Clarissa Shields (Getty Images)|
Since the last boxing match this country cared about ended up being a joke with the Fight of the Century looking like a pillow fight between Mayweather and Pacquio, boxing as taken a backseat to the adrenaline shot of the UFC, but the squad Team USA has brought to London has a chance to raise some eyebrows in one of the most diverse disciplines in the Olympic Games. On the women's side, the middleweight champion, Clarissa "T-Rex" Shields, is going to defend her gold medal from London one way or another. I covered her in Toronto last year and she doesn't just win bouts, she dominates them with golden gloves of tenacity. On the men's side, USA has not won a gold medal in Olympic competition since Andre Ward in 2004, since then the questions have risen on when the next boxing star will be born. Look no further than flyweight Antonio Vargas and lightweight Carlos Balderas, who both mad strong showings at the Pan American Games last summer, including Vargas winning gold. Also many boxing junkies are saying bantamweight and 2014 Youth Olympic champ Shakur Stevenson is the next Mayweather.
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TWO: Galen Rupp Racing for History
|Rupp at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials (Getty Images)|
Men's 10,000m is August 13 while the men's marathon is Sunday, August 21.
ONE: U.S. Volleyball vs Brazil
|April Ross and Kerri Walsh-Jennings in Rio (Getty Images)|
The U.S. men's indoor team will face Brazil, FIVB World League champions, Thursday night August 11.