Go Heels! Go America!(mostly)
The Olympics officially get underway with the opening ceremonies today with fourteen Tar Heels participating in the games, eleven of them for the United States.
The ACC has a full list of Olympic participants for all league schools. Here are the ones for UNC.
South Africa: Illse Davids
United States: Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski, Jesse Grey, Jaclyn Kintzer, Amy Swensen
Women's field hockey opens play on Sunday, July 29th. Full schedule here.
Men's Track & Field
India: Vikas Gowda
Qualification for men's discus will be August 6th at 5:00 AM EDT and the finals on August 7th at 2:45 PM EDT.
United States: Shalane Flanagan
The women's marathon will take place on August 5th at 6:00 AM EDT.Flanagan won the bronze medal in the 10,000 meters in the 2008 Olympics.
Women's 800 meters
United States: Alice Schmidt
Round 1 for the women's 800 meters will be August 8th at 6:35 AM EST. The semifinals will be on August 9th at 2:30 PM EST with the finals on August 11th at 3:00 PM EST.
United States: Tobin Heather, Heather O'Reilly, Meghan Klingeberg(alternate)
Canada: Robyn Gayle
New Zealand: Katie Bowen(alternate)
Group play for women's soccer has already started. The full schedule/results can be found here. Group play will resume on July 28th.
Opening ceremonies start tonight. THB will be providing updates on UNC athletes as the games progress.