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UNC Well Represented at the Olympics

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.

Field Hockey

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.

Women's Marathon

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.

Women's Soccer

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.