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Rio2016

Olympic Preview

32Meet Team USA

The Olympians and Paralympians

BY DAN GREENE

44Track and Field

The next generation after Usain Bolt

BY TIM LAYDEN

54Swimming

Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky

BY S.L. PRICE

62Gymnastics

How Simone Biles became the best

BY JACOB FELDMAN

70Soccer

The resurgence of Crystal Dunn

BY GRANT WAHL

76Women's Eight

Rowing for a third straight gold

BY RICHARD O'BRIEN

84The Venues

A map of Olympic Park

86Rio

Tales of triumph despite the turmoil

BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

94What to Watch

The must-see events of the Games

BY RICHARD DEITSCH

96What's New

Golf, rugby and cutting-edge tech

BY TOM TAYLOR

102The Refugee Team

Changing hearts and minds

BY S.L. PRICE

112Medal Picks

A podium preview in every sport

BY BRIAN CAZENEUVE

Departments

4 SI Now

6 Leading Off

12 Inbox

16 Scorecard

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Just My Type Dan Patrick: A fresh start for Dwight Howard

124 Point After Steve Gleason: Living with purpose—and with ALS

On the Cover

Michael LeBrecht II (Durant); Al Tielemans (Ledecky); Simon Bruty (Biles, Felix, Eaton); Robert Beck (Phelps); Ben Van Hook (Morgan)

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