Rio 2016 is upon us! What’s all the excitement about? Well, this is the first time in history that a South American Country has hosted the Olympics. There are also two newly added sports to this year’s Olympics: rugby and golf. Golf is making an epic return for the first time in 112 years! It will definitely be one for the books. BSSC would like to inform all our sports fanatics to tune into the opening ceremony. On August 5, at 7:30 PM ET the games of the XXXI Olympiad will commence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Boston's Best

 

The 2016 games features over ten thousand athletes competing in 28 Olympic Sports ranging from team sports like soccer and rugby to individual sports like fencing and golf. However, everyone is competing for one goal: to bring pride to themselves and their countries. Boston Ski & Sports Club would like to recognize those Olympic athletes born and raised in the Greater Boston area fighting for Team USA. Below we have listed statistics, interesting facts, and when to tune in to support each of the seven Boston athletes competing this year.

 

 

Eli Dershwitz

Sport: Fencing

Hometown: Sherborn, MA

Age: 20

 

Eli Dershwitz is one of seven competing U.S. athletes we believe to be on this year’s top watch list. Eli will be participating in his first ever Olympic Games! Currently, Eli is a freshman at Harvard University and was able to clinch his ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games by placing first at the Seoul Grand Prix in March of this year.