Rio 2016 Olympics: an investment or gamble for American Athletes?

Rio 2016 Olympics: an investment or gamble for American Athletes?

If you’re like the GenW team, you’re sad the Rio 2016 Olympics have come to end.  We saw Simone2 glory, a major win for women, both on the charts and culturally (see Andy Murray crediting Venus and Serena, and Team USA fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad), and, overall, pure domination by the United States – an international and historic one we can truly be proud of!  After the cheer and applause have calmed, the closing ceremony has ended, and we reflect on the many events, the most challenging sport in the Olympics that does not get the limelight nor the applause it deserves is the enormous feat in the form of the steep financial costs the vast majority of U.S. Olympians must win to reach the Olympics.