USA Rugby star Perry Baker sits down with AOL Sports to talk Rio Olympics
The games in Rio are fast approaching.
Qualifying and competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games requires tireless hard work, commitment, and attention to detail. Inspired by the devotion and grit that it takes to go for gold, the Official Beer Sponsor of Team USA has recruited the following athletes to join Team Budweiser -- including Perry Baker, who sat down with AOL Sports in the video above.
Perry Baker: Player for the U.S. National Rugby Team; the sport is making its debut at the Rio 2016 Olympics
Richard Browne: 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist in the Men's T44 100-Meter Dash.
Becky Sauerbrunn: 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's Soccer, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Gold Medalist and Team USA Co-Captain.
Melissa Stockwell: The first female soldier in U.S. history to lose a limb in active combat; competed as a swimmer in the 2008 Paralympic games and aming to compete in the Paratriathalon in Rio.
Amanda Bingson: 2014 U.S. Outdoor Hammer Throw champion and former U.S. record holder in the event.
To celebrate Team Budweiser in the biggest way possible leading up to games, the brand is tapping artist Malika Favre to design a 225-foot tall mural featuring the athletes in midtown Manhattan.
Team Budweiser has also inspired limited-edition patriotic packaging, including both the new Budweiser 'America' cans and bottles along with the Statue of Liberty inspired torch packaging revealed last month.
Members of Team Bud will appear in a new Budweiser national TV spot, scheduled to premiere in June and air during the Rio 2016 broadcast. Budweiser is also creating a branded and editorial content series that tells the inspiring stories of Team Budweiser athletes, which will premiere in June.