Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • 1/22 3:05 PM EST
    GB0
    ATL0
  • 1/22 6:40 PM EST
    PIT0
    NE0
  • NBA
  • Final
    POR92
    PHI93
  • Final
    MIL96
    ORL112
  • Final
    TOR78
    CHA113
  • Live
    GS106
    HOU88
  • Live
    CHI81
    ATL93
  • Live
    SAC73
    MEM89
  • Live
    BKN131
    NO100
  • Live
    UTA66
    DAL62
  • 1/20 10:30 PM EST
    IND0
    LAL0
  • NHL
  • Final
    CHI1
    BOS0
  • Final
    DET2
    BUF3
  • Final
    PIT7
    CAR1
  • Final
    MTL3
    NJ1
  • Live
    NSH0
    EDM0
  • Live
    FLA0
    VAN0

Team USA will send a record number of women to the Rio Olympics

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Meet the 5 Women of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team

For the second Olympics in a row, the US team will have more women than men.

More impressive, Team USA will send more women to the Rio Olympics than any other country in the history of the games.

SEE MORE: Check out everything you need to know about Rio 2016

According to First Coast News, the American delegation that attended the 2012 Summer Olympics in London had "slightly more women than men," becoming the first time in Olympic history the US had sent more women to the Games than men.

But this time around, the difference in numbers is sizable.

Though the roster size is pending because the US Olympic Committee hasn't formally nominated the team yet, the projected numbers stand at 292 women versus 263 men.

And according to First Coast News, 292 women would be a new record for largest number of women competing for a country at the Olympics. China sent 301 women to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but 289 ended up competing, so assuming that all 292 women compete for the US, it would become the new standard for women competing in sport's greatest competition.

GREAT MOMENTS FROM THE SUMMER OLYMPICS:

1 PHOTOS
Great moments from the Summer Olympics
See Gallery
Great moments from the Summer Olympics
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Follow AOL Sports on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Read Full Story

From Our Partners