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Berkeley athletes head to the Olympics

Alex Morgan pointing on the field

Alex Morgan

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A large contingent of Golden Bears are set to show off their best efforts on the international stage with 55 Cal athletes and coaches scheduled to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Included in the group are 16 athletes representing Team USA, which ties for the third most of any university in the country.

Fans can watch Golden Bears compete in a wide range of sports – golf rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, table tennis, track & field and water polo – and wear the colors of 17 different countries. Among some of the names to watch are: swimmer Ryan Murphy, who earned three gold medals at the Rio Games in 2016; longtime U.S. Women’s National Team player Alex Morgan in soccer; and Collin Morikawa, the 2020 PGA champion and one of the top-ranked golfers in the word.

Since Cal athletes won their first Olympic medals in 1920, Golden Bears have come home with 207 total medals, including 117 Gold, to put Cal fourth on the American university medal list. For more on Cal at the Olympics, follow @CalAthletics on social media or visit

Before the Olympics conclude in August, several Golden Bear teams will be back on campus preparing for their fall seasons. The first home event of the year features men’s soccer vs. Sacramento State on Aug. 13, with women’s soccer hosting Santa Clara on Aug. 27. Cal football opens its year on Saturday, Sept. 4 vs. Nevada at California Memorial Stadium.Cal football games – and all sports events – will feature a more normal look and feel with full capacity anticipated for all home dates in alignment with state guidelines for large capacity events. Full details regarding health and safety protocols will be announced prior to the start of the fall seasons. See for the latest updates.

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