There’s just something about watching the Olympics that naturally generates hopefulness, passion, and excitement. In this photo gallery, share in the memories of some of Team USA as they journeyed from kids playing a sport for fun into going for Olympic gold! Be sure to tune in every day of the Games to cheer them on as they compete in #Rio2016.

And want to get your little one involved in an Olympic sport? To help you find your local training center, all the National Governing Bodies for the Summer sports are linked to each sport’s respective pictogram on this page.
Join this #FutureOlympians conversation! Post a pic or video of your kid involved in a sport featured in the Olympics -- a baby in the pool for the first time with arm floaters (the next Katie Ledecky or Michael Phelps?)... a 7 year-old trying to get the basketball into the hoop at the local playground (the next member of Team USA’s Men’s Basketball?), or a teenager at her 100m championship race (the next Allyson Felix?)... anything with kids and sports. Post using #FutureOlympians.