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Key dates: Aug. 10, medal event
Venue: Olympic Park
Big story: Connor Fields (above), a 19-year-old from Las Vegas, won the U.S. trials and has surged to a No. 2 ranking. This is only the second Olympics for BMX, so Fields could become the first American to win gold in the event.
Top U.S. prospects: Besides Fields, Nic Long of Lakeside, Calif., finished second to Fields at the trials and is on the team with David Herman of Denver.
Others to watch: World No. 1 Sam Willoughby of Australia and defending gold medalist Maris Strombergs of Latvia should press Fields for gold.
Little-known fact: BMX bikes have only one gear and one brake.