Rio Olympics : 555 athletes from US to compete in 244 medal events

Washington: As per the information given by the official, US will send 555 athletes to the Rio Olympic Games to compete in 244 medal events over 27 sports.

Another unique thing about numbers is that this is the second time that the US will send more women than men to the Olympics after fielding a team of 269 women and 261 men in the 2012 London Games.

The US Olympic Committee today announced that they will send 292 women on the squad and 263 men.