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DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 05: Dezerea Bryant, Teahna Daniels, Morolake Akinosun and Kiara Parker of the United States celebrate bronze in the Women's 4x100 Metres Relay during day nine of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

We are weeks away from the start of The 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo and I will be tuned in!  (and I still love me some Sha’Carri Richardson!)

From CoCo Gauff on the tennis court to Livingstone College graduate Quanera Hayes doing her thing on the track, the Olympics will be full of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackJoyBoy and I want to see it all.

Even though she is not representing the USA, I have to send a special shout-out to Tovea Jenkins (Jamaica).  She is a graduate of the Johnson C. Smith University and will be the 5th Golden Bull to compete in the Olympics.  Let’s Go Smithite!

Tovea Jenkins (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Here is a list of the Black athletes that will be representing the USA in the 2021 Olympics.  Check out some of their pictures below.

Women’s Track and Field: Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad, Kendra Harrison, Deja Young, Vashti Cunningham, Javianne Oliver, Teaha Daniels, Christina Clemons, Quanera Hayes, Wadeline Jonathas, Anavia Battle, Gwen Berry, Erica Bougard, Quanesha Burks, Anna Cockrell, Tara Davis, Kendall Ellis, Tori Franklin, English Gardner, Lynna Irby, Sally Kipyego, Taylor Manson, Sydney McLaughlin, Jasmine Moore, Athing Mu, Keturah Orji, Jessica Ramsey, Brittney Reese, Raevyn Rogers, Raven Saunders, Gabby Thomas, Aliphine, Tuliamuk, Kaylin Whitney, Kendall Williams, Ajeé Wilson

Men’s Track and Field: Abdi Abdirahman, Ronnie Baker, Kenny Bednarek, Chris Benard, Rai Benjamin, Hillary Bor, Trayvon Bromell, Paul Chelimo, Michael Cherry, Will Claye, Bryce Deadmon, Marquis Dendy, Cravon Gillespie, Elija Godwin, Grant Holloway, JuVaughn Harrison, Reggie Jagers, Isaiah Jewett, Fred Kerley, Benard Keter, Erriyon Knighton, Wil London, Noah Lyles, Sam Mattis, Steffen McCarter, Shelby McEwen, Michael Norman, Vernon Norwood, Yared Nuguse, Daniel RobertsGarrett Scantling, Donald Scott, Kenny Selmon, Trevor Stewart, Darryl Sullivan, Micah Williams, Alex Young

Women’s Boxing: Rashida Ellis, Naomi Graham, Oshae Jones

Men’s Boxing: Keyshawn Davis, Troy Isley, Delante Johnson, Duke Ragan

Women’s Soccer: Crystal Dunn, Adriann French

Women’s Softball: Michelle Moultrie

Men’s Basketball: Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, Draymond Green, Bam Adebayo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Jerami Grant

Women’s Basketball: Ariel Atkins, Tina Charles, Jewell Lloyd, A’ja Wilson, Brittney Griner, Chelsea Gray, Skylar Diggins-Smith

Women’s 3×3: Kelsey Plum, Allisha Gray, Katie Lou Samuelson

Women’s Rugby: Naya Tapper, Cheta Emba

Women’s Swimming: Simone Manuel, Natalie Hinds

Women’s Water Polo: Ashleigh Johnson

Women’s Tennis: Coco Gauff