Nico Hernandez won his opening round fight in a unanimous decision from the judges.
Marathoner Vanderlei de Lima says he found out just an hour before the Olympic cauldron was lit.
On Friday night Olympians filled Maracanã Stadium, marking the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
This marks the first time the U.S. got the first gold of the Games since Sydney in 2000.
Day 1 features the debut of the new-look U.S. men’s basketball team and Wichitan Nico Hernandez in Boxing.
North grad approaching first Olympic fight at Rio Summer Games
The 2016 Olympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro Friday night amidst fireworks, music and cheering crowds.
View Associated Press photos of the opening night of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
NBC Olympics presents coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Maracana Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on KSN.
Michael Phelps, who knows something about golden hauls, gets started with his fifth and final Olympics on Sunday.
The Americans have 12 NBA players on their roster, headlined by former MVP Kevin Durant/
The 75-year-old soccer great said this week he had been invited to light the cauldron.
The Americans have done a follow-up to their 2012 hit video in which the Olympians lip-synced to “Call Me Maybe.”
Douglas working the beam Thursday evening without so much as a wobble.
The IOC approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday.