Statement from Governor Cuomo on 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Governor Cuomo: "At this year’s Summer Games in Rio, 30 world-class participants from across this great state will be competing."

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2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio.

Photo by: Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil, licensed under CC BY-A 3.0 Brazil.

Albany, NY - August 4, 2016 - "Every two years, Americans come together to cheer for our finest athletes as they compete on the world’s largest stage, the Olympic Games. At this year’s Summer Games in Rio, 30 world-class participants from across this great state will be competing. As New Yorkers, we are proud of all of our Olympic athletes and their extraordinary perseverance and strength. At a time when our country wrestles with division and intolerance, we are unified in our admiration of the achievements of these athletes. The Olympics provide more than gold and glory; they remind us of the strength of our diversity and the triumph of the human spirit.

“New York in its own right has a proud Olympic tradition. Lake Placid hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1932 and again in 1980 -- where the whole world was captivated by the ‘Miracle on Ice.’

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish these athletes the best of luck, and know that you make us all proud.”

2016 Olympic Athletes from New York State

  1. Carmelo Anthony – Basketball Forward – New York, New York
  2. Sue Bird – Basketball Guard – Syosset, New York
  3. Anita Alvarez – Synchro Duet/Team – Buffalo, New York
  4. Matt Anderson – Indoor Volleyball Outside Hitter – West Seneca, New York
  5. Ryan Carlyle – Rugby Hooker – West Nyack, New York
  6. Miles Chamley-Watson – Fencing Foil – New York, New York
  7. Tina Charles – Basketball Center – Queens, New York
  8. Crystal Dunn – Soccer Midfield – Rockville Centre, New York
  9. Melissa Gonzalez – Field Hockey Midfielder – Mohegan Lake, New York
  10. Megan Guarnier – Cycling Road Race – Glens Falls, New York
  11. Natasha Hastings – Track and Field 4x400m – Queens, New York
  12. Daryl Homer – Fencing Saber – Bronx, New York
  13. Molly Huddle – Track and Field 10,000m – Elmira, New York
  14. Alisa Kano – Gymnastics Rhythmic group – New York, New York
  15. Allie Long – Soccer Midfield – Northport, New York
  16. Beezie Madden – Equestrian Jumping – Cazenovia, New York
  17. Miranda Melville – Track and Field 20k Race Walk – Rochester, New York
  18. Maria Michta-Coffey – Track and Field 20k Race Walk – Nesconset, New York
  19. Dalilah Muhammad – Track and Field 400m Hurdles – Jamaica, New York
  20. Meghan Musnicki – Rowing Women’s Eight – Naples, New York
  21. Lia Neal – Swimming 4x100m Free – Brooklyn, New York
  22. Nzingha Prescod – Fencing Foil – Brooklyn, New York
  23. Emily Regan – Rowing Women’s Eight – Buffalo, New York
  24. Henrik Rummel – Rowing Men’s Four – Pittsford, New York
  25. Kristen Shaldybin – Gymnastics Rhythmic Group – Brooklyn, New York
  26. Deajah Stevens – Track and Field 200m – Bayside, New York
  27. Breanna Stewart – Basketball Forward/Center – North Syracuse, New York
  28. Jenn Suhr – Track and Field Pole Vault – Fredonia, New York
  29. McLain Ward – Equestrian Jumping – Brewster, New York
  30. Rudy Winkler – Track and Field Men’s Hammer Throw – Ithaca, New York