BOISE, Idaho - Boise State will send six current and former Broncos to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which start Friday with the opening ceremony.
Kurt Felix (Grenada in the decathlon) and Jordin Adrade (Cape Verde--400-meter hurdles), wrestler George Ivanov (Bulgaria--74 kg freestyle), golfer Graham DeLaet (Canada) join gymnasts Isabella Amado (Panama) and Courtney McGregor (New Zealand), set to join the Bronco team ranked in the Top 10 this past season, to give the Broncos their largest contingent ever at the Olympics. Boise State sent three athletes to the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain (high jumper Troy Kemp and triple jumper Wendell Lawrence represented the Bahamas while Bronco head coach Ed Jacoby was an assistant for the United States in track and field.)
Amado and McGregor begin competition this Sunday, DeLaet will tee off Thursday, August 11 as golf returns to the Olympics for the first time since 1904. Andrade will compete Monday, August 15 in the hurdles while Felix will make his second appearance in the decathlon, which begins August 17. Ivanov will battle in the 74-kg freestyle event Friday, August 19.