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Khaki-Clad Steve Kornacki Breaks Down Olympic Essentials


NBC's out journalist turns his number-crunching skills on the Tokyo Games.

More known for his political knowledge and expertise at breaking down voter trends during election cycles, NBC host and journalist Steve Kornacki is also a savant when it comes to sports. Kornacki's enthusiastic skills are on display with NBC's coverage of the Tokyo Olympics, which finally kicked off yesterday after a year-long delay from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Speaking on Friday, Kornacki displayed statistics about the U.S. team, which includes 613 total athletes, including 329 female athletes.

"A majority are women, the most women ever to represent any country at any Olympic Games in history," Kornacki noted.

Many of the American athletes, 128, are competing in track and field categories, while 53 are in the swimming categories.

Not surprisingly, California has produced the most athletes for Team USA: 126. The state's Stanford University also sent the most athletes to Tokyo, Kornacki noted.

The youngest American athlete at the Games is 15-year-old swimmer Katie Grimes, while the oldest is 57-year-old equestrian Phillip Dutton. Competing with Dutton is out equestrian Nick Wagman, from San Diego.

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