6 U.S. Athletes to Watch Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics (PHOTOS)

Robert Edelstein

The holiday season is over, but TV has some new gifts you'll never want to return. Settle in for 12 months of fan-favorite stars (Fran Drescher, Edie Falco), inspiring physical feats (the Olympics), new streaming services, and another must-see season of Outlander.

We're only months away from the start of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, and NBC, longtime home of Olympics coverage, is busy training for a record-breaking performance. After July 24's opening ceremony, NBC and its sister networks will provide viewers with roughly 7,000 hours of action in sports both flashy (gymnastics, track and field, swimming) and eclectic (dressage and Greco-Roman wrestling, anyone?). 

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Shaun White, a skating pair, and more buzzworthy moments in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Mike Tirico, who is limbering up to return as NBC's primetime host for the 19-day all-world event, previews six U.S. athletes to watch.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Friday, July 24, 7:30/6:30c, NBC

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