UC Davis at the Tokyo Olympics
Kelly, who played baseball here in 2008 and 2009 before turning pro, takes the field for Israel at the Olympics. An American Jew who also has Israeli citizenship, he first played for Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, then joined the team at the European Championship and the Africa / Europe Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2019. Israel won the latter, earning a spot in the Tokyo Games, the country’s first appearance in Olympic baseball.
Meet ‘Dr. Marcy ‘
Faustin, known as “Dr. Marcy” to Team US Gymnasts, practices family and community medicine, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal pain medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC Davis Health.
Her track and field background includes four high jump conference titles for Loyola University, Chicago, where she holds the Ramblers School indoor and outdoor records in that event.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola, did post-baccalaureate work at Southern Illinois University, and received her medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, California Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and USA Gymnastics.
Competition and coverage
The dates correspond to Pacific Daylight Time.
Men’s basketball (12 team tournament) – Group C preliminary round: Japan against Spain, Monday July 26; Japan vs. Slovenia, Wednesday July 28; and Japan against Argentina, Saturday July 31. Quarter-finals, Monday-Tuesday, 2-3 August; semi-finals, Wednesday-Thursday August 4 and 5; gold medal match, Friday August 6; and bronze medal match, Saturday August 7.
Baseball (six-team tournament) – First round of group B: Israel against Korea, Thursday July 29; Israell vs. United States, Friday July 30. Knockout round, Sunday to Thursday, August 1 to 5. Bronze medal match, Friday August 6; and gold medal match, Saturday August 7.
Women’s artistic gymnastics – Diploma, Saturday-Sunday July 24-25; team final, Tuesday July 27; general competition finals, Thursday July 29; individual events, Sunday-Tuesday, August 1-3.
Mark Honbo, deputy director of sports communications, contributed to this report.