Top 10 For 2020: An Olympic Summer Is Coming

An Olympic year brings a whole different level of excitement, and once again there’s sure to be several Long Beach athletes and coaches representing the city and the country at this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo. We’re expecting multiple recent alums of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to make the national team, and Long Beach State track assistant coach LaTanya Sheffield has already signed on as a national team sprints coach.

But the Olympics aren’t the only international competition going on this summer. Long Beach will once again host the Dew Tour, which will be an Olympic qualifier event, as well as the USA Triathlon Legacy race, which will be used as an international qualifier as well. It’s shaping up to be another fun summer of international competition in the International City.


One of the most surprising storylines of 2019 was the city of Long Beach entering into negotiations with the Anaheim Angels about bringing the team to our city, with a new stadium potentially being constructed on the “Elephant Lot,” also known as the Long Beach Arena’s parking lot.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.