The U.S. Olympic Team got off to a slow start in the Olympics, finishing with none of the medals handed out in Tokyo on Day 1. For context, though, none of the sports the U.S. excels at -- basketball, track & field, gymnastics and swimming, etc. -- have given medals yet.
According to Olympics historian Bill Mallon, the last time the U.S. finished empty-handed after Day 1 of the Games was 1972, a year in which the country came back to earn 94 medals and 33 golds -- tied for second behind the Soviet Union.
The events the U.S. failed to medal in on Saturday are the following: mixed team archery, men's road race cycling, women's epee fencing, men's saber fencing, women's 48kg judo, men's 60kg judo, women's 10m air rifle shooting, men's 10m air pistol shooting, men's 58kg taekwondo, women's 49kg taekwondo and women's 49kg weightlifting.
Brandon McNulty almost broke the U.S. drought by surging to a second-place position deep into the cycling road race, but he tumbled to sixth place by race end. Eli Dershwitz and Mary Tucker, highly ranked Americans in saber and women's 10m air rifle, respectively, were expected to earn medalist honors but came up empty.
The U.S. has 15 days left at the Olympics, and some of its biggest stars -- swimmer Katie Ledecky and gymnast Simone Biles -- take the stage on Day 2 and Day 3. Follow our coverage on CBS Sports.