The president of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Casey Wasserman, expressed sadness that Caitlin Clark was left off of the U.S. Olympic roster for the Paris Games. During the U.S. swimming trials in Indianapolis, Wasserman stressed that Clark’s absence was a missed opportunity to showcase her extraordinary potential on a global platform.

“She is obviously a generational talent at a time when the world was ready for her. Therefore, it’s a lost chance,” Wasserman was quoted as saying by  marca.com

Wasserman has emphasized the accomplishments of WNBA players like Diana Taurasi and Breanna Stewart.

He is the CEO of a sports marketing and management company representing several players.

These players rose to popularity at a time when women’s basketball was still struggling to become widely accepted. Their supremacy on the court helped women’s basketball gain more recognition and respect.

Why wasn’t Clark included on the Olympic roster?

Clark, the Indiana Fever’s first-round pick in the WNBA draft, broke the NCAA scoring record while playing for Iowa and is currently ranked second in the All-Star voting.

Her participation in the NCAA Final Four prevented her from attending USA Basketball’s training camp. Consequently, she was left off the roster of the twelve players on the American squad competing in Paris for an eighth straight gold medal.

“I am aware of all aspects of the matter,” Wasserman said.

Although Clark was left out of the Paris Olympics, she will have many opportunities to represent her nation in the future. With the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles approaching, Wasserman is upbeat about her potential going forward.

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