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  • After The Flame: The 2016 Summer Games were supposed to bring Rio and Brazil [tr]

    08/10/2017 11:15:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 10, 2017 | Wayne Drehs and Mariana Lajolo
    Felipe Wu opens the door, apologizing for the mess. On the floor beside him sits a suitcase overstuffed with clothes. A few feet away, boxes filled with pistols and ammunition climb the stairs. There are shoes in the kitchen. Boxes in the living room. A hole in the wall where the air conditioner once sat. It is a home in disarray. A family that is about to move.
  • 'Marathon sex session' at Olympics leads to end of synchronized diving tandem

    08/22/2016 10:08:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 82 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 16 Aug 2016
    After an apparently sleepless night for both divers – albeit for very different reasons – the two finished in last place in the women’s 10-meter synchronized platform dive, a performance described as "pathetic" by local outlets.... Blame it on Rio.
  • Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony Ratings Lose Almost 50% Of London 2012 Viewers

    08/22/2016 4:27:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 56 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 22 Aug 16 | Dominic Patten
    On the Tube in London there’s a sign saying “Mind The Gap” to warn riders to be careful when stepping on the train – NBC might want to pay attention to the expression when it comes to Olympics ratings. With a 4.0/14 rating among adults 18-49 and 16.85 million viewers for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Games, NBC is looking at the worst Summer Olympics results in decades. Not only are fast affiliates down to the second lowest result of the 2016 Olympics for the Comcast-owned net’s primetime coverage but they took a whooping 56% fall in the...
  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Looks Like Rio Police Were The Biggest Liars In The Lochte Drama…If Anyone Still Cares

    08/22/2016 1:51:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | POSTED AT 1:31 PM ON AUGUST 22, 2016 | BY LARRY O'CONNOR
    You heard it all weekend: “Four American swimmers trashed a Rio bathroom in a drunken rage and then lied to investigators about an armed robbery to cover-up their story.” It’s become conventional wisdom from network anchors trying to paint a rosy picture on a troubled Olympics to journalists who embrace the narrative of “ugly Americans” taking advantage of the downtrodden, third world Brazilians. There’s only one problem with this narrative: It appears it’s completely false. USA Today has done a thorough and extensive investigation of the security videos from the gas station in question and they’ve done something Matt Lauer...
  • Bizarre Olympic Wrestling Match Ends With Coaches Stripping Off Clothes In Protest

    08/21/2016 6:58:20 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Andrea Romano
    After a controversial bronze medal wrestling match in Rio, Mongolian coaches protested their disappointing result by stripping off their clothes. The 65 kilograms freestyle wrestling match between Mongolia's Mandakhnaran Ganzorig and Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov initially ended with a score of 7-6 in favor of Ganzorig on Sunday. Unfortunately, Mongolia ended up losing the hard-fought bronze medal after the decision was challenged by Navruzov, citing that the Mongolian athlete began celebrating with about 10 seconds left in the match rather than continuing the match with his opponent. Judges ended up ruling in favor of Uzbekistan, who took home the bronze instead....
  • Bizarre Olympic wrestling match ends with coaches stripping in protest

    08/21/2016 6:17:59 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    yahoo ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | Andrea Romano
    After a controversial bronze medal wrestling match in Rio, Mongolian coaches protested their disappointing result by stripping off their clothes.... The coaches' protest immediately elevated them to folk-hero status. The audience started shouting "Mongolia! Mongolia!"
  • Obama to apologize for USA Olympic victories (a satire)

    08/21/2016 4:58:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/21/16 | Jack Engelhard
    Every satire has a ring of truth... If not for Jamaican Usain Bolt, the United States would've walked home with every gold medal that wasn't nailed down in Rio. USA doubled the score against the rest of the world in nearly every event save for ping-pong. Isn't that great, Mr. President? We've trounced them fair and square. USA doubled the score against the rest of the world in nearly every event save for ping-pong (and that's not satire). "Micro aggression is the term we use in Liberal circles. Now I have no choice except to beg the world to forgive...
  • Simone Biles & Her Golden Girls Hit The BeachIn Rio As She Prepares To Make History

    08/21/2016 1:56:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 15:40 EST, 21 August 2016 | By PEDRO OLIVEIRA JR. FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    If anyone deserves a beach day, it's Simone Biles and her Final Five teammates. The US gymnasts traded their leotards for bikinis and enjoyed a day out at Rio's Barra da Tijuca beach Saturday. Biles, Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian — part of the Final Five team that took nine medals in Rio — frolicked on the sand and took a dip in the ocean. Laurie Hernandez posed for a poolside picture with Biles earlier in the day. And Gabby Douglas, 20, who was not at the beach, posted a picture on Instagram of herself golfing with friends. Biles, 19...
  • Why no white players on the US Olympic basketball team? (vanity)

    08/21/2016 2:03:57 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 66 replies
    08/21/2016 | Me
    Watching the awards ceremony and I notice not a single white guy on the team. Usually I wouldn't care and I'm all for putting the best players on the team but after all the whining we heard about no black nominees during the Academy Awards this must be asked.
  • ‘Intersex’ Athlete Wins Gold Medal In Women’s 800M

    08/21/2016 1:20:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/16 | Peter Hasson
    South African runner Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800-meter final Saturday in Rio, finishing well ahead of the competition to take home the gold medal. Semenya is widely believed to be “intersex,” defined by the United Nations as people born with sex characteristics “that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.” The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) last summer suspended International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules prohibiting athletes who exceed a testosterone threshold from competing in women’s track and field events, clearing the way for Semenya to compete in Rio. The CAS ruling claimed...
  • Good as gold: US women win 6th straight Olympic hoops title

    08/20/2016 7:02:19 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 2 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 8/20/16 | Doug Feinberg, AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished. The dominant U.S. women's basketball team did what was expected, winning a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal and doing it in impressive fashion. In yet another rout, the U.S. dismantled Spain 101-72 on Saturday.
  • The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of defeat, and Just Showing Up at the Olympics

    08/20/2016 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2016 | Noel S. Williams
    The official Olympic medals table doesn’t fully capture participation, which is more reflective of the spirit of the Olympic Games. While it’s natural to celebrate winners, the pathos of losing can be more compelling, and some “losers” who tripped on the way to the podium have exhibited bravery that transcends sports. The official table is medals won, whether ranked by gold medal count or by total medals. I’ve seen some interesting variations: one that adjusts for population; one that tallies points (3 for gold, 2 for silver and 1 for bronze) then divides by a score on human rights, as...
  • Ryan Lochte owns up to 'overexaggerated' robbery story

    08/20/2016 6:24:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ESPN News Services
    Ryan Lochte says he's "taking full responsibility" for an incident in Brazil that has embroiled the American swimmer and three of his Olympics teammates. In an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer that aired Saturday, Lochte cites his own "immature behavior" for turning an incident involving unruly actions by the four swimmers into an international incident that led to two swimmers being pulled off their initial flight out of Rio and another paying nearly $11,000 to the Olympics' host nation. "That's why I'm taking full responsibility for it, because I overexaggerated that story," Lochte told NBC. "If I'd never done that,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholics Setting Records in the Olympics

    08/18/2016 7:33:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Curch Militant ^ | August 17, 2016 | Aaron Maxwell
    RIO DE JANEIRO (ChurchMilitant.com) - The world's fastest man is Catholic. Before he begins a competition, he says a prayer to The Holy Trinity. He is also devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is usually seen wearing the miraculous medal, a Catholic devotional medal to Mary.Usain St. Leo Bolt was born in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica. Born Catholic, he was given the middle name St. Leo in honor of St. Leo the Great, the 45th pope.Bolt, who competed in this year Olympics, makes the Sign of the Cross before he competes in any race, demonstrating his devotion. He...
  • Ryan Lochte Apologizes Over Rio Robbery Scandal: "I Should Have Been More Responsible"

    08/19/2016 7:59:13 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 41 replies
    Eonline ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | LILY HARRISON
    Ryan Lochte is saying sorry. After continually, publicly claiming to have been a victim of an armed robbery during a night out with his fellow U.S. Olympic swimming teammates, the gold medalist has issued a lengthy statement regarding the unfolding scandal. "I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend—for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics," he said in a statement issued on social media Friday morning. As for...
  • Woman Speaks Out: I Saw a Gun Pulled on the Swimmers

    Bruna Castro-Ruiz, 28, says she saw part of what unfolded early Sunday at a gas station in Rio, as Lochte and his teammates headed back to the Olympic village. (She says she has already spoken to police about what she saw.) Lochte has said the foursome was robbed at gunpoint after stopping at the gas station on the taxi ride home – an account he has changed slightly from earlier versions given to media. But local police later told PEOPLE that one of the swimmers in the group was seen on security video allegedly damaging a bathroom at the gas...
  • Helen Maroulis wins USA's first gold medal in women's wrestling (Sweet Lady!)

    08/19/2016 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | Shawn Smith
    It took some time, but the United States now has a gold medalist in women's wrestling. And to earn it, Helen Maroulis had to beat a woman who knows a thing or two about gold medals: Japan's Saori Yoshida, a 13-time world champion and three-time reigning Olympic champion. It was a gold medal showdown that the wrestling world had been looking forward to for a long time. Maroulis, the reigning world champion at 55kg, versus Yoshida, the reigning world champion at 53kg. The first period ended with Yoshida leading 1-0 after Maroulis failed to convert when put on the 30-second...
  • Ryan Lochte, James Feigen Indicted by Brazil Authorities For Falsely Reporting a Crime

    08/18/2016 7:49:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 88 replies
    National Post ^ | August 18, 2016 7:09 PM ET | The Associated Press and National Post Staff
    US swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen were indicted by Rio de Janeiro authorities on charges of making a false police report, ABC News reported Thursday. Brazilian police said earlier Thursday that the famous swimmer and his U.S. teammates were not robbed after a night of partying, and that the intoxicated athletes instead vandalized a gas station bathroom and were questioned by armed guards before they paid for the damage and left. The robbery that was or wasn’t has become the biggest spectacle outside of the Olympic venues in Rio, and given American Olympians a black eye in Brazil after...
  • (NJ) Union Catholic goes wild watching Sydney McLaughlin advance at the Olympics (VIDEO)

    08/18/2016 7:44:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    After seeing teen star Sydney McLaughlin place 5th in her heat in the opening round of the women's 400-meter hurdles at the Olympic Games, many of the close to 1,000 people that jammed themselves into Union Catholic's gym to watch the race began to head for the exits.  For some, the heat inside the gym was beginning to take its toll, but many others left feeling that the 17 year-old McLaughlin, a rising senior at Union Catholic, had probably come up short in her attempt to advance to the semifinal round at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But not brothers...