Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics begin (video)

BBC Sports; Yahoo Sports; Seth Auberon, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly
Program page: The "greatest show on Earth," the Rio 2016 Olympics Games
"The Olympics have always been kind of messy," a logistical disaster (Yahoo Sports)
Katie Ledecky is racing herself in the 400-meter freestyle. Yulia Efimova and the U.S. men's relay team are just glad to have a shot at a medal. Coming back after anchoring the Americans to a relay silver on the opening day of swimming, Ledecky nearly broke her own world record in the preliminaries Sunday, setting herself up as the overwhelming favorite to capture her first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics  (AP).

USA thrashes China for gold (Yahoo Sports)
(The Incredible World) US teenager Virginia Ginny Thrasher, 19, claimed the first Rio Olympics' gold medal for the USA during the 10 meter air rifle shooting competition. teenager Virginia Thrasher wins first Rio Olympics gold medal in the shooting, pulling off an upset against China. She beat silver medalist Du Li of China in the final round with a total of 208.0, setting an Olympic record in the finals. American Sarah Scherer was eighth. There are no mosquitoes because it's winter, but there are plenty of protests against Brazilian corruption (CNN).

Rio's poor watch Olympic opening from rooftops of slum

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - In the hills that hug Maracana Stadium, many Brazilians saw the flash and glitz of the opening ceremony for the Olympics from rooftops with exposed wiring and water pipes, amid trash-filled streets separated from the spectacle by a highway and train tracks. More
How many love lives will be ruined by the greater love of competitive sports?

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