- Was on the road Friday and Saturday and managed to miss Michael Phelps' last two races. It's just not the same on reply when you already know the results.
- I love Bolt's "lightningbolt" stance he does after winning a race.
- Love the bi-play between Bolt and DeGrasse at the 200m semi-final.
- Love the fact that DeGrasse earned a silver at the final even more.
- You're 21, at your first Olympics and you come. in silver behind one of the greatest sprinters of all time and the answer to the question - are you happy with your race is I don't know, I'll have to look at the tape. I didn't come in first so... I would say that's why you're an Olympian level athlete, right? That was Andrew DeGrasse's comments to the Canuck reporter right after the 200m final, btw.
- I love that the US decathlete Ashton Eaton is married to a Canadian pentathlon and heptathlon athlete Brianne Thiessen-Eaton.
- And their commercial for Visa is adorable!
- Shot-put athletes look like they're chunky - I know it's massive chest muscles, but with their tops on and compared to all the lean muscles we see for most of the other sports, they look chunky.
- Race-walking. It looks funny as hell, but they are moving and 50K? That's fucking far! Also these guys are very lean.
- Watching the wrestling - I'm with the refs - more action, please!
- Decathletes have some stanima - two twelve hour days in a row, five events each day. And they finish it off with a 1500m run? What masochist decided a mile run should be the last event?
- Have I said this before -- You brought back golf, Olympics? Why?
- BMX biking is amazing to watch. Those riders are crazy. They're like the snowboarders of bicycling.
They're almost over! Just a couple of days left and then there will be the closing ceremony chaos and that's it for the summer Olympics for another four years.
Happy Friday to all.
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