Gosh, I'm quite disappointed with the cynicism! Sure, I do understand it, but ultimately it is about the athletes, and I'm not going to let Zika et al ruin the pleasure I get from watching these people try to achieve their dreams.I happened to catch Ibithiaj Muhammed in her fencing round this morning. She is the first athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab, and she is representing the USA! The US team voted on who should get the honor of carrying out the flag in the opening ceremony, and the only athlete to get more votes than her was Michael Phelps, the holder of the most medals in Olympic history. And btw, she won! But she still has many rounds left to win before getting a medal.And who didn't shed a bit of a tear when the Olympic Refugee team, the first in history, marched proudly into the stadium? Have you heard the story of the Syrian swimmer who saved her fellow refugees as their boat was capsizing? She jumped into the sea, grabbed the boat and pulled it to safety.I was watching the swimming last night and was interested to hear the boos from the crowd when the Russian athlete was introduced. Women's Rugby Sevens is an Olympic event for the first time. You go girls!! Equal opportunity!
I also am not at all interested in watching this year. Sports have become so blood thirsty and all about winning at any cost. Sportsmanship is now a rare commodity. This olympics is so fraught-- crime, zika, swimming in sewage, unhappy people in favelas.Thanks but no thanks. Besides, I never watch TV anymore.
LOL, y'all are just one long wet weekend. "Every party needs a pooper.That's why we invited you.Party pooper, that's you!"BOOOOO!
Are the athletes getting more Naked, or am I getting older and more conservative. How the hell do those Beach Volleyball players keep those suites (strings) on? Press-n-Seal?Now the Track athletes are practically Naked. After a run over hurdles the cameramen have a great time getting butt shots. I would be constantly pulling it out of my butt. Run over one hurdle ... pull.... second hurdle... pull pull pull pull. No medal.. I don't get it. I would like to see someone from Iran. I wonder what they wear?
Something is up with 4 US swimmers. They say they got robbed by gunpoint by some fake cops but their stories are not jiving.One made it home. Brazilian officials have detained 2 and one didn't show up at the airport. So far I believe the boys.
I don't get it. I would like to see someone from Iran. I wonder what they wear?