How fast can a human possibly run? Recently, there has been much debate about it amongst sports fans, as well as scientists. Some believe that no one can run faster than 28 miles per hour, that’s because the man who can run that fast, is a six-time Olympic Gold medalist. His name is Usain Bolt (gottta love that last name), and he is also known as “The Fastest Man on Earth”.
From the very, very start of the Summer Olympic games, the one in Berlin in 1936, Team USA has just owned everyone in basketball, on both the men's and women's side. There have been 18 summer Olympics since that time, and Team USA men's basketball has won the gold 14 of those 18 times. That's about 78% of the time. After this Olympics in Rio, it'll undoubtedly be 15/19.
In 2006, the Olympic committee changed the way Gymnastic events were scored. And with that change, they basically drew a line in the history books, making it virtually impossible to compare any future performance with it's historical counterpart.It used to be so easy. The Perfect 10 was the aim of the game. 10.0. Simple.
If there is one sport where American's consistently dominate at the Olympic Games it is swimming. Both the men's and women's teams have dominated the medal count since the 1984 Olympics and this year looks to be no different. In fact, the only time both teams didn't win the medal count was when the women lost to Australia by one medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
For as long as the NBC Olympics website keeps their replays up, you can go back and watch all the events from the Rio Olympics online on your PC or the NBC app as long as you have a subscription.
Would you swim in water that has been described as toxic? Would you take a row boat into sewage? How about go sailing in a fecal matter infested ocean? Might you kayak or canoe your way through a super-bacteria filled sea?Olympians at Rio are braver than I.
So someone had the bright idea to chain up a jaguar so the Olympic torch holders could pose with it for pictures. It being the Brazilian Olympic's team mascot is a jaguar named Ginga. What could go wrong.... Well one dead near-extinct animal (for an idiotic reason), and a horrible and ironic start for Rio.Supposedly the animal escaped handlers.
Athletes have been expressing concerns of the zika virus at the summer Olympics. Now even journalists are starting to back out and not go at all. And I don't blame them a bit. I really hate to say it, but am going to be completely honest here. I sense something very bad boiling over during the Olympics.
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