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I won't be watching any of the Olympics, because of all the drug taking. I am convinced that there are many drugs that can enhance performance, and can't be discovered with existing tests.
 

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Well I guess that leaves Brigham out of the running for the Olympic Tailgate Party.... :eek: Gonna have to find some other place....:)

For years I've been talking about having the Olympics in one place rather than Bankrupt so many Cities and it looks like I'm not the only one..(y)


To Avoid Another Rio, Make Greece the Olympics’ Permanent Home


The article has some valid points...;)
 
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I won't be watching any of the Olympics, because of all the drug taking. I am convinced that there are many drugs that can enhance performance, and can't be discovered with existing tests.
Yep, let the best doper win.

For years I've been talking about having the Olympics in one place rather than Bankrupt so many Cities and it looks like I'm not the only one..(y)
To Avoid Another Rio, Make Greece the Olympics’ Permanent Home
Yep, I agree with making Greece the Olympic's permanent home. (y)
 

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If you're at the Rio Olympics, you've probably already been hacked


While athletes head to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete for medals in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, hackers in the area have their eyes on a different prize: the personal information of unsuspecting travelers.

According to a new report from mobile security firm Skycure, visitors to the former capital of Brazil are being targeted by malicious actors who have set up fake Wi-Fi hotspots designed to steal information from connected devices.
 

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The Refugee Olympic Team Now Has Its Own Flag and Anthem

At last week’s Olympic opening ceremony in Rio, the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team marched in the Parade of Nations carrying flags emblazoned with the five-ring Olympics logo. It was a powerful unifying gesture in a time marked by global unrest; these ten athletes were representing not just their war-torn countries, but the world. But in a certain light, assigning this team the most universal sporting symbol on Earth was to deprive them an identity of their own. What this group really needed was its own symbol.
 

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What do Olympians actually eat?


The Olympics are now in full swing, with more than 10,500 athletes from 205 different countries in Rio de Janeiro for the summer games. At this elite level the winning margins are increasingly narrow – and when all else is equal the difference between gold and silver may come down to something as seemingly simple as what an athlete eats. But of course, what’s on the menu is far from simple, and in the athletes village in Rio a team of 2,500 will be working around the clock to serve 60,000 meals a day.

At this level, elite athletes are likely to take a personalised approach to their nutrition – with their diets meticulously planned, tested, and often underpinned by the latest research – which has exploded over the past few years and continues to grow at a rapid rate.
 

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Wow, that was quick....;) Two of the shortest weeks ever for an Olympic Fan...


Simone Biles admirably carries flag twice her size


RIO DE JANEIRO — When Team USA asked gymnastics star Simone Biles to be the flag bearer for the team during the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, it may have overlooked a simple matter of logistics — the flag is extremely large … and Biles isn’t.

One of the more striking images of these Olympics will have to be the 4-foot-9 Biles holding the massive flag of her country as her Team USA teammates paraded into Maracana Stadium.
 

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I'm just glad it's over and we can get back to watching TV again. :)
 

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I take it you're not a fan, eh? We had a couple of local Oregon grads who did well....(y) Eaton and Centrowitz both got Golds....;)
 

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I only like watching the gymnastics and to some extent the diving but think the others are boring and/or have no place there (i.e. volleyball, really? Give me a break :D ). Plus it goes on for two full weeks so it can get very boring. One week would be plenty. I've pretty much used up everything I had recorded on my PVR. :D

The US did very well and are certainy to be congratulated. Canada always does crappy but if we can't do well then my next choice is the US for sure. (y)
 

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