Barra gas station owner says Lochte and friends pissed all over the place despite appeals to use bathroom: http://oglobo.globo.com/rio/dono-de-posto-diz-que-nadadores-americanos-praticaram-vandalismo-19947756
Olympics - Summer 2016 - Rio - Page 5
I feel bad for the other dudes. From what I heard, they were trying to contain him but he was outta control.
Glad to see this idiot being put in his place.
Also glad to see the people who went "of course they were robbed, it's Rio" having to eat their words. We have our problems but we're not fucking savages. I live in and hail from a civilised city.
Edited by andrevellozo - 8/18/16 at 8:59am
To them I say: what would've happened if it'd been Brazilian swimmers causing this type of shit in the U.S. ? They'd have more holes in them than a block of cheese.
I meeeeeeeeeeean, is Grenada even a real country though?
That Neymar, the Brazilian talisman who was absent the day Brazil were put so savagely to the German sword, has given the hosts the lead, is incontrovertible proof.
Brazil definitely the better side in regular play, technically superior in almost every area, but those Germans were just too dang organized.
So this is the first time I've ever seen it. One of the power lifting dudes yelled over at me, "what the hell SPORT is THIS?! Do you know?" And thats why I and just about everyone else near that TV started watching. If it weren't for one guy calmly say, "oh, thats handball", we'd never know.
In another topic, happy to know that the people who spent ages saying we were gonna fuck everything up and that the games were going to be an absolute disaster are gonna have to eat those stupid, prejudiced words right up.
Well...I still thought it was kind of mediocre. It was saved by Usain Bolt.
What was not ok was the (mostly American) media constantly coming up with articles and stories that basically said "how dare those third world savages even think they can host an event like this" under the thinnest possible veils.
Stephen Colbert routinely made the Rio games a punchline, and a brutal one while he was at it. Bill Maher said he didn't believe the Games could end without a major health crisis, and his panel agreed with him.
Those are the people and mentalities I was referring to.
Bolt was, unquestionably, the true star of the Games, that's true. A friend of mine ran into him at a nightclub last night and said he's a class act, down-to-earth, super humble guy, too, so more power to him.
"So yeah, let's open up a thread to talk about this imminent disaster."
It was not one. So there.
I apologize for that. We were being sold a disaster in the weeks and months leading up to the games. I'm deeply gratified that it ended up NOT being a disaster because I genuinely love the Olympics and I have loved all of the Brazilians that I've met over the course of my life (which is quite a few, actually).
As to stars of the games, the following come to mind:
The Brazilian men's soccer/futbol team (their gold medal is just awesome)
And we definitely have a lot of potential rock stars for Tokyo in 2020.
I'm going to add Canada's Penny Olekisiak and Andre De Grasse to that list. Oleksiak is 16 years old, and won four medals (a gold, silver, and two bronze medals in swimming). De Grasse is 21, and won three (a bronze in the 100, silver in the 200, and bronze in the relay). With Usain Bolt retiring, I'm expecting De Grasse be the dominant runner in the next games.