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Olympics Day 8 in Photos!

August 4, 2012

I’m back from my Olympics fatigue and ready to go! I didn’t post a hottie yesterday, so here’s a picture of Cullen Jones and his silver medal from the 50m free.

Jones with Florent Manaudou and Cesar Cielo.

Has anyone ever done a study on swimming ability + dimples?

So far today has been a lot of team sports.

Despite a 2 set lead, the US men’s volleyball team lost to Russia 3-2.

Maybe it’s because this guy has his eyes closed.

USA men’s basketball kept things really close, as well, juuuust beating out Lithuania, 99-94.

Team Great Britain was knocked out of men’s soccer by South Korea, losing 1-1 (5-4PK). The goalkeepers on both ends were horrendous during penalty kicks, but not as horrendous as Daniel Sturridge’s play was through the end of the game. When a player is having that bad of an evening, in my eyes it’s almost a foregone conclusion that they’ll mess up their PK, and Sturridge did so. He also walked off the field pushing one of his consoling teammates off of him, like a true Chelsea man. (I do feel badly for him, but I can never get behind that kind of behavior)

Oscar Pistorius ran his first heat and advanced to the semis of the 400m.

Lashawn Merritt hurt his hamstring and will not get to defend his 2008 gold medal in the same event.

I can’t even begin to imagine how disappointed he must be right now.

Misty May and Kerri Walsh knocked the Netherlands duo of Marleen van Iersel and Sainne Keiner right out of the Olympics today.

During the game, NBC informed us of the fact that Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and James Harden played a game with them. Apparently it was right before the set that they lost a few days ago, much to the dismay of the NBC announcer who believes the game was a horrible idea that probably caused them to lose. It could be some form of jealousy, though.

Marquise Goodwin, who also plays football for a little college known as the University of Texas, did not medal in long jump. Sigh.

In happier track and field news, Jamaican firecracker Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce (Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce?) won the gold in the 100m.

The lovely Carmelita Jeter (USA) won silver.

Jessica Ennis won the gold for Great Britain in the heptathlon.

The women’s 4×100 medley relay led to a new world record and another gold medal for USA!

Australia was super happy about it.

Michael Phelps had his final Olympics race tonight, and I can’t even talk about it, except that you could see everything he was feeling all over his face.

The US men did win gold in the 4×100 medley relay, like they always have, and it was a fitting cap to a great career. And he wasn’t sad anymore.

And just like that, swimming is over. Michael Phelps and Brendan Hansen’s Olympic careers are most likely over.


I’m going to miss things like this. Four years until Rio, but it won’t be the same.

What happened?

Mama Phelps always gets the flowers.

And since everyone else is going to miss him just as much, they just went ahead and created an award for Phelps:

Greatest Olympic athlete of all time.

If this post were a movie, we would do one of those things where all of a sudden Phelps was walking in slow motion and then we freeze framed on his face before cutting to the credits. Imagine that…. now.


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