Thursday, August 11, 2016

Continuing Rio Coverage

Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre
I don't know, the Olympics seemed kind of flat last night. Sure, that pock marked aquatic ape Michael Phelps won his semifinal in some medley or another, but it's only news when loses. To paraphrase Preznit Obama, "At some point, you have enough gold."

Isabelle Forrer

Anouk Verge-Depre

The most exciting thing we watched was the US beach volley ball babes girls women (Kerri-Walsh Jennings and April Ross, already featured here), actually lost a set to a good looking Swiss team, Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre. However, in the final set, Isabelle hit the sand hard trying to dig the ball, needed a time out to recover, and never quite got it going again.

The US women's swimming team, anchored by Katie Ledecky, with Maya Dirado, Allison Schmitt, and Leah Smith blew away the competition in the 4x200-meter relay, with Ledecky, as expected, carrying most of the burden. She is on track to become the female Michael Phelps, God help her.

Allison Schmitt

Leah Smith
And now, by way of Wombat-socho' s "In The Mailbox: 08.10.16", the unusually sensible Megan McArdle explains how to handle it when someone proposes to bring the Olympics to your city:
The reality, as the Economist says, is that “prudent city governments should avoid the contests at all costs.” This does not really capture it. Prudent city governments should run screaming from any proposals to host the Olympics, and napalm the spot where the proposals were found, just to be safe.
I'm kind of looking forward to watching Michael Phelps dodge sea nettles in the St. Leonard Olympics.

Wombat-socho has a plain vanilla "Rule 5 Sunday" and "FMJRA 2.0: Operation Chromite" ready at The Other McCain.

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