|Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre|
The most exciting thing we watched was the US beach volley ball
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.
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.