Tomorrow is the Closing Ceremony. But that doesn't mean that we're done with strange stories yet...
A disqualification of What? -In the men's 5000m final, US runner Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo was disqualified form the silver medal position. Normally, this would be troubling if the US had no other medal placers, but it just so happened that another US runner, Bernard Lagat, had finished 4th. As such, he got his first medal of the Olympics (which is a bronze) under extremely unusual circumstances.
A 4x100 relay fail for US! In the 4x100 relay of track & field, the US had a broze in hand until one of their runners passed over a baton over the line too soon . (Yeah, I don't get it either.) As such, the one team that was said to rival Usain Bolt and Jamaica was off the podium, and while they did file an appeal, it did not do anything- they were still disqualified.
Overshadowed -When women's US wrestler Helen Maroulis gave the women's US wrestling team their first ever gold medal, it would be a big deal. Except that NBC thought that interviewing former drunken idiot Ryan Lochte was a better idea. I mean, SERIOUSLY! Her time in the limelight and you don't show it!? You suck NBC.
Brazil's triumph -Despite having to suffer an initially tied game at 1-1 with Germany, two extra periods, and a nail biting penalty shootout where near the end, they were tied 4-4, Germany missed their final penalty kick, which allowed Brazil's soccer sweetheart Neymar Jr. to get the winning penalty kick and give Brazil their long awaited Gold medal in men's football. Brazil went wild afterward, and I believe the police in Rio will have a hard time controlling the celebrations tonight.
That's all for now. Until tomorrow, goodnight from your Olympic blog headquarters, ROMVIEWS.WEEBLY.COM!