Wild Wild Rugby
-In a group of semifinals and finals in rugby sevens, things got dicey quickly. Not only were there several penalties that cost Great Britain a shot at the bronze and New Zealand a cost at the gold (I think there were at least five total), many of the matches were blowouts, especially when players were ejected from the game for a few minutes. The final score for the gold? Australia 24, New Zealand 17.
Missy misses the 200 Free
-I told you there'd be shockers! Missy Franklin of the United States finished dead last in her heat of the 200 Free, which means she will not advance to the finals, which will be televised later tonight on NBC (tape delay) and if you hate waiting, right now on NBCOlympics.com*.
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The IOC's ridiculous GIF ban
-What does it take to cover the most ridiculed moments of the XXXI Olympiad? GIFs, that's what! However, the IOC thinks this violates their rights. Seriously? The one thing websites big and small need to cover this other than videos? Yeesh! For more on this subject, please click this link.
A 3rd Place Tie?
-In the women's 100m backstroke final, two swimmers tied for the bronze medal: Fu Yuanhui, who is just another example of great Chinese swimming during these games, and Canadian Kylie Masse, who both had a time of 58.76. If this is a sign of what's to come in swimming, count me in!
Before I sign off for the night, here's some beautifully unique footage of the Olympic cauldron in action by Viagem Sem Escalas.
And now, goodnight from your Olympic blog headquarters, ROMVIEWS.WEEBLY.COM!