American Jordan Burroughs' gold medal victory over Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi in men's 74kg freestyle wrestling led to this poignant photo, proving the Olympic brings the world together like no other event.
In what should come as a surprise to nobody, approximately .012 seconds after the final whistle of Thursday's USA vs. Japan gold medal soccer match, an onslaught of racially-charged tweets hit the Interwebs. Because sports and war tragedies are equal in the minds of some knuckleheads, many tweets declared the 2-1 outcome -- in favor of the United States -- "payback for Pearl Harbor." Realistically, it was payback for a shootout loss in last year's World Cup final, but even in that case, the tweet storm which ensued trumpeted the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Japan Daily News has compiled a bunch of the offending tweets, for the entire world to see.
When the Olympics kicked off more than a week ago, much was made about the legendary eating habits of the world's top athletes -- swimmer Michael Phelps has boasted about his 12,000-calorie-per-day diet in the past. Never one to pass up a food challenge, competitive eater Furious Pete provides a visual example of Phelps' excessive consumption.