Usain Bolt's 30th birthday party in Rio was one for the ages. Yesterday, a story leaked of Usain Bolt cheating on his girlfriend after 20-year-old, Jady Duarte, shared pictures to social media. The girl openly described her one night stand with the Fastest Man Alive in an interview. Today, a picture from that same club where Bolt met Jady is making the rounds on social media. The pic shows Usain Bolt "making out" with a random girl, but the internet believes there's more to the story...
Ellen DeGeneres photoshopped herself riding Usain Bolt's back with the caption "This is how I'm running errands from now on." Even though the viral image of Usain Bolt's memorable smile before crossing the finish line has been Photoshopped hundreds of times, some folks on the internet have found the Tweet to be offensive. #Triggered Calm down people, this is Ellen we're talking about... Just keep swimming, I guess.
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The Inflatable Tube Man aka AirDancer aka SkyDancer aka Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man is a man of honor, dignity, and salesmanship. His charms have likely persuaded you to buy a car, sign a petition, or just drop your jaw in wonder. But where did this symbol of human-kind’s ingenuity, something that brings out the best in all of us, come from?
Great Big Story has the secret origins of the Inflatable Tube Man, and they aren’t just blowing hot air. Caribbean artist Peter Minshall, known for his “larger than life” puppet work, and Israeli artist Doyon Gazit designed the ITM for the opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Originally called the Tall Boy, he soon grew into a Tall Man defined by the inflatable tube body that has become his namesake.
Now used mostly to put a smile on the face of consumers every where, the Inflatable Tube Man’s legacy continues to be as noble and memorable as his humble beginnings.
Wimbledon & Australian Open Champion Gordon Reid shared his view from center court as he got into the Quarter Finals playing Wheelchair Tennis Men's Doubles with Alfie Hewett at the 2016 Rio Paralympics:
Ryan Lochte finally got his punishment for pissing on the wall of a locked service station and pulling a framed poster from the wall in Rio during the Olympics and lying about it saying someone robbed him.
CNN reports that The Liar will serve a 10-month suspension and will be banned from the 2017 World Championships, in addition to monetary losses that are still being determined.
Al Roker, America's favorite formerly-portly weatherman, just lost his shit on international tv, calling Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte a liar, for the lies Lochte recently told about being attacked at gun point in Rio. Which he wasn't. Which makes that a lie. Which makes Lochte a liar.
Lochte, the liar, even admitted to "embellishing the truth" in an interview with Matt Lauer.
So Tinder has revealed the top six sports by gender that were most-swiped in Rio, but they didn't get specific about which athletes may have been the chosen ones. That leaves us left guessing which athletes they might not be mentioning...
For Women's Sports they listed:
Table Tennis, Field Hockey, Rowing, Weightlifting...
...and Rugby and Swimming.
For Men's sports they listed:
Tennis, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Sport Shooting, Judo...
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2. Hunger Games IRL at the Olympics
During the men's marathon on Sunday, Ethiopian long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa pulled a Hunger Games moment and showed his support for the Oromo Protests in his home country by making a specific motion with his arms:
Showing the sign is highly political though, so when he spoke a press conference after the marathon he said what he risked with the gesture, "If I go back to Ethiopia maybe they will kill me," he said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
"If I am not killed maybe they will put me in prison. [If ] they [do] not put me in prison they will block me at airport. I have got a decision. Maybe I move to another country."
Like the Hunger Games, let's hope the people can rise above this oppression.
2. Donald Trump Breaks the Lie Barrier
Fact Check says Trump's First Ad Averages 1 Lie Every 4 Seconds. I can hear Hillary's slow golf-clap from here. Let's hope his next ad doesn't disappoint us either.
3. But Did You See the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team on the Beach in Rio?
I'm just saying, I didn't know it was possible to get an 8-pack: