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   Gram77  Just saw breaking news on Lucianne. Apparently Lochte and 3 other swimmers were robbed at gun point while out celebrating. If in fact this is correct, I have to say I'm surprised that something like this took this long to happen. I've been looking around on the internet but can't find anything concrete. Maybe this will be on the evening news.
August 14 at 16:42 EST .

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   Tulsa  Saw article at Drudge this am. Middle column. Link:

http://tinyurl.com/hgt56yy

Probably also at Fox News.
August 14 at 18:56 EST .

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   Fireball27  Said to have been in a taxi that was stopped by people in police uniforms. Had a gun pressed against his forehead. Too bad they didn't try to rob the judo team!
August 15 at 00:45 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I finally saw Bela Karolyi last night. I had wondered if he was even in Rio. He was on-screen for just a few brief moments in a pre-taped piece about the Final Five; whoever was narrating the piece mentioned Bela but that was all. He was smiling a big wide smile, just like always. He's lost a lot of weight, and I wonder if he's had health problems. His hair is whiter than ever.
August 14 at 10:28 EST .

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   Gram77  I caught something on the television about an athlete being treated for sickness from the water in Rio. I think a rower but only caught part of it because I was in another room. I've been looking but am not very good at searching for information. Any one heard anything? The only other thing I happened across was on Lucianne where it was reported that lots of the food stands were running out of food due to large crowds. All this stuff is kept quiet but problems are bound to get out.
August 12 at 18:18 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  A Belgian woman who won a 2012 bronze medal has become sick, the first Olympic competitor to fall ill after sailing the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay.

Evi Van Acker reported feeling sick after Wednesday's races, the governing body World Sailing said. Her poor performances have put her at risk of missing out on a medal in the Laser Radial class.

Her coach told the Belgian VRT network he believes Van Acker contracted a severe intestinal infection while training in Rio de Janeiro last month.

LINK:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/int
ernational/ct-belgian-sailor-sick-pollut
ed-rio-water-20160811-story.html
August 12 at 18:39 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  CNN Article:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/11/americas/b
razil-olympics-us-rowing-squad/
August 12 at 18:41 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  FOX
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/08/11
/star-belgian-sailor-sick-after-racing-o
n-polluted-rio-bay.html
August 12 at 18:46 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks to all who posted this information. It seems that Rio is not willing to accept the growing problem. Who does it think they are kidding as they continue to insist the water is safe? And the burning question from me, why did we award the Olympics to Brazil? It's no secret as to how 3rd world this country is. Excuse my bluster but these are my feelings.
August 13 at 10:36 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Apparently the Green Diving Pool has been shut down while they try to get it back in chemical balance.

I'm still stunned that any Olympian would actually dive into that water.

It's like the nuclear tests in the desert years and years ago that no one thought were harmful until twenty years later 90% of the people present were dead from cancer.

No one can say for sure what's lurking in that water.

Waaaaay too much iffy stuff in Rio.

A day or two ago, there was a story about a couple of referees for one sport or another taking a wrong turn on the way to a venue, and turning in to slum area where they were fired on. The vehicle they were driving was riddled with bullet holes and one of the men was shot in the head. He was expected to live, thank goodness.
August 13 at 11:39 EST .

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   Gram77  It's about 3:15pm and I am watching diving. That pool still has an odd color to it. In our younger days after moving to Florida we took a job for managing a condo building. Hubby was sent to school for training as to how to manage the correct chemical balance for the pool. It's been a long time since those days but he says he thinks there something way more than chemical imbalance wrong.
August 13 at 15:12 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Market Street, 98th and Quaker, Lubbock
   August 11 at 14:26 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Whiskey for my men, Starbucks for my horses.
   August 11 at 14:22 EST .

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   Gram77  What's with our USA men's volley ball teams? Both indoor and beach volley ball guys appear not to be mentally in their games. The gals are doing quite well.
   August 10 at 14:17 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I watched a little bit of women's beach volleyball last night. The first time I watched them a few days ago they were playing nearly nekkid. Last night they were covered up like Eskimos due to the weather.
August 11 at 10:36 EST .

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   Gram77  Hooray for our gymnastic team!! And Phelps!!
August 10 at 07:33 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I was breathing easy through gymnastics, but I was holding my breath for Michael Phelps through his swim. I wanted so badly for him to win, and he did!

I wonder if Marta Karolyi will remain active in gymnastics.
August 10 at 10:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  This Marta's last year - the Karolyi's have made a huge difference in our women's gymnastics.
August 10 at 10:28 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Yeah, I know it's her last year to manage the team, but I wonder if she and Bela will keep their hand in the sport in some way. I'm guessing they will. He was hardly mentioned by the commentators, so I looked him up to see if he'd died. He's apparently still living, and is only 73.
August 10 at 10:38 EST .

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   Gram77  Did Michael Phelps win the butterfly swim last night? I tried to watch but conked out about 10pm.
August 9 at 07:35 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I went down early last night, too, but this is what I found on line this morning:

From the Baltimore Sun:

Phelps Takes Second In 200-meter Butterfly Semi To Qualify For Tuesday's Final

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olymp
ics/phelps/bal-phelps-takes-second-in-20
0-meter-butterfly-semi-to-qualify-for-tu
esday-s-final-20160808-story.html
August 9 at 08:26 EST .

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   MeiDei  The SoAfr swimmer that beat him once b/4 was trying to spook Phelps b/4 the race - it was obvious & annoying - all it got him was 3rd place.
I fell asleep too and had to watch encore to see mens gymnastics- so sad at end when one fell & they lost out for a chance at team medal.
August 9 at 09:23 EST .

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   Gram77  I was concerned about the S. African swimmer.
August 9 at 11:44 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  What do y'all think of "cupping therapy"?
August 9 at 13:02 EST .

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   Gram77  I've heard about this cupping before. Apparently it is a Chinese thing. I wonder if it really solves anything or is just "the latest" in the athletic world?
August 9 at 13:30 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Well, there's a piece up on the main page about it. It's been around 3,000 years.

Earlier I was watching a piece on NBC about it, with Michael Phelps being treated. It looks painful.
August 9 at 18:43 EST .

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   Fireball27  Anyone hear the Rush phone call with the 13 year old on Friday? He told Rush his social studies teacher told his class, socialism and communism is a better form of government. The kid challenged the teacher by telling him anyone can get ahead in America if they work for it. He said he set out to prove it by making an app called Never Hillary. It's a pop up game like whack a mole, tap Hillary's face and she says one of her stupid comments. Anyway it costs .99 cents on I-tunes. Rush has a link from his web site. I was going to buy it but it is only for Apple, not android. Let us help the kid show his teacher a thing or two about America! Communists and socialists have to wall people in. People risk their lives to get TO America.
August 8 at 17:51 EST .

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   Gram77  Wow, Canada sure made the U.S. look bad in volley ball today. However, in beach volley ball the U.S. did great!
August 7 at 17:16 EST .

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   MeiDei  Volley ball, gymnastics, swimming & diving, archery, soccer, sculling & white water rafting are my favorites - no disappointments so far. Really impressed w/girls gymnastics.
August 8 at 07:12 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Did either of you watch women's bicycling yesterday? I never dreamed that those riders went so fast! 50MPH on some of those downhills! Holy smokes! And those chase cars and motorcycles were right on top of them. I was horrified that a rider might go down and car would run over her.

I'm rather enjoying the Olympics, but I always have, warts and all.

I used to follow some of the sports year-round, but don't any more, so the women's gymnasts are a real surprise. Since I don't follow it any more, I'm not familiar with the innuendo the commentators kept making about Gabby Douglas. Has she been in some kind of trouble? Simone Biles is quite a story. My hat's off to her grand parents.

I notice that the stadiums in the various venues are not filled to capacity. That's different.

I realize NBC isn't going to make disparaging comments about Rio, but the water looks better than I thought it would. At least the ocean that they are showing doesn't look like an open sewer.
August 8 at 10:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  I saw the girl cyclist crash, she was leading at the time. Have read the security checks at stadiums are very slow and many missed events. I'm enjoying the events so far and that's a good thing.
August 8 at 18:23 EST .

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   Gram77  I poke around on Facebook now and then. I ran across something that cracked me up and no one else may like it since I have a goofy sense of humor. So........a parent is vising her daughter and she asked the daughter for the newspaper. The daughter tells her mother that they no longer take a newspaper, that she should just use the IPad. The mother did and than commented that that fly never knew what hit him.
August 7 at 17:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  shared this one ; )
August 8 at 07:17 EST .

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