Drinkbox’s Olympics Rio 2016

With the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, I figured why not share some of the office’s favorite moments:

 

Mayuran: “They used Mario as the mascot for the next Olympics! That’s a scandal! It should have been sonic, who actually runs, and doesn’t take performance enhancing drugs! Ban mushroom kingdom! Send a message”

Background: With athletes and viewers exhausted, the closing ceremony for Rio2016 was passing off as expected…
Until Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe popped out of a giant green pipe dressed up as video game character Mario from the Super Mario games, one of Japan’s best-known exports.

 

Graham: “I didn’t realize how openly corrupt Olympic Boxing was. Definitely an eye-opening moment“

Background:

Irish bantamweight Michael Conlan controversially crashed out of the Olympics to complete a dismal Games for Ireland’s eight-strong boxing team.

Conlan appeared to do the better work in the opening round but all three judges gave it on a 10-9 scoreline to 2013 world championship silver medallist Nikitin.

Conlan’s highly contentious defeat comes after a hugely controversial decision in Monday’s heavyweight boxing final when another Russian Evgeny Tishchenko was given the verdict over Kazakhstan’s Vassiliy Levit.

 

Alex: “My favorite part of olympics was our women’s soccer team. Nice that we won bronze, but mostly they represent a nice diversity of Canadian women.“

Background:

Deanne Rose and Christine Sinclair scored to give the Canadian women’s soccer team back-to-back Olympic bronze medals with Friday afternoon’s 2-1 victory over host Brazil.

The Canadians rushed the pitch to celebrate while the crowd, never wavering in its support, chanted for its team. Sinclair, for so long the face of Canadian soccer, was sobbing as organizers set up the podium for the medal presentation.

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ChrisM: “Sometimes being a bully comes back to get ya“

Background:

France’s Aurelie Muller, wearing the white cap, has been stripped of her silver medal after she is seen grappling with Italy’s Rachele Bruni in what was an incredibly close finish to the Women’s 10km open-water swim…

The silver medallist of the women’s marathon 10km has been disqualified after she wrestled with another competitor who came third.

 

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