It’s official. These are the final Olympic medal standings. Click the pic for a full count.
Whether you sort by gold or by total, the U.S.A. wins
Canada just missed out on there stated goal of top 12 in total medals
G.B. had a fantastic games, they’ve gotta be happy with 29 gold
Russia came on very strong in the last three days, finishing with 82 overall
I always wonder why Argentina isn’t better at the Olympics, only 4 overall
Same with India, no gold, six overall
I don’t know about y’all, but the closing ceremonies can’t get here soon enough! #SpiceGirls
Congratulations to Christine Sinclair for being named Canada’s flag bearer for the closing ceremonies. Can’t think of a more fitting choice to represent and lead the Canadian Olympic athletes at the closing ceremony.
“This is a huge honour and I wish I could have my teammates right here with me… We want the next generation of young girls to dream of being in the Olympics and getting a medal around their necks. If we can instill in them just the belief that this can happen, then we have done our jobs.” — Christine Sinclair
How To Watch The Olympics. Hint: It doesn’t involve NBC.
Kobe and team U.S.A. brush off Argentina 109-83. They will meet Pau, Marc, Jose, Rudy and the rest of the Spaniards on Sunday at 10:00AM EST in the gold-medal game.
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Some countries get a bit spoiled at the Olympics. The U.S.A., China, GB, Russia and other powerhouse nations win so many gold medals that one cannot possibly be expected to remember the name of each Olympic champion.
This is not a problem Colombians have had to deal with. They will not likely soon forget the name Mariana Pajon, winner of the women’s BMX final today. She did it in dominating fashion, winning all three of her semifinal heats and then leading from start to finish in the final. Not that winning is new to Pajon, she has been collecting national titles since she was 5, and world titles since she was 9.
Her gold medal was only the second in the history of her country, and at only 20 years of age she might also win the third, four years from now.
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Pau has got to be pretty excited right now. At the moment he is battling Russia for a chance to play in the Olympic Finals AND he woke up to find out he won’t have to go play in Orlando as the Dwightmare looks like it’s finally coming to a close.
Original illustration by Mike McGrath, Double Scribble
McKayla Maroney’s Yearbook photo. Caption “My goal for the future is to be in the Olympics”. Nailed it.
U.S. Gymnast McKayla Maroney Teaches Jenna Bush How To Dougie.
Bronze for the Canadian women’s soccer team. Diana Matheson scores two minutes into stoppage time to give Canada the win over France, 1-0.
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Payback’s a Bitch.
Spain beats France 66-59 in Basketball QF’s
France crept past Spain 23-22 in Handball QF’s.
Argentina outclassed Brazil 82-77 in Basketball QF’s.
Brazil sweeps Argentina 25-19, 25-17, 25-20 in Volleyball OF’s.
“The Universe lies in the balance” - Karma
Neeraj Grover,Beer with Bear
Manu and his gang will look to bounce back against Team USA in the semis after falling to them 126-97 on Monday. That game was just a one point game going into the half in large part because of Manu’s ability to get in the lane and cause havoc.
Note to the Argentinian national team: avoid the cheap shots, that didn’t work so well for ya last time.
Original illustration by Mike McGrath double-scribble.com