Despite promises to restore the colour of the pool at the Maria Lenk Aquatic centre by Wednesday evening, organizers were still trying to adjust its chemical levels, a spokesman for Rio 2016 told a news conference. However, on Friday the pool was closed to training all together so as not to disturb the water and to give it a chance to return to a shade of blue, CNN reports.
No excuses". "They're gonna win a lot of gold medals". Lochte finished fifth, almost 3 seconds behind Phelps. The world's top four players - Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy - skipped the Rio Game s because of Zika fears and safety concerns.
Olympics being all about National glory and national pride, this time has a Refugee Team consisting of participants who have no flag, no national anthem to play and no nation wide support. Who is he? Yiech fled civil war in South Sudan to live in a refuge camp in Kenya. James Nyang Chiengjiek: South Sudan, 400m - Just 13-years-old when he left his home, Chiengjiek managed to avoid the fate of South Sudan's child soldiers.
Truex had been on Hamlin's tail for the final four laps of the race until Keselowski bumped his rear, giving Hamlin a buffer and allowing Logano to move into the second spot. For JGR and Toyota, the best goes on - or should I say beat down goes on. Joey Lagano finished second, followed by Penske teammate Keselowski, AJ Allmendinger, and Tony Stewart rounding out the top five.
National pride is at the forefront of everything the Americans do, so it was rare to see the Stars and Stripes turn on one of their own in the middle of this global sporting event. Wang Shanshan had been given a red card, picking up her second yellow after an hour-she was only on the pitch for nine minutes-making China's task even harder.
She is next scheduled compete in the 50-meter freestyle on Saturday, the website says. Controversies over doping overshadowed the build-up to Rio and, far from dying down as events got under way, have flared anew as United States and Australian competitors have branded their Russian and Chinese rivals as drug cheats.