It’s a great day to be a #TeamUSA athlete named Simone!#Gold medals for both @Simone_Biles and @simone_manuel!!! pic.twitter.com/onHx7pafi9
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) August 12, 2016
READ: Phelps Wins Fourth Straight Olympic Gold in 200m IM #SwimUnited https://t.co/8oU74BaSGl pic.twitter.com/w2Rey4Xrqy
— USA Swimming (@USASwimming) August 12, 2016
Phelps’s 6-pack has 6-packs!
Authorities Evacuate Rio Basketball Venue, Detonate Unattended Backpack
A basketball venue was evacuated late Thursday as authorities carried out a controlled explosion on an unattended backpack, while police said they earlier arrested two Brazilian terrorism suspects as part of an operation aimed at curbing threats during the Olympic Games.
No-Show Volunteers, Food Shortages Add to Brazil’s Problems at Rio Games
A host of glitches are straining Brazil’s ability to deliver on its promise to make the first-ever Olympics in a developing-country democracy a success.
Shootings in Rio Favelas Continue Despite Heavy Security Presence
Shootouts in different neighborhoods in Rio injured a bystander and two police officers, as authorities struggle to contain violent crime during the Games despite mobilizing the largest security force in the city’s history.
‘Slum tourism’ spreads in Rio…
Microcosm alert: Stray bullets keep entering the Rio Olympics equestrian center
Dressage rider pulled out of Olympics to protect “My buddy, my friend, the horse that has given everything”
Israeli athletes in Rio endure ‘shocking’ hostility, taunting by Muslim nations
Defeated Egyptian judoka REFUSES to shake hands with Israeli rival after fans pressured him not to ‘shame Islam’ by taking part
And today’s Boomer photo:
*melts* Boomer Phelps is here! #RioTODAY pic.twitter.com/2fUdFMBG6H
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 12, 2016