Olympics Recap and Scandals
A great time for humankind, the Olympics gives everyone a break and provides humanity with a recess in terms of a sporting spectacle that includes players from all over the world.
An incredible happening of events has taken place. Colombia has won a silver medal in cycling. Venezuela beat the Norwegian champion and won Gold in Fencing. USA remains with the lead just by one medal above the China after August third. There have been a few world records that have been broken but not as much as fans would like to see. Michael Phelps becomes the greatest Olympic athlete in terms of medal attainment as he secures his 21st medal of his career right before he retires after the event. It seems like the men´s tennis final will be played by Federer and Djokovic or Murray as this might be a repeat of the Wimbledon final. There was a major scandal in Badminton with the Korean delegation as the team purposely lost their matches as they wanted to manipulate the knockout stage. Great Britain took part in a major scandal as well as a teammate of a gold medalist in a cycling race fell on purpose in order to get the other competitors to fall behind. Germany had an athlete leave the Olympic village as the female rower is suspected of having right wing extremist ties and therefore has agreed to leave pending a further investigation. There have also been cases of doping among some of the athletes as they have tested positive, and have therefore had to leave the event. Some major upsets have taken place along all the categories in all sporting events as favorites have fallen and surprising athletes have won competitions and eliminated major contenders as a loss of concentration and focus have taken place given major pressure and TV and media coverage.