You can’t make this stuff up. I'm starting with the penis story.
Never before has a member of the male species wished for a smaller manhood. Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita was attempting to clear a height of 17.3 feet in the first round of the pole vault, when his leg came in contact with the bar. I guess he got excited. As he began to drop back down toward the ground, his shin grazed the bar, causing it to wobble. Already unsteady, the bar was dislodged from its holdings when Ogita’s pecker, um, penis decided to make an appearance and slap the metal. The vaulter’s arm then collected the bar as it began to fall. The foul effectively cost Ogita a place in the final. Video footage shows I’m not making this up. The little pole knocked the big pole down.
By now you’ve heard the crazy story of swimmer Ryan Lochte and his alleged false account of a robbery and the authorities who began conjecturing over what might have really happened in Rio. The swimmer and his buddies had been at a birthday celebration and dance party at Club France, an Olympic hospitality venue. When he claims, they caught a taxi and then got pulled over, were approached by several men who claimed to be police officers who flashed badges, no lights, no nothing, just badges. They told the swimmers to get out and down on the ground. They got down on the ground, but he refused. At that point, he claims, they put a gun to his head, took his wallet and left. Lochte said he felt the taxi driver was in on it.
Rio police have found little evidence to support Lochte’s robbery claim. Apparently they cannot find the taxi driver or any witnesses, and moved to seize the passport of Lochte in Rio on Wednesday, but he was already back in the good ol’ US of A, strolling through a Charlotte, N.C., airport with his Playboy Playmate girlfriend, while his teammates were pulled off planes yesterday trying to return home. They were once again questioned about the incident, .an allegation that pits the reputation of Brazil, which has been scrutinized for its Olympic preparations, against the reputations of Lochte and his teammates. No one was charged with a crime. One has to wonder what the real story was. The story that might cover up the fact that they were drunk at 4am and behaving in an unolympic way.
And then there’s the story of the two German distance runners who happen to be twins. Anna and Lisa Hahner are being criticized by officials from their home country after they crossed the finish line at the end of their marathon race on Sunday while holding hands.
Anna and Lisa, finished 81st and 82nd in the women's marathon. Anna was credited with a time of 2:45:32 and Lisa a second slower. Photos of their hand-holding finish went viral. They had no chance of winning yet, they are criticized. Sometimes people get so caught up in competitions they forget to have fun. Isn’t sports meant to be fun?
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