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Rio Day Minus One: Capybaras ate my golf course!
The day before the Olympic opening ceremony, the traditional Day Minus One Men's Soccer Thursday. Meh.
Fiji, a nation whose hopes of a first-ever gold medal rest with the men's rugby sevens team, made their men's soccer debut losing 0-8 to South Korea. Otherwise, as I said, meh. Here's a summary of the day's action.
Rio Day Minus Two: Gone in 21 Seconds
The Games of the 31st Olympiad have begun in the now traditional fashion: Women's Soccer Wednesday on Day Minus Two.
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If twenty20 cricket and rugby sevens are the future, then please explain golf
We're too reluctant to sell five-day cricket to a world which meanwhile cheerfully embraces four-day golf. Please explain.
Rio 2016, Delhi 2010, and the Shooting World Cup
"An ongoing program of citywide investment will continue to result in further improvements, in areas such as security and transport. The long-term physical transformation of the city will be fully integrated with initiatives to deliver social inclusion, with new homes, training and jobs; to engage young people and promote education; and to invest in sport. [...]
Rio de Janeiro gets the 2016 Olympics. And the winner is... ?
Of the four final candidate cities to host the 2016 Olympic Games, I believe the best choice won. Congratulations to the people behind the Rio 2016 bid.
I have serious problems in offering commiserations to the Chicago/USA camp, for all the effort put in. More analysis from me to come, but if you want eight minutes of comedy, watch this discussion from the CNBC Power Lunch crew as news broke that Chicago was the first city eliminated from voting: