Olympic Fails of the Week

The 2016 edition of the Olympics / LOLympics / Apocalympics have come and gone and we have to wait another 18 months before we can do this all again. I don’t think there will be as many problems nor will it be as fun to mock the South Koreans since they don’t really deserve it unless they really screw it up. But to conclude our examination of the 2016 Olympics, we look at more of the failures from Rio. So ten pictures, GIFs, videos, tweets and news stories with just some of the epic fails from the Rio Apocalympics so far.

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Olympic Fails of the Week

We’re a week into the 2016 Olympics / LOLympics / Apocalympics and there have been all sort of failures at this year’s Rio Summer Games. So here seven pictures, videos, tweets and news stories with just some of the epic fails from the Rio Apocalympics so far.

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Olympic Fails of the Week

Sure, we’re only a couple of days into the 2016 Olympics / LOLympics / Apocalympics but there have been all sort of failures at this year’s Rio Summer Games. So here eight pictures, videos, tweets and news stories with just some of the epic fails from the Rio Apocalympics so far. (Don’t worry. The French gymnast isn’t in here. That would be cruel.)

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Wednesday Link-Off: Leaked

adriana-lima-vsx16-03Well, the Democratic convention took an unexpected turn with the resignation of the DNC chair. Matters for the convention could have been a nice and easy affair, especially when compared with the Republican gong show. Instead, the week will be clouded in doubt over whether the right person won.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday so it’s time for the links. Since we do talk some LOLympics later on in the post, here’s Brazilian model Adriana Lima.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned as chair of the DNC after leaked emails showed how anti-Sanders she was. (Washington Post)

It doesn’t speak well for the current system that a candidate’s team and party leadership were effectively working hand-in-hand. (Rolling Stone)

And Clinton staffers are worried that the leaks aren’t done. (The Hill)

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The History of Olympic Logos

On New Year’s Eve, the organizers of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, unveiled their official logo. After the debacle that was the unveiling of the one-eyed monsters of London Olympic mascots, I thought I saw the height of Olympic symbol ridiculousness. Some interpretations of this include a thong, two jockstraps, an ink blot test and three hostages tied together.

So just how ridiculous have past Olympic logos been? Let’s take a walk back through time as I examine the history of Olympic logos. Continue reading