Weekends were made for binge watching right? Good because that justifies the indent in our couch from the non-stop Olympic coverage.
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- Get is started. It may have only been a preseason game but the vibes around the L.A. Coliseum were electric. Shattering NFL U.S. preseason attendance records, close to 90,000 fans came out to see the Los Angeles Rams play their first professional game in L.A. since 1994. In the end, the Rams beat the Cowboys. The Rams moved to L.A. from St. Louis this season.
- Don’t let it go to your head. Men’s and women’s basketball completed the group stages undefeated. The men’s team has had a few close games while the women have dominated their opponents. The quarterfinals start tomorrow.
- You better sit down for this. In an Olympics full of firsts, we’ve compiled a mind blowing list of Olympic firsts from this weekend.
- With her win in women's tennis singles, Tennis player Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first ever gold medal.
- Usain Bolt won the 100m sprint, becoming the first man to accomplish that feat in three straight Olympics.
- American Michelle Carter won gold in the shot put, becoming first American woman to win gold in the sport.
- Simone Biles won again. Yesterday she became the first U.S. woman to win gold on the vault and the first (male or female) to win three Olympic golds in a single Games in gymnastics. If you haven’t seen this girl carry out her craft, do yourself a favor and watch her compete again tonight.
- Justin Rose made Great Britain proud when he won the first gold medal in golf since 1904. American Matt Kuchar won the bronze medal. Golf is slated to be one of the top events in Tokyo 2020. Start practicing your swing.
- Thieves in Rio have taken picking on the blue hairs to a new level. American Gold Media swimmer, Ryan Lochte (whose dyed blonde hair turned blue from the Olympic pool's chlorine) and three other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint. Their taxi was pulled over by armed men posing as police officers. No one was injured but their wallets and phones were taken. Notorious for his partying and his enjoyment of Tinder, we're curious what the thieves will find on Lochte’s phone? Jackpot!
- Singapore offers $1 million (SGD) as a reward for winning an Olympic gold medal. Until this weekend no Singaporean athlete has brought home a gold medal or any medal for that matter. On Saturday, Singaporean Joseph Schooling defied the odds and beat Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly, earning Singapore’s first ever Olympic medal. Gold medalist Schooling, who swims for the University of Texas, was met with a hero's welcome when he returned to Singapore, which included a standing ovation in Parliament (first ever for an athlete) and a selfie with the prime minister.
- Phelps won his final race of his career, bringing his career medal total to an unprecedented 28 Olympic medals, 23 of those are gold. He already has his retirement planned - Phelps is set to coach the swim and dive team at Arizona State University.