Monday, September 12, 2016

Summer Olympics 2016: The Bad and The Ugly

This is the last of my Summer Olympics recap coverage. A bonus post about this topic is coming to you soon. Even though there have been great historical moments, there have been controversial moments as well. Over 118 athletes from Team Russia have been banned because of doping. Teams China and Jamaica suffered horrible living conditions. The rooms looked like as if the construction was not complete prior to the athletes arrival. Another problem with the Olympic games was the country of Brazil itself. There have been problems with pollution, poverty and the Zika virus. Because of the Zika virus, over 450,000 condoms were distributed this year.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Summer Olympics 2016 Part 2: History Being Made

As we get back my recap of the Summer Olympics in Rio, I'm going to discussing as much as I can about the history that was made doing those games. There were so many first and lasts as well. Let's get started shall we. I would first like to start off with Ibtihaj Muhammad.
When see the Parade of Nations, I would some the female athletes from mostly Islamic countries wear hijabs and adjust their uniforms according to their belief system. This Muslim fencer really stands out to me. This athlete is the first American Muslim to compete in the while wearing a hijab. Growing up her parents tried to find her a sport.She won a bronze medal for her sport this year.
She maybe only 4'8-9" but her athletic ability is as tall as I am (I'm 6'1"). Simone Biles has made history for being the sixth woman to win individual all-around gold medals for artistic gymnastics. She got to be the flag bearer for Team USA in the closing ceremony. Biles is also the first African American woman to be given the honor to do so.