Alternative views from the sidelines of the Rio Olympics

Every other year, the spectacle of the Olympics captures the attention of people from every corner of the globe. This year, we were treated to the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where record-setting swims, incredible gymnastic feats and the world’s fastest man entertained us for over two weeks.

The action on the tracks, balance beams and diving boards wasn’t all that went on, though — events like the Olympics take plenty of time to prepare and maintain.

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(Photo via REUTERS/Kevin Coombs)


TBT: Allyson Felix had an early start towards track and field greatness

United States Olympian Allyson Felix made headlines this week when anunconventional but totally legal dive kept her from a gold medal in the women’s 400-meter race. She’s still a winner in our hearts, though — and in quite a few other events, too.

After securing silver in the 400-meter, Felix officially became the most decorated female Olympian in U.S. track and field history, edging out the great Jackie Joyner-Kersee with a total of seven medals.

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