Some 10,000 athletes are competing in 300 events over 17 days, amid concerns of the Zika virus, pollution, and security in Brazil. - From BuzzFeed
After a snafu in the qualifying rounds that saw a trip, a dropped baton, and, eventually, a successful case filed with the Rio Games’ Jury of Appeals for a re-do, USA Track and Field’s showing in the final race on Friday served as a firm affirmation of their ability to deliver.
Also Friday, the International Olympic Committee formed a disciplinary commission to investigate the actions of Feigen, 26, as well as fellow swimmers Ryan Lochte, 32, Gunnar Bentz, 20, and Jack Conger, 21, according to the AP.
Russia had been heavily favored to take team gold and did not disappoint with a rousing free routine angel costumes set to string music.
Lochte behaved so erratically that the guard, an off-duty police officer, was forced to pull a gun on him, according to Rio officials.
Lochte returned to the US Monday, two days before the indictment was issued.