Rio verður ‘svimji-olympiadan’

Hetta heldur Casey Barrett á swimnetwork.com, nú í eftirskjálvtunum av at amerikanar ikki sjálvir fingu OL 2016. Gary Hall Jr hevur sagt um túrin heim úr Keypmannahavn, at “the mood was grim on that plane ride home, particularly for those fine midwestern folks who put together one hell of a bid”. Men Barrett heldur hinvegin, at “If you’re a swimmer, now between the ages of 9 and 19 (give or take on both ends), with Olympic aspirations, congratulations! Your might be competing at the ultimate Aqua Fest the Games have ever known.” …

Brazil’s national swim team already has some serious players, led by world’s fastest man in water, Cesar Cielo. Seven years from now, look for that squad to feature more than the top sprinter on earth. You thought the Australians were over-the-top back in Sydney 2000 with their ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi’ chants? Get ready for a couple million crazed Cariocas swim fans screaming ‘Oh-lay Oh-lay Oh-lay…’ whenever a Brazilian swimmer steps to the blocks in Rio.

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