Move over, McKayla Maroney. You've got company in the Internet meme department.
British runner Mo Farah has become the hot new Internet meme with him running away from things.
Farah, who ran for Britain in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter at the Olympics, has been photoshopped into pictures of him running away from things like an unruly mob from The Simpsons to runaway brides to Mo Farah clones.
All of these and more can be found on a Tumblr called "Mo Farah Running Away From Things". Here are just some of the pictures found on the Tumblr.
Well, that was quick.
The organizers of the Rio 2016 Olympic games have released the theme song for the games just days after the London Olympics came to a conclusion.
The song is titled "Os Deuses do Olimpo Visitam o Rio de Janeiro", which translated to English is called "The Gods of Olympus, They visit the Rio de Janeiro"
Rolls right off the tongue, right?
Well here's the video for the song.
Its got a nice Latin sound and very Brazilian feel. Not bad.
As an official outfitter of the London Summer Olympics, Nike made a shirt to promote that fact, but now the shirt is coming under fire for being sexist.
The shirt in question is emblazoned in gold lettering with the phrase "Gold Digging". Since the shirt is only available for women, some are calling it sexist and offensive.
The shirt although is selling surprisingly well as many retailers are almost sold out of them. The shirt comes in black, gray, or white and is going for $24.99.
But people are still outraged by the shirt's message. Styleite, a fashion blog, tweeted, "US ladies win two-thirds of the country's gold medals at the Olympics, and @Nike rewards them with this sexist tee."
On the other hand, some people don't seem to mind and one person tweeted that she actually had gotten compliments. "I've gotten so many compliments or laughs at my shirt I'm wearing 'Gold digging' #nike", she tweeted.
This is the second time during the Olympics that a product of clothing has come under fire by Nike. A shirt was made after the US Women's soccer team defeated Japan for the gold medal and the shirt read, "Greatness Has Been Found". Many found the shirt to be smug and classless.
Nike responded to the complaints of the "Gold Digging" shirt saying, “Nike has consistently supported female athletes and the position they enjoy as positive role models. The t-shirt uses a phrase in an ironic way that is relevant given it was released just as the world focused on the success of female athletes.”
Nike clearly has pride in Team USA, but maybe should just find better words and slogans next time. This whole thing will blow over soon and the shirts probably won't be pulled.
Another victory for Overlord Knight.
The United States Olympians may have started the craze with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe", but the British may have perfected the art of lip syncing viral videos.
After the British completed their biggest medal haul in the modern Olympics era, the athletes were feeling pretty good and rightfully so. So, naturally, they decided to sing the Queen classic "Don't Stop Me Now"
The video features popular British athletes like David Beckham, Jessica Ennis, and Victoria Pendleton.
Queen>Carly Rae Jepsen. Point, British.
Your move, America.
After completing the historic 100 and 200 meter back to back, Usain Bolt said that he had "lost all respect" for legendary American sprinter Carl Lewis.
Lewis criticized Bolt and the Jamaica track team after he said that Jamaica's doping controls are not as strong as other participating countries. Lewis didn't name names, but has said that the Jamaicans need to strengthen their drug testing procedures.
When asked if he'd like to be compared to Lewis or another sprinting legend, Jesse Owens, Bolt said, "I'm going to say something controversial right now. Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him. The things he says about the track athletes is really downgrading for another athlete to say something like that. I think he's just looking for attention, really, because nobody really talks much about him.
"That was really sad for me when I heard the other day what he was saying. It was upsetting. I've lost all respect for him. All respect."
Bolt said that the drug comments in particular upset him the most.
"It was all about drugs. Talking about drugs. For me, an athlete out of the sport to be saying that. That was really upsetting for me. Really upsetting," Bolt said. "To jump up and say something like that. As far as I'm concerned he's looking for attention. That's all."
Bolt steadfastly claims that he and teammates Yohan Blake and Warren Weir are clean and train really hard. The three swept the podium in the 200 meter with Blake winning silver and Weir winning the bronze.
Bolt became the first athlete to win the 200 meter twice in Olympic history and the first to the 100 and 200 meter in back to back Olympics.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has done it again. Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 meter dash and becomes the first person to win the 100 and 200 meter in two straight Olympics.
Bolt won the 200 meter in 19.32 seconds beating out fellow countryman Yohan Blake, who finished at 19.44. Another Jamaican, Warren Weir, finished third for the bronze medal to make it a Jamaican sweep in the event. Weir finished at 19.84 seconds.
The top American in the race was Wallace Spearmon who finished fourth. Spearmon was clearly disappointed with his performance and was sobbing afterwards.
Spearmon said of Bolt's performance, "The guy is on another planet right now."
Bolt has one more event left in the London Games, the 4X100 relay. The qualifying for the event is on Friday with the finals to be contested on Saturday.
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that the capital city of Nairobi will make a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, hoping it will be the first Olympics to be contested on African soil.
The IOC will pick a host city for the 2024 Games in 2017, but major cities like Paris, Rome, Berlin, and New York are all considering making bids for the 2024 Olympics.
The State House of Kenya released at statement saying, "Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, speaking at the Kenya National House today, announced that the Republic of Kenya will be starting the process of pitching to host the Games of the 33rd Olympiad in 2024. If successful, these games will be the first ever held in Africa."
There have only been two bids from African countries for the Olympic Games. Cairo, Egypt made a bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics, but did not become a candidate city and Cape Town, South Africa was a candidate city for the 2004 Summer Olympics, but finished third in voting behind Rome and eventual winner, Athens.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps admits to peeing in the pool and says that every swimmer does it.
Phelps says that its not a big deal that the swimmers pee in the pool. He said, “I think everybody pees in the pool. It’s kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers. When we’re in the water for two hours, we don’t really get out to pee.”
Phelps continued, "Chlorine kills it so it's not so bad."
Recently, Phelps' rival, Ryan Lochte, has admitted to peeing in the pool on occasion. Lochte said that he relieved himself during the heats, but never during races.
The full Wall Street Journal interview with Michael Phelps is below and his comments about peeing in the pool are towards the end.
Officials from Cameroon have said that seven of its Olympics have "disappeared".
Reuters reports that five boxers, a swimmer, and a soccer player are believed to have fled so they can "stay in Europe for economic reasons".
Team Cameroon mission head David Ojong said, "What began as rumor has finally turned out to be true. Seven Cameroonian athletes who participated at the 2012 London Olympic Games have disappeared from the Olympic Village."
The IOC was unaware that the athletes have gone missing when asked to comment by Reuters.
The Cameroon embassy has heard about the disappearances, but could not confirm details at this time.
The athletes are women's goalkeeper Drusille Ngako, swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue, and five unnamed members of the boxing team.
You know it must have been a slow news day, when FOX News targeted gold medal winning gymnast Gabby Douglas for her "un-patriotic" uniforms.
FOX News reporter Alisyn Camerota took issue with it when she said that the "famous flag-style outfits" of past Olympics have been replaced by "yellow shirts, grey track suits and pink leotards"
Camerota and her guest on "America Live", radio host David Webb, targeted Gabby Douglas in particular, with Camerota saying, "You know, Gabby had that great moment, and everyone was so excited, and she's in hot pink -- and that's her prerogative,"
Webb, host of The David Webb Show on Sirius/XM Radio, said that America has lost our pride. "We're a very nationalistic nation," Webb said. "But we've also lost over time that jingoistic feeling."
Douglas' wore a red, white, and blue jacket with "USA" across the back while on the sidelines of the individual all-around competition and a gray jacket with an American flag patch during the medal ceremony.
But I guess FOX News is looking for something more like this.
C'mon, FOX News, let the girl have this moment with a "controversy".
The Scotland Yard has arrested a man for throwing a bottle towards the runners of the 100 meter dash moments before the race was to begin.
The video shows the bottle clearly being thrown onto the track. Disregard the unnecessary 80s rock music.
The man was said to be intoxicated as he threw a plastic bottle that landed behind Yohan Blake. The runners were unharmed.
The man who threw the bottle, however, probably not so much.
Dutch bronze medalist in judo, Edith Bosch, claimed that she hit the man after throwing the bottle, tweeting, “A drunken guest throws a bottle for me on the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM... Unbelievable! Mad disrespectful”
According to London's Daily Telegraph, a spectator backed Bosch's claims, tweeting, "So a drunk (expletive) actually threw a bottle onto the track as 100m started! He got punched by Dutch judo bronze medallist Edith Bosch tho."
LOCOG haven't confirmed Bosch's story, but could face charges if she did in fact hit the man.
The winner of the 100 meter dash, Usain Bolt, said that he was not distracted by the incident. American sprinter Justin Gatlin was distracted, but didn't effect his mindset saying, "There was a little distraction (at the start) and I didn't know what it was. You could hear a pin drop. You just have to block it out. It was a great race, one in the history books and I'm glad to be a part of it. The crowd were electrifying."
Scotland yard has charged the unnamed man on a suspicion of causing a public nuisance.
All the success the Ryan Lochte has garnered at the London Games might not help with a bigger issue he and his family are now dealing with.
The parents of Ryan Lochte, Steve and Ileana, are facing a foreclosure in the state of Florida. CitiMortgage is suing to foreclose on the Lochte's home. The bank is looking to recoup about $250,000, according to TMZ.
Ileana Lochte has said that none of her five children knew anything about the foreclosure saying, "We didn't discuss this with Ryan or any of my children, really. I would never allow him to help us."
Ileana Lochte asked the court to dismiss the case, according to court documents. The Lochtes divorced last year and records did not state whether Steve Lochte had an attorney or not.
Steve Lochte could not be reached for comment.
American gymnast Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around gold today in London and becomes the third straight American to win the gold.
Douglas' gold medal in the all-around is the second of her Olympics thus far, she won gold when the Americans won the team competition two nights ago.
Known as "The Flying Squirrel", Douglas finished with a score of 62.232, just edging out the runner-up in the world competitions last year, Viktoria Komova of Russia.
Komova's floor routine was a good one, but not good enough to topple Douglas. When the score for her routine came down, Komova ran to the sidelines sobbing as she knew her score wasn't enough to take gold.
DOuglas now joins Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson, and Nastia Liukin as the American gold medalists in the all-around.
What do you do when your team loses by 47 points on the world stage? the natural response is to be upset about it, but one player decided to take advantage of a situation he'll probably never be in again.
Tunisian basketball player Mohamed Hadidane had Los Angeles Lakers superstar and USA basketball player Kobe Bryant sign his shoe.
Oddly enough, it was the same type of shoe that Kobe had worn in the same game.
And he was wearing the colors of the US and not his home country of Tunisia, complete with the Nike Elite "Team USA Basketball" socks.
Hadidane will probably never be on the same court as Kobe again, so it was a pretty smart move to have a future Hall of Famer sign the shoes of his own feet. Also, Tunisia beat the spread, so a pretty good night overall for the Tunisian reserve.
Good move, Mohamed.