From our friends at TMZ:
U.S. Olympic track star Nick Symmonds just ran a mile in 5:15 … which isn’t very impressive … until you realize he chugged 4 BEERS along the way.
Symmonds was gunning for the world record in something called the “Beer Mile” … which requires athletes to chug an entire “full-sized” brewski at the beginning of the race … and another full can of suds at every quarter-mile mark along the way.
28-year-old Symmonds — who finished 5th in the 800m race at the Olympics in London — was hoping to break the world record, 5:09, set by Canadian marathon legend Jim Finalyson.
So, Tuesday in Oregon … armed with a case of Coors … Nick chased after the record, with a crowd of friends cheering on along the way … but despite his best effort, Symmonds came up 6 seconds short.
Still, Nick tells TMZ he won’t give up his dream … and plans to continue his training in hopes of winning the title some time in the near future.
Watch this hilarious video here: http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_87hep04n/#ixzz24MWmuc75
More trouble at the Olympic Games in London: Badminton officials have thrown out eight players from four teams after it appears they intentionally lost their preliminary matches. Why? Apparently the Chinese #1 was so dominant, they wanted to lose to get a better draw in the tournament, not get eliminated early, and at least play for a silver or bronze medal. Link includes video clip that shows the pathetic attempt to lose the matches. – CBS Sports
Speaking of Olympic video: NBC viewers got an eyeful from an underwater camera during the USA/Spain women’s water polo match this week when an American player grabbed her opponents swimsuit and, well, let’s say things popped out momentarily. Link includes video clip and is slightly not safe for work, although it is an underwater camera shot – Daily Mail
Also at the Olympics: Australian rower Joshua “I’ll Have Another” Booth, 21, was arrested at 3:30 am, the morning of his 8 man team event, for a drunken incident involving damage to a storefront. What, an Australian who drinks? That’s almost as shocking as the badminton scandal . . . – The Independent
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, who is due to be inducted in the team’s Ring of Honor late next month, was arrested and charged with child abandonment – Baltimore Sun
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Wisconsin running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist last season, was jumped but five guys in Madison, WI and beaten. He suffered a concussion and some facial injuries. And gang of angry Michigan fans perhaps? Who says only bad things happen outside of bars at 2:15 in the morning? – ESPN
Pardon the pun, but is something fishy going on at the Olympic pool in London?
Ye Shiwen is a 16-year-old swimmer for the Peoples Republic of China and won a gold medal this week in 400m individual medley with a time that was better than American Ryan Lochte in the men’s finals. Except, up course. Shiwen is a young woman and she actually swam FASTER the last 50 meters of her race, something that is almost unheard of in the sport.
Naturally the American coaches are suggesting that Shiwen had some assistance (no we checked, she was definitely not equipped with a 75 horse Evinrude during the race) which, of course, the Chinese who have never been accused of cheating to win an Olympic medal (cough, cough). So, of course, the Chinese have to come back with a straight face and say “Are you f*cking kidding me?” and then everyone laughs ’cause they know full well that there is something afoot, but who’s going to really press it: any one of the 150 counties that owe China money as part of their national debt?
In the end, Mr. Deadbeat USA is probably going to keep his mouth shut on this one or find his kneecaps getting broken in some back alley.
Source: Daily Mail