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    JockCartier got a reaction from Surlympics in Broadcast Info   
    The Gem app now has their Paris 2024 section live as well!
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    JockCartier reacted to Topicmaster1010 in Swimming at the Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    Unfortunately, I don't think that's accurate. There's no way there'll be 6 heats of the women's 200m butterfly when there's only 19 swimmers, or at least I hope not.
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    JockCartier got a reaction from orangeman in Broadcast Info   
    For the other Fire TV users, they don't have it on the Gem app yet, but the ICI TOU.TV app has their Olympic section up and it looks pretty good. Navigation has a couple more options than last time. I can't imagine the English one wouldn't be the same structure. Things seem to be well organized. Uses the Paris 2024 pictograms heavily, which are a bit esoteric for broad consumption, but they always include the event name with them.
     
    Here's hoping it works as well as it looks
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    Canada is so close... yet so far 
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    JockCartier reacted to intoronto in Team Canada at the Paris Summer Olympic Games 2024 News   
    I can't at this point
     
    https://x.com/CanBball/status/1814370832375767253?t=oHibepQ1-398YZBlcnDGeA&s=19
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    JockCartier got a reaction from Josh in Broadcast Info   
    I don't believe they typically have recently, unfortunately

    They usually have the field feeds for athletics, and I think I've seen them pick up the odd secondary court in tennis if a Canadian was playing, but that's about it. I don't think they do it typically for badminton, judo, table tennis etc
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    Early look at graphics and music for the intro
     
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    JockCartier got a reaction from Josh in Swimming at the Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    Topicmaster1010 clearly stated his criteria. You don't have to like it. 
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    Topicmaster1010 clearly stated his criteria. You don't have to like it. 
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    Topicmaster1010 clearly stated his criteria. You don't have to like it. 
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    JockCartier reacted to Topicmaster1010 in Swimming at the Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    That was from last year's Asian Games. I only included times from 2024.
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    JockCartier reacted to Josh in Team Canada at the Paris Summer Olympic Games 2024 News   
    Pierce LePage has withdrawn from the Olympics. 
     
    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C9iZCuSPdlD/?igsh=OHIxeGJjNzZ2OXcw
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    JockCartier reacted to Topicmaster1010 in Swimming at the Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    Relay Power Rankings: Men's 4x100m Medley Relay
     
    Other Power Rankings:
    Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
     
    Remember, for each country, I'm taking the top 4 eligible swimmers for each country and using their best times from 2024 to form a estimated relay time. 1.5 seconds will be subtracted from each cumulative time to account for reaction times.
     
    *Please note that the order of swimmers is arranged from fastest to slowest times, NOT by predicted relay order.
     
    16.  Austria - 3:33.17
    Backstroke: Bernhard Reitshammer - 54.54 Valentin Bayer - 1:00.49 Butterfly: Simon Bucher - 51.28 Freestyle: Heiko Gigler - 48.36  
    Not surprising to see Austria at the bottom of the rankings with Simon Bucher the only swimmer than had an OQT in the qualification period. Heiko Gigler is a decent option at freestyle but the other two legs drag this relay down.
     
    15.  Ireland - 3:32.57
    Backstroke: Conor Ferguson - 53.87 Breaststroke: Darragh Greene - 59.91 Butterfly: Max Mc Cusker - 51.90 Freestyle: Shane Ryan - 48.39  
    Ireland actually doesn't have a single member of this relay that had an OQT in the stroke 100s during the qualification period. However, they were all just outside of their respective OQTs and that's enough to put them ahead of Austria here.
     
    14.  Switzerland - 3:32.44
    Backstroke: Roman Mityukov - 53.58 Breaststroke: Jeremy Desplanches - 1:00.90 Butterfly: Noe Ponti - 50.16 Freestyle: Antonio Djakovic - 49.30  
    Noe Ponti is one of the best butterfliers in the world (currently ranked 2nd this year) and Roman Mityukov is a decent backstroker. However, the breaststroke and freestyle legs are too much of a weakness to prevent this relay on moving further up in the rankings.
     
    13.  South Korea - 3:32.01
    Backstroke: Lee Juho - 53.81 Breaststroke: Choi Dongyeol - 59.74 Butterfly: Kim Jihun - 52.05 Freestyle: Hwang Sunwoo - 47.91  
    This relay definitely had the potential to be higher up in the rankings. Hwang Sunwoo is an elite freestyler. Lee Juho has been as quick as 53.32 in his career and Choi Dongyeol has been as quick as 59.28 but neither one has found their best form this year. It's a shame that Kim Youngbeom wasn't selected for the Olympic team. He recently broke the Korean 100m butterfly record in a time of 51.65 (a few months after the team selection).
     
    12.  Spain - 3:31.41
    Backstroke: Hugo Gonzalez - 52.70 Breaststroke: Carles Coll - 1:00.39 Butterfly: Mario Molla - 51.48 Freestyle: Sergio de Celis - 48.34  
    Hugo Gonzalez has established himself as an elite backstroker and Mario Moll and Sergio Celis should provide decent legs. The breaststroke leg needs to be the difference maker if Spain wants a chance to make the final.
     
    11.  Japan - 3:31.16
    Backstroke: Riku Matsuyama - 53.72 Breaststroke: Taku Taniguchi - 59.43 Butterfly: Katsuhiro Matsumoto - 51.23 Freestyle: Naoki Mizunuma - 48.28  
    Here, we have our first relay where all 4 swimmers were under their respective OQTs. However, there aren't any standout legs which is why they rank 11th here. Naoki Mizunuma has the highest world rank of the 4 swimmers at 19th in the 100m butterfly. Katsuhiro Matsumoto actually ranks 12th but the relay add up time is faster with him at freestyle.
     
    10.  Canada - 3:30.89
    Backstroke: Blake Tierney - 53.48 Breaststroke: Finlay Knox - 1:00.66 Butterfly: Josh Liendo - 50.06 Freestyle: Yuri Kisil - 48.19  
    Josh Liendo is the big star here and will be expected to be the difference maker in this relay. Blake Tierney is greatly improving in the backstroke and Yuri Kisil is a decent option at freestyle. Like with most Canadian medley relays, breaststroke is the biggest weakness here. Finlay Knox will be expected to take the role and given his rapid improvement this year in the 200 IM, it's not out of the question for him to drop more time.
     
    9.  Poland - 3:30.60
    Backstroke: Ksawery Masiuk - 53.09 Breaststroke: Jan Kalusowski - 59.58 Butterfly: Jakub Majerski - 50.98 Freestyle: Mateusz Chowaniec - 48.45  
    Poland might have the most underrated medley relay of any team. Jakub Majerski has improved greatly this season and ranks 12th in the world in the 100m butterfly. Ksawery Masiuk also ranks in the top 20 in the 100m backstroke this year and is still a teenager. Kalusowski and Chowaniec have times just outside the OQT in their respective events.
     
    8.  Netherlands - 3:30.21
    Backstroke: Kai van Westering - 53.80 Breaststroke: Arno Kamminga - 58.87 Butterfly: Nyls Korstanje - 50.90 Freestyle: Sean Niewold - 48.14  
    With the addition of Kai van Westering and the emergence of Sean Niewold, the Netherlands will be a contender to make the final. They'll likely join Arno Kamminga (or Caspar Corbeau) and Nyls Korstanje on the relay who are both top 10 in the world in their respective events.
     
    7.  Germany - 3:30.18
    Backstroke: Ole Braunschweig - 53.48 Breaststroke: Melvin Imoudu - 58.84 Butterfly: Kaii Winkler - 51.51 Freestyle: Josha Salchow -47.85  
    Germany is a country that's made great improvements in the medley relay this year. Josha Salchow has dropped more than a second off his freestyle time in 2023 to improve his PB to 47.85. Melvin Imoudu has had a breakout year and his breaststroke PB stands at 58.84 now. Germany was also able to get one of the top American prospects Kaii Winkler to join their team which will be a big boost on the butterfly leg. Ole Braunschweig should also have a decent backstroke leg.
     
    6.  Italy - 3:29.55
    Backstroke: Thomas Ceccon - 52.43 Breaststroke: Nicolo Martinenghi - 58.84 Butterfly: Alberto Razzetti - 52.06 Freestyle: Alessandro Miressi - 47.72  
    It was only two years ago that Italy won an unexpected gold at the 2022 World Championships in this relay. With Thomas Ceccon, Nicolo Martinenghi and Alessandro Miressi, they have 3 elite swimmers which all rank in the top 12 in the world this year in their respective events. Not a single Italian hit the 51.67 OQT during the qualification period. Alberto Razzetti will likely be asked to do the butterfly leg. He's an world class IMer and 200m butterflyer but his 100m butterfly best time this year is only 52.06 and that just won't cut it against the other top nations. If he can drop some time, Italy could factor into the medals.
     
    5.  Australia - 3:28.99
    Backstroke: Isaac Cooper - 53.46 Breaststroke: Sam Williamson - 58.80 Butterfly: Matthew Temple - 50.60 Freestyle: Kyle Chalmers - 47.63  
    Despite Kyle Chalmers only having a season best of 47.63, we all know he's going to be much faster than that in Paris. Arguably no one has been more clutch on relays than him so if Australia is within striking distance of a medal heading into the freestyle leg, they'll get it. Sam Williamson has had a breakthrough year going under 59 seconds for the first time in his career at the Australian Trials. That's turned a longtime Australian weakness into a possible strength this year. Matthew Temple, at his best, is an elite butterflier but he failed to break the 51 second barrier at Australian Trials. He's been as quick as 50.25 in his career so the Australians will be hoping he can be at that form in Paris. The big question mark will be on the backstroke leg where Isaac Cooper has the fastest time this year at 53.46. He'll need to be faster if Australia wants to contend for the medals.
     
    4.  France - 3:28.93
    Backstroke: Mewen Tomac - 52.88 Breaststroke: Leon Marchand - 59.06 Butterfly: Maxime Grousset - 50.59 Freestyle: Florent Manaudou - 47.90  
    Two impressive performances have helped vault France in the middle of medal contention. First, Leon Marchand set a monster PB in the 100m breaststroke going 59.06. Then at French Trials, Florent Manaudou set a PB in the 100m freestyle of 47.90. Add a top 12 backstroker + the reigning 100m butterfly world champion to the mix and you've got a really good relay. You can make an argument of putting Grousset on the freestyle leg and Clement Secchi on the butterfly leg but I did the math and based on their season bests, putting Grousset and Manadou in the relay makes the relay faster by 0.01 seconds.
     
    3.  Great Britain - 3:28.67
    Backstroke: Ollie Morgan - 52.70 Breaststroke: Adam Peaty - 57.94 Butterfly: Joe Litchfield - 51.71 Freestyle: Matt Richards - 47.82  
    At British Trials, we got to see both the return to form of Adam Peaty and the emergence of Ollie Morgan as one of the best backstrokers in the world. It was after those swims that everyone thought the British medley relay could contend for gold. After all, Matt Richards had also just come off of a finals appearance in the 100m freestyle at the 2023 World Championships. But then the 100m butterfly leg happened. Surprisingly, Jacob Peters, the best British butterflyer over the past two years failed to make the Olympic Team and the race was won by Joe Litchfield in a pedestrian time of 51.71. Whether or not they will use Litchfield or clutch relay performer James Guy remains to be seen but either way, the butterfly leg will be the biggest difference maker for Great Britain.
     
    2.  China - 3:27.13
    Backstroke: Xu Jiayu - 52.39 Breaststroke: Qin Haiyang - 58.24 Butterfly: Wang Changhao - 51.20 Freestyle: Pan Zhanle - 46.80  
    Speaking of a key butterfly leg, China will also need one. China currently boasts the 4th ranked 100m backstroker in the world, the 2nd ranked 100m breaststroker in the world, and the top ranked 100m freestyler in the world who just broke the world record at the 2024 World Championships. Wang Changhao will likely be relied on for the butterfly leg. He's just coming off setting a PB at Chinese Olympic Trials and ranks 18th in the world this year. If he can stay in touch with Caeleb Dressel, they'll have the World Record holder, Pan Zhanle, to bring them home.
     
    1.  United States - 3:26.56
    Backstroke: Ryan Murphy - 52.22 Breaststroke: Nic Fink - 58.57 Butterfly: Caeleb Dressel - 50.19 Freestyle: Jack Alexy - 47.08  
    Not surprisingly, the team that everybody will be chasing is the US, who has won every edition of this relay in Olympic history that they've competed in. There are no clear weaknesses on this team. So far this year, Ryan Murphy ranks 1st in the world in the 100m backstroke, Nic Fink ranks 3rd in the 100m breaststroke, Caeleb Dressel ranks 3rd in the 100m butterfly, and Jack Alexy ranks 3rd in the 100m freestyle.
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    Relay Power Rankings: Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
     
    Thought it would be cool to start a series on this thread to preview all the relay events and seeing how each country compares to the rest. We begin with the women's 4x200m freestyle relay because I know all the entries already. For each country, I'm taking the top 4 eligible swimmers for each country and using their best times from 2024 to form a estimated relay time. 1.5 seconds will be subtracted from each cumulative time to account for reaction times.
     
    *Please note that the order of swimmers is arranged from fastest to slowest times, NOT by predicted relay order.
     
    16.  Türkiye - 8:02.37
    Givem Guvenç - 1:59.23 Ela Naz Özdemir - 2:00.52 Zehra Bilgin - 2:01.74 Ecem Dönmez - 2:02.38  
    15.  France - 7:58.41
    Lucile Tessariol - 1:59.22 Marina Jehl - 2:00.04 Assia Touati - 2:00.05 Oceane Carnez - 2:00.60  
    14.  Netherlands - 7:55.94
    Marrit Steenbergen - 1:56.09 Imani de Jong - 1:59.25 Janna van Kooten - 1:59.35 Silke Holkenborg - 2:02.75  
    Was a little bit surprised to see the Netherlands this low. They should be higher but all 4 of their relays swimmers haven't been able to match their times from last year so far this year.
     
    13.  Spain - 7:54.66
    María Daza - 1:58.81 Alba Herrero - 1:59.04 Paula Juste - 1:59.09 Ainhoa Campabadal - 1:59.22  
    12.  Italy - 7:53.67
    Sofia Morini - 1:57.81 Simona Quadarella - 1:58.82 Giulia D'Innocenzo - 1:59.23 Giulia Ramatelli - 1:59.31  
    11.  New Zealand - 7:52.16
    Erika Fairweather - 1:55.45 Laticia-Leigh Transom - 1:58.42 Eve Thomas - 1:59.07 Caitlin Deans - 2:00.72  
    10.  Japan - 7:51.92
    Waka Kobori - 1:58.22 Rio Shirai - 1:58.27 Hiroko Makino - 1:58.42 Nagisa Ikemoto - 1:58.51  
    9.  Israel - 7:50.99
    Anastasia Gorbenko - 1:56.74 Daria Golovaty - 1:57.87 Lea Polonsky - 1:58.89 Ayla Spitz - 1:58.99  
    8.  Brazil - 7:50.20
    Maria Costa - 1:56.37 Gabrielle Roncatto - 1:58.01 Stephanie Balduccini - 1:58.51 Maria Heitmann - 1:58.81  
    7.  Hungary - 7:49.57
    Nikolett Pádár - 1:56.83 Minna Ábráham - 1:57.22 Panna Ugrai - 1:58.07 Dóra Molnár - 1:58.95  
    6.  Germany - 7:48.32
    Isabel Gose - 1:56.66 Julia Mrozinski - 1:57.22 Nicole Maier - 1:57.36 Nele Schulze - 1:58.58  
    5.  Great Britain - 7:47.72
    Freya Colbert - 1:56.22 Abbie Wood - 1:56.62 Medi Harris - 1:58.10 Freya Anderson - 1:58.28  
    Great Britain is the first country on these rankings that I'd say actually has a chance at a medal. Freya Anderson didn't race the individual 200m at British Trials this year due to illness. They'll need her back at her best if they want to contend for a medal along with drops from all the other swimmers.
     
    4.  Canada - 7:43.09
    Summer McIntosh - 1:53.69 Mary-Sophie Harvey - 1:55.44 Julie Brousseau - 1:57.60 Emma O'Croinin - 1:57.86  
    This could very well be Canada's best shot at a relay medal. They have two dynamite legs with McIntosh and Harvey. Julie Brousseau is only 18 and has the potential to drop more time which will be a must for Canada if they want to challenge for the podium. If any of the swimmers look off in prelims, Ella Jansen (1:58.25) and Brooklyn Douthwright (1:58.49) will be looking for an opportunity to swim and who knows, maybe Penny Oleksiak will suddenly show signs of her old 200m freestyle form.
     
    3.  China - 7:42.57
    Yang Junxuan - 1:54.37 Li Bingjie - 1:56.29 Liu Yaxin - 1:56.56 Tang Muhan - 1:56.85  
    Overall, this is a very well-rounded Chinese team. While the top two swimmers, on paper, are slower than Canada, everybody has shown that they are capable of going sub 1:57 on a flat start. Ge Chutong (1:57.04) and Kong Yaqi (1:57.04) are also relay options. They should still be the favourites to take the bronze medal and as shown at the 2020 Olympics, this Chinese relay is capable of surprising everybody.
     
    2.  United States - 7:42.22
    Katie Ledecky - 1:54.97 Claire Weinstein - 1:55.86 Paige Madden - 1:56.36 Erin Gemmell - 1:56.53  
    Slightly leading the charge for 2nd spot is the US. Their trials were much slower than people expected, but there's reason to believe they'll be much faster in Paris. While Ledecky has not been as fast as McIntosh or Yang this year, she's proven to be a game changer in this relay over her career. Claire Weinstein and Erin Gemmell are young and still improving and Paige Madden is having a career year at 25 years old. The US will also have Anna Peplowski (1:56.99) and Alex Shackell (1:57.05) waiting in reserve. The battle for silver should be an interesting one with likely 3 teams fighting for two medals. But...
     
    1.  Australia - 7:34.52
    Ariarne Titmus - 1:52.23 Mollie O'Callaghan - 1:52.48 Lani Pallister - 1:55.57 Brianna Throssell - 1:55.74  
    then there's Australia. Good luck beating a relay team with the two fastest performers of all time. The Australian B-team could also have a chance of winning a medal. The next 4 fastest Aussies on the Olympic team this year are Kaylee McKeown (1:56.06), Jamie Perkins (1:56.22), Shayna Jack (1:56.22), and Meg Harris (1:56.93).
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    JockCartier got a reaction from orangeman in Broadcast Info   
    Friedman called the swimming, and even diving IIRC) in 2016. He was actually pretty good. 

    But he did have an all-time terrible 15 minute stretch where he emphatically called gold medal swims by Phelps and Oleksiak by the wrong names 
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    If you stick to their Gem interface you could probably do it with their replays of everything
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    JockCartier got a reaction from maestro in Your safest Gold Medal Picks for Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    For Canada, it's hard to go with anyone but McIntosh in the 400 IM.

    Other than that, Duplantis in Pole Vault, Ledecky in 1500 freestyle I'd think are sure things... and I'll throw in Tentoglou in the long jump as an honorable mention
     
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    JockCartier got a reaction from Topicmaster1010 in Broadcast Info   
    He was diagnosed with heart failure just before the games. Friedman stepped in on very late notice, and aside from the disastrous 15 minutes, I think actually equated himself pretty well doing a couple tough sports on short notice. 

    It was only announced a week before the Olympics. Not sure how much warning they had before that, but given they had went forward with all the announcements like this with Armitage included, I don't imagine it was more than a week or two tops

     
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    JockCartier got a reaction from Josh in Broadcast Info   
    Friedman called the swimming, and even diving IIRC) in 2016. He was actually pretty good. 

    But he did have an all-time terrible 15 minute stretch where he emphatically called gold medal swims by Phelps and Oleksiak by the wrong names 
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    Full streaming schedule is now up on CBC
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    I need to buy a TV xD
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    29 women in the 100 free sounds ridiculously low, doesn't it? 
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    Those Gracenote predictions are a mess. They have Katie Vincent winning two medals, but she's only competing in one event... and also, the 4x100 free women's relay is mess. They are probably our least likely to medal (them of the 4x200 men). Used to be a strength, but is in sad shape now. 

    I figure we should surpass 25 fairly easily. Kinda figured we'd be around 28-29, but that may be some rose coloured glasses. 

    My estimates:

    Swimming - 8-9 - McIntosh will win a bunch, 1 or 2 from the usual suspects, medley relays, and men should kick in a couple

    Track - 7-8 - Katzberg, Rogers, Mitton, Warren are highly likely. LePage too if he's healthy. Arop is a favourite. 4x100 men probably. And between DeGrasse, Morales Williams, Ahmed, Sutherland, Dunfee and the 4x400 women they could win 1-2 between them. 

    Judo - 2 - DeGuchi is a heavy favourite, and Shady is a strong contender. A couple others have an outside chance

    Track Cycling - 1-2 - Bibic has had some great results. Mitchell and Genest are coming off medals in Tokyo. Outside chances in the team events
     
    Team Sports - 1-2 - Should get at least one medal out of basketball. Beach Volleyball is a strong possibility too. 

    Breaking - 1 - Phil Kim is a heavy favourite
     
    Canoe Sprint - 1 - Vincent/MacKenzie are a favourite to medal, but Jensen has an outside shot too
     

    The rest are kinds odds and ends where we can probably pick up a medal hear and there. 

    Rowing - Women's 8's have a decent shot of getting back on the podium. 
    Diving - Both 10m sychro events have a chance
    Gymnastics - I think the women will finally get a medal, Black, Olsen and even the team have a chance
    Weightlifting - Charon had to move weightclasses, but is still a coinflip to podium
    Tennis - The doubles teams have an outside shot
    Golf - I have Henderson with a small chance
    Martial arts - Thibeault in boxing and Park in Taekwondo maybe. Also have four wrestlers that are longshots
    Team Sports - Women's soccer always seem to find magic at the Olympcs. Rugby and volleyball are long shots
    Archery - I think Eric Peters has a chance
    Fencing - My longshot of longshots... the womens Team Foil
     
     


     
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    I think we're still missing 3 or 4 players that haven't joined up from the WNBA yet... but yeah, back-to-back thumpings don't instill confidence
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    JockCartier got a reaction from Josh in [POLL] How is the hype around Paris Olympics in your country?   
    Seems a bit subdued in Canada. But the 16 days will tell the story. International sport doesn't typically get much attention outside the Olympics, especially not the summer sports. 

    Though I have noticed more athletes are being featured in commercials, so it's nice they're getting some endorsements
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