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Bytesized | 19 August 2016 – The Rio Olympics Edition

Every 4 years when the Olympics come around, everyone becomes an expert. You know the type that sit on the couch eating chips while telling an athlete who has probably trained for 8 hours a day since they were 12 what to do. It’s a time when everyone becomes interested in sports that they can’t even pronounce… and I love every minute of it. Here are some highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Capybaras take over the golf course at the Olympics

After a 116 year hiatus, golf returned to the Olympics. And despite the occasion, many top golfers skipped the Olympics due to health and safety concerns. Pro golfers took to social media to share their encounters with the world’s largest rodent, the capybara.

Saw this capybara come out of the water today so why not take a selfie with it ?

A photo posted by Lexi Thompson (@lexi) on

 

Olympic fails – broken bones and so much more

Olympic memes that almost broke the internet 

 

Broadcasting the Olympics is big business

In 2011, NBC agreed to a $4.38 billion contract with the International OlympicCommittee to broadcast the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 Olympics, the most expensive television rights deal in Olympic history.

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