RIO 2016 – GO Team USA Indeed this picture says it all. Written on a bed sheet, I spotted this sign hanging on a fence at the site of a neighborhood flea market on 12 Avenue just north of the five points intersection at Warm Springs and 12th.
What pride we all share for our country and the athletes who represent us. The USA Olympic teams have amassed an incredible number of medals. As of this writing – Tuesday night the 16th at 9 pm – the USA has the following:
28 GOLD 28 SILVER 27 BRONZE for a total of 83 ! The closest competitors are Great Britain and China – both with a total of 50 medals.
The closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 21st at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. As per traditional protocol, the ceremony is expected to feature a cultural presentation, as well as closing remarks by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Back and the leader of the Games’ organizing committee, the official handover of the Olympic flag to Yuriko Koike, mayor of Tokyo – host of the 2020 Summer Olympics and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.