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http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2016/08/01/hope-solo-rio-olympics-zika-virus-soccer/

Funny when she was one of the most vocal early scaremongers.

On the lighter side...

http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2016/08/01/athletes-frustrated-by-lack-of-pokemon-go-monsters-in-rio/
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The U.S. women defeated New Zealand, 2-0, in their soccer opener yesterday. Solo hilariously got "ZIKA" chants on every kick of the ball in the second half.
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The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.
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innercityivan wrote:
The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.


USA Basketball as a whole chartered the cruise ship...not the first time they've done this either. Didn't lead to great results in '04 though. []
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dawgstyle
icons wrote:
innercityivan wrote:
The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.



Prima donna's


Really? Because people with means shouldn't be allowed to live the quality of life they are used to?

When you go to a campground, do you call out the people in $60,000 travel trailers because you have to sleep in a $40 tent?
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dawgstyle wrote:
icons wrote:
innercityivan wrote:
The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.



Prima donna's


Really? Because people with means shouldn't be allowed to live the quality of life they are used to?

When you go to a campground, do you call out the people in $60,000 travel trailers because you have to sleep in a $40 tent?


It has nothing to do with guys 'living the quality of life' they are used to. This is an EVENT(Olympics). It involves competing as a TEAM. I am sure there are many many people competing at the Olympics that can afford to live like a ROCKEFELLER. This simply isn't the time or place for that. Perhaps you have never competed in a team event with others that didn't have your means. When I played open men's fastpitch softball, I probably made more money than everyone on my team combined. I also lived better 'quality of life'. When we travelled around the US and Canada I bunked in rooms where we had 4 guys to a room even though I could afford my own room. It is called being a TEAMMATE and fitting in. The Olympics and the Olympic village is and EVENT. It isn't a time to live like a ROCKEFELLER, just because one can. It is also called NOT BEING DICKS!
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safetysqueezepleezzee11 wrote:
dawgstyle wrote:
icons wrote:
innercityivan wrote:
The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.



Prima donna's


Really? Because people with means shouldn't be allowed to live the quality of life they are used to?

When you go to a campground, do you call out the people in $60,000 travel trailers because you have to sleep in a $40 tent?


It has nothing to do with guys 'living the quality of life' they are used to. This is an EVENT(Olympics). It involves competing as a TEAM. I am sure there are many many people competing at the Olympics that can afford to live like a ROCKEFELLER. This simply isn't the time or place for that. Perhaps you have never competed in a team event with others that didn't have your means. When I played open men's fastpitch softball, I probably made more money than everyone on my team combined. I also lived better 'quality of life'. When we travelled around the US and Canada I bunked in rooms where we had 4 guys to a room even though I could afford my own room. It is called being a TEAMMATE and fitting in. The Olympics and the Olympic village is and EVENT. It isn't a time to live like a ROCKEFELLER, just because one can. It is also called NOT BEING DICKS!

Yes, the basketball teams should put their health and well-being in peril so their teammates feel included.

"Hey, we may have contracted Zika, but at least now Joe Smith from the fencing team thinks I'm swell!"
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safetysqueezepleezzee11 wrote:
dawgstyle wrote:
icons wrote:
innercityivan wrote:
The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.



Prima donna's


Really? Because people with means shouldn't be allowed to live the quality of life they are used to?

When you go to a campground, do you call out the people in $60,000 travel trailers because you have to sleep in a $40 tent?


It has nothing to do with guys 'living the quality of life' they are used to. This is an EVENT(Olympics). It involves competing as a TEAM. I am sure there are many many people competing at the Olympics that can afford to live like a ROCKEFELLER. This simply isn't the time or place for that. Perhaps you have never competed in a team event with others that didn't have your means. When I played open men's fastpitch softball, I probably made more money than everyone on my team combined. I also lived better 'quality of life'. When we travelled around the US and Canada I bunked in rooms where we had 4 guys to a room even though I could afford my own room. It is called being a TEAMMATE and fitting in. The Olympics and the Olympic village is and EVENT. It isn't a time to live like a ROCKEFELLER, just because one can. It is also called NOT BEING DICKS!

Not that many athletes at the Olympics are all that wealthy. Many even have jobs other than Olympic training. Most Olympic sports are very low paying, and the athletes really only make money from endorsements, and let's be honest, rhythmic gymnasts aren't pulling in a whole lot of cash through those.

Beside that fact, they are living and competing as a team. Their teammates aren't all the U.S. athletes. Their teammates are the U.S. basketball players.
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You also have to take into account the distractions they face being the highest profile athletes in Rio. If they spent their off-time wandering around the village, they'd be doing nothing but signing autographs and taking pictures. They do need time to focus. Their presser the other day was an absolute zoo.

If it's anything like last time, I fully expect to see the basketball team at other events. How can anyone forget Durant getting super excited when Katie Ledecky won gold in London?
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dawgstyle
safetysqueezepleezzee11 wrote:
dawgstyle wrote:
icons wrote:
innercityivan wrote:
The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.



Prima donna's


Really? Because people with means shouldn't be allowed to live the quality of life they are used to?

When you go to a campground, do you call out the people in $60,000 travel trailers because you have to sleep in a $40 tent?


It has nothing to do with guys 'living the quality of life' they are used to. This is an EVENT(Olympics). It involves competing as a TEAM. I am sure there are many many people competing at the Olympics that can afford to live like a ROCKEFELLER. This simply isn't the time or place for that. Perhaps you have never competed in a team event with others that didn't have your means. When I played open men's fastpitch softball, I probably made more money than everyone on my team combined. I also lived better 'quality of life'. When we travelled around the US and Canada I bunked in rooms where we had 4 guys to a room even though I could afford my own room. It is called being a TEAMMATE and fitting in. The Olympics and the Olympic village is and EVENT. It isn't a time to live like a ROCKEFELLER, just because one can. It is also called NOT BEING DICKS!


USA Basketball is staying together. That is the team. They are competing with the basketball team, not the rowing team.

I'm not sure how many people you consider to be MANY MANY but I would say you are dead wrong. The average Olympic Athlete is not living like a ROCKEFELLER.

When you traveled around the US and Canada playing fastpitch softball, did you make it a point to live to the standard as the darts team also? I mean you were probably living above their level. Some teammate you are.
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Just Gatlin, who is probably the biggest name in US track has a Net Worth of 1 Million. If you think a million makes you a rockefeller, you need to reconsider your word usage.

In fact, after doing a little digging here and there, outside of NBA players and possibly some WNBA players, Michael Phelps is the only US Athlete I can find that is worth more than $5,000,000 that is competing at these games.

Feel free to correct me on anyone I may have missed.
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bhsblackhawks
db11 wrote:
innercityivan wrote:
The US Men basketball team have chartered a cruise ship as their own "olympic village" to make sure they stay away from the crime.


USA Basketball as a whole chartered the cruise ship...not the first time they've done this either. Didn't lead to great results in '04 though. []

The article I read made it sound like the ship had roughly 200 rooms on it and that certain VIPs, other than the basketball team would also be staying there.
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bhsblackhawks
dawgstyle wrote:
Just Gatlin, who is probably the biggest name in US track has a Net Worth of 1 Million. If you think a million makes you a rockefeller, you need to reconsider your word usage.

In fact, after doing a little digging here and there, outside of NBA players and possibly some WNBA players, Michael Phelps is the only US Athlete I can find that is worth more than $5,000,000 that is competing at these games.

Feel free to correct me on anyone I may have missed.

Maybe one or two of the soccer players. I looked up Julian Green, whose contract is with Bayern Munich, and his net worth is $4.6M.

Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler probably are. Serena and Venus Williams.

There are probably some equestrian riders or sailers worth more than $5M, but that's due to inheritance/other business ventures rather than athletic achievement.

Nate Ebner (of the New England Patriots) is on the rugby team, but he isn't worth $5M either. Even Ryan Lochte is only worth $3M. Phil Dalhausser, who I would consider a pretty successful and famous beach volleyball player, is worth $1M.

And these are the really rich people on the team. Most of them don't make anywhere near what these people do.
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bhsblackhawks wrote:
dawgstyle wrote:
Just Gatlin, who is probably the biggest name in US track has a Net Worth of 1 Million. If you think a million makes you a rockefeller, you need to reconsider your word usage.

In fact, after doing a little digging here and there, outside of NBA players and possibly some WNBA players, Michael Phelps is the only US Athlete I can find that is worth more than $5,000,000 that is competing at these games.

Feel free to correct me on anyone I may have missed.

Maybe one or two of the soccer players. I looked up Julian Green, whose contract is with Bayern Munich, and his net worth is $4.6M.

Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler probably are. Serena and Venus Williams.

There are probably some equestrian riders or sailers worth more than $5M, but that's due to inheritance/other business ventures rather than athletic achievement.

Nate Ebner (of the New England Patriots) is on the rugby team, but he isn't worth $5M either. Even Ryan Lochte is only worth $3M. Phil Dalhausser, who I would consider a pretty successful and famous beach volleyball player, is worth $1M.

And these are the really rich people on the team. Most of them don't make anywhere near what these people do.


Good call on Tennis. Totally missed that. Same with Golf.

US Mens Soccer didn't qualify, so I was safe to leave them out.

But yes, I would venture the water polo team is probably made of up 26 people that aren't making over $50,000 a year each. 554 US team members and MAYBE 40 of them are millionaires as a result of the events they play. Tough to track the billionaire who inherited his money and likes to sail.

I think its safe to agree that once you remove the top 40, the median income is sub 100,000.
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db11
dawgstyle wrote:
bhsblackhawks wrote:
dawgstyle wrote:
Just Gatlin, who is probably the biggest name in US track has a Net Worth of 1 Million. If you think a million makes you a rockefeller, you need to reconsider your word usage.

In fact, after doing a little digging here and there, outside of NBA players and possibly some WNBA players, Michael Phelps is the only US Athlete I can find that is worth more than $5,000,000 that is competing at these games.

Feel free to correct me on anyone I may have missed.

Maybe one or two of the soccer players. I looked up Julian Green, whose contract is with Bayern Munich, and his net worth is $4.6M.

Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler probably are. Serena and Venus Williams.

There are probably some equestrian riders or sailers worth more than $5M, but that's due to inheritance/other business ventures rather than athletic achievement.

Nate Ebner (of the New England Patriots) is on the rugby team, but he isn't worth $5M either. Even Ryan Lochte is only worth $3M. Phil Dalhausser, who I would consider a pretty successful and famous beach volleyball player, is worth $1M.

And these are the really rich people on the team. Most of them don't make anywhere near what these people do.


Good call on Tennis. Totally missed that. Same with Golf.

US Mens Soccer didn't qualify, so I was safe to leave them out.

But yes, I would venture the water polo team is probably made of up 26 people that aren't making over $50,000 a year each. 554 US team members and MAYBE 40 of them are millionaires as a result of the events they play. Tough to track the billionaire who inherited his money and likes to sail.

I think its safe to agree that once you remove the top 40, the median income is sub 100,000.


On the women's side, I'd bet Alex Morgan, and potentially Hope Solo and Carli Lloyd are worth a bit...but yeah, the point stands, the majority of American athletes at the Games are just scraping by, and a lot don't even get much help from their national sport federation either.
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