Here's the answer to the question you've always WANTED to ask. Do Olympic swimmers pee in the pool?
Carly Geehr is a former member of the U.S. national swimming team, and according to her, the answer is . . . YES. EVERY single elite swimmer pees in the pool.
They rarely do it during races, because they're too focused. But during warm-ups and practice, they do it all the time. And they'll do it before a race sometimes too, while they splash water on themselves standing on the pool deck. Now you know. (Slate)
Ricky Berens was one of the U.S. swimmers who won Gold in the four-by-200-meter freestyle relay on Tuesday. And while his teammates like MICHAEL PHELPS and RYAN LOCHTE still had races left, that was Ricky's final Olympic event.
So he decided to celebrate all those years of training and eating healthy by going to McDonald's, and ordering a TON of crap. He ordered two Quarter Pounders with cheese, one Big Mac, one six-piece McNuggets, two medium fries, and a Rolo McFlurry. Surprisingly, that's only about 3,330 calories worth of food . . . it sounds like it should be a lot more.
He tweeted a photo beforehand . . . and after, he admitted he couldn't finish it all.
You can probably chalk this up to the popularity of "The Hunger Games": Olympic Archery is SEXY this year. It's the most popular Olympic sport on cable, and that even includes basketball. It's averaging about 1.5 million viewers. It may have also helped that U.S. team member KHATUNA LORIG actually trained "Hunger Games" star JENNIFER LAWRENCE.
Unfortunately, Khatuna didn't do as well as Katniss Everdeen did in HER games. She lost the bronze medal match and came in fourth in the women's individual competition. She was also on the women's team, but they didn't medal either.
However, she posted to Facebook, quote, "I am ready for 2016, I am not giving up till I get my Olympic gold."