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In the spirit of Olympic competition we’re going to chip you!

Originally posted on Flurry of Thoughts: The head of an association of Olympic athletes wants to require anyone who participates in the Summer or Winter Games to be implanted with a tracking chip to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Source: Track this! Olympians now face implanted chips

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Hope Solo ‘Unlikely’ to Face Censure for Calling Sweden ‘Cowards’: IOC Spokesman — TIME

The International Olympic Committee is none too happy with U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo. Solo called Sweden’s soccer team “a bunch of cowards” after Sweden upset the U.S. team during the Friday quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics. IOC spokesman Mark Adams described Solo’s outburst as “disappointing” during a Saturday briefing in Rio de Janeiro. However,…

via Hope Solo ‘Unlikely’ to Face Censure for Calling Sweden ‘Cowards’: IOC Spokesman — TIME

Poor sportsmanship, is what it is.   I would disagree the better team did not win, not on this day.   Game strategy, you adapt according to your opponent.  U. S. may have the more skillful team.   The U.S. did not adapt to the type of play Sweden presented to beat them.  A tie got them to a shoot out.   Solo was out played in net during the shoot out or Sweden’s goal scorers during shoot out were simply better.  You set your game strategy to give your team the best chance of winning.  You do not play to your opponents strength.  It is as simple as that.  I am a former college soccer player and coached soccer at a high school level.  It worked for me.