We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
Guys, guys! Did you see that match when Andy Murray overcame his underwhelming career, which has been peppered by choke-jobs, and finally got the gold medal by beating Roger Federer? Oh, what's that? Too boring? No? Well, fine. Here's some fire tennis instead:
If there's one thing about the Olympics we love, it's the fact that the Games allow us to talk to people about things... things like Gabby Douglas' gorgeous pak salto or McKayla Maroney's Amanar. The truth is though, that when we talk about these things (Elspeth Reeve excluded), we barely have a clue about what's really going on, and that's the beauty of this next video (possibly unfriendly work language depending on where you work) explaining Olympic sailing:
And proving everything is better in Lego form, here's The Guardian's Lego-centric take on Usain Bolt's Olympic record-setting 100m run:
Finally, here's Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham singing the Family Guy theme song with a ukulele with no shirt on. Happy Olympics, errbody!
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