Producer Angie’s Olympics Update: Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics…And Judo?
The Olympics can be a little daunting with all these sports going on at the same time, so Producer Angie is here to give you the highlights.
And while it seems like the summer games are quickly coming to a close, trust us, there’s plenty of action left!
Here’s the latest on what’s happening in London…
Earlier this morning, Team USA was trailing China 64-63 in overall medals and now after a few events today (SPOILER ALERT!), the Chinese have expanded their lead to 70-66.
That being said, the U.S. tends to pick up a lot of medals in track and field and other U.S. favorites in soccer, basketball, and beach volleyball have yet to play their final matches, so we’re not out of the running yet!
Team USA pulled out a narrow win during a thrilling game against Canada yesterday. The girls came from behind 3 times and Alex Morgan scored the game-winning goal with a header in overtime.
The women’s soccer team will face Japan in the gold medal match on Thursday.
After a tight game against Lithuania, the U.S. men’s basketball team handily defeated Argentina 126-97.
Kevin Durant helped his team with the blowout win with 28 points.
What’s next? Team USA will play Australia in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Gabby Douglas may be the world’s best all-around gymnast, but last night, she was unable get on the podium for the uneven bars. In fact, the Olympic darling placed last in the competition.
More individual gymnastic events have already taken place in London today, but we won’t put any spoilers here in case you want to watch it later tonight on TV.
And for your oddball story of the day, heeeeere’s judo!
U.S. judoka Nick Delpopolo was disqualified from the competition after testing positive for marijuana and he’s got a pretty hilarious excuse.
He claims he accidentally ate a pot brownie from a family member before leaving for the Olympic Games. Apparently, he didn’t realize that the baked good contained marijuana.
Delpopolo apologized for the incident in a statement on Facebook:
“After making frantic phone calls to friends and family following the results, a family member confessed that the brownies she had baked (and that I had eaten a few weeks prior) contained marijuana. I had no idea that I had ingested marijuana until that moment…Although my actions were not deliberate, I know that I let down the entire nation, and for that I am truly sorry.”
For the rest of Producer Angie’s Olympics update, listen to the clip below!
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio, Los Angeles