Sunday, August 21, 2016

168th post

Did you ever smell something that reminded you of something in your past?

I remember Grandmother's (my Mother's Mother) kitchen with an old iron stove

and grandfather standing up against the antique dresser and saying nothing.

They had a well built stone house, not wood except for the porch on the west

side of the house with a porch swing that us grand-kids swung upon an maybe

if my memory is correct, the part that the dining area was in. All of grandmother

and grandfather's children and their children were invited every two weeks

after church (mostly everyone but our family went to the Summit Church of the

Brethren, but we went to the Dayton Church of the Brethren. I believe because

we lived in 5 or 6 houses in the Dayton vicinity) to a Sunday dinner in the

dinning room. And I remember when I first entered the northside door of the

house the smell of coffee and the smell of coffee that I made this morning

reminded me of that.  TO BE CONTINUED.

Christ the Redeemer:

Thanks to BBC News.

"His words echo a 1969 song, That Hug, by one of Brazil's most famous

singers, Gilberto Gil, which is sometimes said to have been inspired by

the statue's arms-wide pose.

After a spell as a political prisoner, the newly released Gil rejoices in the

vibrancy of Rio, the girls of the favelas, the famous Portela samba school,

the Flamengo football team, the Banda de Ipanema street parade…

"Hello, Rio de Janeiro - that hug!

"The Brazilian people - that hug!"

Like the statue, Gil embraces everyone - and is embraced in return...."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The Olympic Order: an award conferred by the International Olympic


The Olympic emblem: the emblem of every edition of the Olympic Games,

usually combining the Olympic Rings with some elements representing

the host city or country and its culture.

The Olympic poster: the poster of every edition of the Olympic Games,

usually combining the Olympic aim with some elements representing the

host city or country and its culture.

Chronological summary of the 2016 Summer Olympics ....

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Part of a series on 2016 Summer Olympics....

"The 2016 Summer Olympics runs from Friday 5 August to Sunday 21 August,

in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is a chronological summary of the major events

that took place during the course of the Games."

(Note. I have left out the day by day scheuled of events of medals won by each

country except for today, the last day of the XXXI Olympiad).

"Medal table ....

Main article: 2016 Summer Olympics medal table

 *   Host nation (Brazil)

2016 Summer Olympics medal table

 Rank NOC                   Gold      Silver        Bronze       Total

1 United States (USA)          43 37 36   116

2 Great Britain (GBR)     27 22 17  66

3 China (CHN)                     26 18 26  70

4 Russia (RUS)                     17 17 19  53

5 Germany (GER)             17 10 14  41

6 Japan (JPN)                     12 8 21  41

7 France (FRA)                       9 17 14  40

8 South Korea (KOREA)        9 3 9  21

9 Australia (AUS)               8 11 10  29

10 Italy (ITA)                       8 11   7  26

11–86 Remaining NOCs           119      141   172  432

Total (86 NOCs)                 295          295           342              932

List of IOC country codes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) uses three-letter abbreviation

country codes[1] to refer to each group of athletes that participate in the

Olympic Games. Each code usually identifies a National Olympic Committee

(NOC), but there are several codes that have been used for other instances in

past Games, such as teams composed of athletes from multiple nations, or

groups of athletes not formally representing any nation.

There are 206 current NOCs (National Olympic Committees) within the



(Note. I'll use only one example of NOC country code and that is Barbados

(BAD) (and also a song and performance considered by some to be the greatest

entertainer of all time and he, of course, is Michael Jackson).

"Day 16 — Sunday 21 August....


Men's Basketball Gold Medal Game: USA vs Serbia

Boxing Men's flyweight: Gold Medal Match: Shakhobidin Zoirov Uzbekistan

vs. Russia Misha Aloyan.

Men's light welterweight: Gold Medal Match: Fazliddin Gaibnazarov

Uzbekistan vs. Azerbaijan Lorenzo Sotomayor

Men's super heavyweight: Gold Medal Match: Tony Yoka France vs.

United Kingdom Joe Joyce

Women's middleweight: Gold Medal Match: Claressa Shields United

States vs. Netherlands Nouchka Fontijn

Cycling (mountain biking) Men's cross-country: (update: gold medal won

by Julien Absalon of France.

Gymnastics: Women's rhythmic group all-around: Final round (update:

Rhythmic gold medal won by Spain).

This is day 16 of the XXXI Olympiad.

From CBS Sports Olympic medal tracker

USA:                      43 gold, 37 silver, 36 bronze for a total of 116.

Great Britain:         27 gold, 22 silver, 17 bronze for a total of 66.

China:                     26 gold, 18 silver, 26 bronze for a total of 70.

Russia:                    17 gold, 17 silver, 19 bronze for a total of 53.

Germany:                17 gold, 10 silver, 14 bronze for a total of 41.

Russia and Germany are still neck-an-neck. China is moving to the outside

and trying to overtake Great Britain. It does sound like I'm calling the horse

race at the Belmont Stakes, don't it.

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