2016 Summer Games

Monday – Day 10 in Rio  – What to watch 

-Americans Clayton Murphy and Boris Berian are ready to vie for 800-meter gold. -Plus, all-around/vault US gold medalist Simone Biles looks to add another medal to her collection in the women’s beam final. Biles and teammate Laurie Hernandez were the top two qualifiers.

-Men’s quarterfinal in Beach Volleyball

 

Weekend highlights

Simone Biles came to Rio de Janeiro with a chance to win five gold medals.

After Sunday’s performance, she’s more than halfway there.

-The first Olympic golf tournament in over a century

Great Britain’s Justin Rose took home the gold medal. American Matt Kuchar won the bronze.

 

The Tax Man cometh? America’s Olympic medalists must pay state and federal taxes on the prize money they get for winning. That’s not all. Olympians must also pay tax on the value of the medals themselves. The U.S. Olympic Committee awards $25,000 for gold medals, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. The U.S. is one of the only countries that doesn’t provide government funding to its Olympians.    http://goo.gl/q7rMes

 

Golden Arches are a hit in Rio.  The one constant in the Olympic Village, there is always a line out the door of the McDonald’s. The village has a cafeteria in a big tent — plus a “casual dining” restaurant with Brazilian food — but the reviews have been well ‘bad’! Seems that McDonald’s is the only fast food game in town. It also happens to be free, at least for athletes and coaches. So many people have been coming to McDonald’s that the restaurant decided this week to limit to 20 the number of items that one person could order.  http://wapo.st/2bmaS7C?tid=ss_tw

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm