PICK: VENEZUELAN FENCER, RUBEN LIMARDO
Here at the WCD, we’d love to see the sport of fencing move with the times and incorporate light-sabres. Until that baffling omission is rectified, we will enjoy the likes of Ruben Limardo brandishing the traditional blade. On Day 5 of the Games, Limardo claimed victory over Norway’s second Venezuelan ever - EVER - to stand atop the podium. In doing so, he vaulted his South American homeland above such Olympic heavyweights as Burundi, Luxembourg and continental rivals, Peru, on the all-time gold medal list.in the men’s individual epee, becoming only the
FLICK: DEBATE OVER THE OLYMPIC GOAT
Obama says “Yes”. Coe says “No”. We say “Who gives a flying Phelps?” Really, do we have to get into the whole pissing match over who is the greatest Olympian of all-time? Can’t we just appreciate the Games’ mightiest achievers, past and present, without resorting to laughable comparison? What’s that you say? We can’t? Well, fuck it then: in our estimation, the GOAT Olympian is a toss-up between Mexican cross-country skier / milk carton candidate, Roberto Alvarez; and last man standing / master tactician speed skater, Steven Bradbury.