Rio 2016 Update:
London Decathlete, Damian Warner is almost through his events, sitting in second after seven! Pole vault is happening now…he was 115 points behind Ashton Eaton heading into the last event! Fingers crossed!
Tonight all eyes will be on Andre De Grasse in the 200 m finals – he was second in his semi final heat last night, just behind Usain Bolt – and we’re going to have to talk about this photo at the finish line…I got a little bit of a bone to pick with De grasse…
Twitter goes wild over Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse’s Olympic bromance https://t.co/h41aePUIl7
— TIME.com (@TIME) August 18, 2016
Consider the following, from CBC:
So when De Grasse looked over and pushed Bolt hard down the stretch in the 200-metre semifinal on Wednesday night, the elder statesman wagged his finger and flashed a toothy grin. But make no mistake about it: He saw the future flash before his eyes and you can bet that there was a whisper in the ensuing embrace that warned De Grasse to watch his step.
When Bolt went through the mixed zone, he stopped to answer a few questions with Channel Seven Australia and didn’t pull any punches.
“That was not cool,” he said of De Grasse’s little challenge. “You don’t need to do that in a semi, but he’s just young and he’ll learn.”
For his part, De Grasse was unrepentant as he spoke with CBC’s Scott Oake directly after the race. “I was just trying to push him to reach his potential,” or words to that effect.
Since when does Bolt need to be pushed to reach his potential?
I am a firm believer in focus. It does NOT appear that focus was the priority for De Grasse here…if he has enough time to glance over at Bolt when the final times can come down to a FRACTION of a SECOND…how can there be enough time to even turn your head when you’re on a quest for a medal? That’s a risk I wouldn’t be willing be to take…but then again, I’m no olympic athlete. Right. Until I am, I digress. What records might he be breaking without the friendly glance? Just wondering. He’s still making me so proud as a Canadian and a fabulous athlete, just asking some questions.
London Knights Memorial Cup Parade
One week today, you have another chance to celebrate the London Knights Memorial Cup win – next Thursday, there’s a parade scheduled for the guys to get their rings, and they will be signging autographs at Budweiser gardens after the ceremony, all of which you can hear live on AM980 with Mike Stubbs.
Former Nine Inch Nails Keyboard Player James Woolley Has Died
Former Nine Inch Nails keyboard player James Woolley has died at the age of 50. According to his ex-wife, he had suffered some injuries to his neck and spine which were affecting his mobility. He played with Nine Inch Nails from 1991 to 1994 and toured with the band extensively during their commercial peak after 1994’s The Downward Spiral.
One Final Hip Hurrah
This Saturday as you know, marks the end of an era in Canadian music as the Tragically Hip perform their final show on the man machine poem tour. Prime Minister Trudeau even had trouble getting tickets, but he worked out a deal for the last show in Kingston word is he scored a sweet pair of tickets. Prime Minister Trudeau also says his favourite Tragically Hip album is Up to Here.
Consider changing your Facebook Profile Picture to your favourite album – it’s the HIP thing to do right now. My favourite is Road Apples, yours?
Here at FM96, we’ll be watching the last show live at London Music hall this Saturday for the long time running event and you can win line bypass all week with School of Rock at 3:20pm!