Mexico 2-1 over Brasil for the Gold. Victory cigar & scotch. Padrón 1926 80th anniversary & Glenfiddich 21 (Taken with Instagram at Arthur Avenue South Beach)

2-1 Mexico over Brasil. Gold Medal baby!

2-1 Mexico over Brasil. Gold Medal baby!

infituation:

Congratulations Misty May and Kerri on your third Olympic gold medal! 

(Source: johnnywiththehair)

kateoplis:

America has refused the Olympic tradition of dipping its flag to the host country since…. 1908.

Most Olympic teams briefly lower their colors as a sign of respect when they march past the box where the host nation’s leaders are seated. The U.S. does not.

When the Americans pick a flag bearer for the 2012 London Olympics this week, he or she almost certainly will be advised to uphold a tradition that dates back more than a century.

According to popular legend, shotputter Ralph Rose set the tone at the 1908 Summer Games — also held in London — when he supposedly proclaimed: “This flag dips for no earthly king.”

[Photo: Mark Grimmette leads the U.S. team into BC Place for the opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Robert Gauthier/LAT]

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