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Fenway & Wrigley, Golden Retrievers (2 y/o & 10 m/o), Kurosaka Lane, Lake George, NY • “A National and an American League team. They’re swimmers – they were just in the lake for hours. And they love camping. They haven’t chased any skunks yet; let’s keep it that way.”

Olympic Crush of the Day: Nathan Adrian

Nathan Adrian may have the best pecs I’ve seen at the Olympics so far. 

Adrian and his teammates Michael Phelps, Ryan Held, and Caeleb Dressel all won gold in the 4x100 relay! 

Nathan is definitely the hottest of his relay teammates. Those pecs are glorious. He’s also half Chinese which adds some diversity to the US swim team. 

Nathan still has the Men’s 50m and 100m freestyle events coming up. 

Hopefully the sexy 27 year old stud will be bringing home more gold from Rio! 

Fandometrics In Depth: International Multi Sport Event Edition

For the last three weeks, a certain International Multi Sport Event has captured global attention. Starting with Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua’s spectacular, well-oiled entrance in the opening ceremonies and closing with Simone Biles posing for a selfie with literally everyone—here’s what it all looked like on Tumblr.

From August 3rd to August 21st, 2016, #Rio related tags were added to 8.1 million reblogs across Tumblr. And those same tags were searched almost 3 million times.

Let’s start by sport.

Even though soccer represented the most original posts tagged with sport names — 21% of all sports-related posts—gymnastics dominated the overall conversation, thanks to the #gymternet. Within the sports category, gymnastics represented:

  • 41% of all searches
  • 38% of all reblogs, and
  • 37% of all likes

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Now let’s look at athletes. 

Of the hundreds of athletes competing at the International Multi Sport Event, 50 truly captured your hearts. They represented 13 different countries in 11 different sports and won a total of 66 awards made of different metals. 61% of those awards were the shiniest, and meant they were number one in the entire world. Good job!

American swimmer Michael Phelps was at the top of the heap. Of the 50 top athletes on Tumblr, he got:

  • 13% of all searches
  • 14% of all original posts

His success might have had something to do with his newest six medals or upcoming return to retirement, but if we’re honest, they were probably about his face.

Interestingly, gymnast Simone Biles earned the most likes and reblogs, with 14% and 15% of notes in the athletes category respectively—only slightly less impressive than five medals and a kiss from Zac Efron.

Some other big names on Tumblr: fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, rugby player Isadora Cerullo and diver Tom Daley.

And finally, here are the top five sports on Tumblr during The Games, broken down by the most reblogged athletes in each one.

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Golden Penny never cease to amaze! Yesterday, in an unforgettable race, the 16-year-old Torontonian tied with United States’s Simone Manuel -the first Black woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming- when they both dead-heated in 52.70 seconds in the 100m freestyle before Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström. Australia’s Campbell sisters were, with world champion Bronte and world record holder Cate, the favourites of the race finished fourth and sixth respectively. 

Both Oleksiak and Manuel were adorably shocked by their wonderful performance, and Penny immediately swam to her co-gold medallist and they fell into each other’s arms. Just beautiful and moving, like O Canada finally playing in Rio.

for @anarchyaustralia and @gladsyoucame‘s Olympic!5SOS blurb night!

You couldn’t believe it. He’d done it.

Your heart had been in your throat, your stomach in knots, as you stood in the crowd with Calum’s parents. The wait for him to come out had been almost unbearable, your hands wringing your Australian flag in your hands repetitively and your teeth worrying your bottom lip subconsciously. You had felt nauseous - to the point that you almost excused yourself to be sick in the washroom - but you wouldn’t have missed this for the world. You’d never screamed so loud as you did when Calum’s hand touched the wall.

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