28 Aug '16, 4am
Jeff Benjamin wrote about the sights and sounds of #rio2016
2) Seeing IAAF President, Olympic and Mile icon Seb Coe NOT being detached and removed like previous leaders from the athletes and events, but interacting positively with all to see - athletes, coaches, officials & fans alike- and promoting the Sport he (and all of us) love and want to see succeed. Considering he has been the victim of online threats, Seb showed more bravery being out and about than he did as a competitor, as he's no doubt now experiencing a different kind of pressure. But keep in mind, with his stance against doping, He, and not the IOC, has now become the rampart against Sports' greatest challenge. 3) Moments after a great Men's 10,000, watching Coach Alberto Salazar in a corridor give a young kid Galen Rupp's spikes and race number moments after the race, causing the kid to break down in tears of incredulous joy!