2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Rio Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
**update: the original Santana video was taken down due to copyright issues, but Vanessa Carlton remains.
One of the ultimate benefits of having all eyes on the Olympics every four years is the extended cultural attention on our sport (read: awesome internet memes).
It started with SNL’s Leslie Jones’s hilarious and passionate live tweeting (that eventually led to her flying to Rio and hanging out with the US swim team), then moved on to Lilly King’s finger wag, and the unforgettable Phelps face.
The video shows that in the time between Ledecky’s finish and second-place Jazz Carlin hitting the wall, the Santana song “Smooth” gets all the way past the intro and to the “Man, it’s a hot one” line.
Inspired by Donofrio, Matt Allaire (@AllaireMe) made his own version with Vanessa Carlton‘s “A Thousand Miles,” which makes it through the piano intro and into the line “Makin’ my way downtown…”
You get all the way to "Makin my way downtown" before the next swimmer finishes after Ledecky
— Matt Allaire (@AllaireMe) August 13, 2016