Lewis hopes she's dressed for success
Golfer Stacy Lewis saw the funny side of the Team USA uniform for the second round of the women's competition in Rio on Thursday. The sleeveless top worn by former Women's British Open champion Lewis - and team-mates Gerina Piller and Lexi Thompson - showed off some rather distinctive tan lines caused by the kind of polo shirts players usually wear. "I never go sleeveless," Lewis joked after a superb 63. "Apparently I should!"
-- U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) August 18, 2016
Drug cheats targeted by Brazilian boos-boys
There have been some complaints from athletes at being booed by fans at venues. Convicted drug cheats Justin Gatlin and Yulia Efimova have been booed, while Brazilian fans have jeered others, many for partisan reasons. Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada said: "Booing is part of the football culture and a result of passion. Brazilian fans are understanding how to cope and to love new sports and certainly in many moments have exaggerated in booing."
Adam Peaty gets golden trolley
Adam Peaty's golden summer shows no sign of coming to an end after the Uttoxeter-born swimmer was commemorated with a special shopping trolley at his local supermarket. The 21-year-old bagged 100 metres breaststroke gold last Sunday and the clamour to celebrate his achievement has seen Asda mark the occasion in unique fashion. Steve Biggs, general store manager at Asda Uttoxeter said: "We'd love for Adam and his Olympic nan, Mavis, to come into the store upon his return from Rio to see they have the support of Staffordshire and of course sample the golden trolley for themselves."
We're all going to Sean Mac's
The International Olympic Committee estimates that around 3.6 billion people have tuned in to watch the Rio Olympics at some stage - making it the perfect platform for advertisers. Step forward 'Sean Mac', an Irish pub-owner. An Ireland flag seen fluttering at the Olympic Stadium had the message 'Sean Mac's Pub, Riverstown, Sligo' written in big, black lettering. The proactive landlord can expect a flurry of new customers any time now.
-- Team Ireland (@olympiccouncil) August 18, 2016
Rowers give Jade Jones a 'dressing gown'
Jade Jones got the defence of her Olympic taekwondo title off and running on Thursday and she had plenty of support. Moe Sbihi posted a picture on Twitter of him and fellow rowers wearing their Team GB dressing gowns in homage to the London 2012 champion. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent replied: "Have you worn your teamGB dressing gowns as a uniform? Brilliant stuff."