Olympics: Fun Stuff

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Like Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana, our staff is exhausted after a busy Olympics.

With the final medal given out, this wraps up the contribution from the sports staff on our live blog. But don’t leave this url! Melissa Bell will be taking over and Style will join in at 7 p.m. for the Closing Ceremonies.

It’s been a busy couple weeks and we’ve had a blast keeping you guys posted on everything in London. Be sure to keep an eye on washingtonpost.com/sports for more from us, and reach out to us in the comment sections of blogs and articles.

Spain vs. U.S. team brings out bold-faced names

Arnold Schwarzenegger and London Mayor Boris Johnson take in the game. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

David Beckham watches the action with his sons, Cruz, middle, and Romeo. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Actor Jesse Eisenberg is on hand for Spain vs. the U.S. team. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

NBA Commissioner David Stern watches the game. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

Check out live stats from the men’s basketball gold medal game here.

Usain Bolt’s ‘lightning’ pose takes over Twitter

When Usain Bolt won gold and broke the world record in the 200 meters in Beijing, he called what would become his signature stance ‘To the World.’ Following a repeat victory in the 200 on Thursday, the world (or the Twitterverse, at least) responded by striking the ‘lightning’ pose in his honor.

Check out some of the best Instagram and Twitpics capturing the ‘lightning’ over at Style Blog.


Take a picture of yourself posting like Usain Bolt, then share it with us on Twitter by using the hashtag #LikeABolt. We’ll post your responses right here.

The Queen watches basketball

Queen Sofia of Spain (left) and Crown Prince Felipe watch Spain face Russia in the men’s basketball semifinals. (AFP PHOTO /TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

Spain’s Queen Sofia, that is. She, along with Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia, are at North Greenwich Arena watching the men’s basketball semifinal between Spain and Russia.