Bolt touches down in Rio

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We’ve seen everyone from the Fierce Five, to Mo Farah, Prince Henry, and various British commoners this summer try to perform Usain Bolt’s famous “to di world” lighting pose, but no one does it quite like the world record sprinter.

On Tuesday Bolt showed it off in front of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks – the Christ the Redeemer statue, which just so happens to be very near the home of the next Summer Olympics.

Bolt is in Rio to do some sight-seeing and a little DJ’ing for a sponsor’s event, but took time to answer questions about the Games. He said he’s determined to break both the 100m and 200m world records in Rio and suggested that less training might actually mean faster times when it comes to his training in the future.

“I’m going to try to not train too hard and not force my body more than I need to,” Bolt told reporters. “Right now I’m at my physical peak and as you get older it gets harder to maintain that level. But my goal is to reach a peak that is even higher than what I have achieved.”

Bolt still undecided about attempting the long jump before Rio – his coach says no – but the six-time gold medalist would still love to try football (read: soccer) and possibly cricket (read: ?) when he’s done racing.

Caitlyn Jenner: Olympic decathlon title one half of ‘ultimate double’

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Caitlyn Jenner says she has ultimate double — winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon and 2015 Glamour “Woman of the Year.”

Jenner sat down with Seth Meyers for an interview during a media tour for her memoir, “The Secrets of My Life,” which was released Wednesday.

She briefly mentioned her Olympic experience, winning the Montreal 1976 decathlon.

Jenner related it to her current work within the transgender community, one that she said is marginalized and misunderstood with high murder and suicide rates.

“What I’m doing today is mort important than winning the Games more than 40 years ago,” Jenner said.

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Syria-born Olympian takes advocacy role at U.N. refugee agency

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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency has chosen as a goodwill ambassador a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer.

Yusra Mardini was appointed as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador on Thursday, joining other notables like actress Cate Blanchett and author Khaled Hosseini in the unpaid advocacy role.

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said Mardini “represents the hopes, the fears and the incredible potential of the more than 10 million young refugees around the globe.”

Mardini and her sister Sarah jumped overboard and swam for hours alongside their overloaded boat to reach Greece from Turkey in 2015.

She swam on the first Refugee Olympic team in Rio last year and has discussed refugees’ challenges with leaders like Pope Francis and President Barack Obama.

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