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This Lifeguard Has the Most Useless Job at the Olympics and the Internet Can't Get Enough of the Irony

To be fair to the person who made the decision that there needed to be 75 lifeguards keeping an eye on the world's best swimmers, concussions and other accidents do happen. That hasn't stopped the internet jokesters from commenting on a picture of a bored looking lifeguard.

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Vladimir Putin is definitely a Daft Punk fan. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir previously sang the robotified duo's hit single three months ago, and decided to sing it again on the world's stage.

The entire performance can be viewed over at the NBC Olympics website.

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This Gold Medal Grandma Has Won Over Olympic Fans Across the Internet

Nobody is more proud of British gold medal swimmer Adam Peaty than his grandmother Mavis.

Adam Peaty won gold in the 100 meter breaststroke and set a new world record of 57.13 seconds this weekend. And while most grandmas were at home struggling with the remote, Grandma Mavis was gaining thousands of Followers on Twitter.

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Clay won the gold medal in the javelin throw in 2008, and now works as a motivational speaker touring the country. Clearly his Olympic-caliber skills are handy around the house too!

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In the opening ceremony of the 2016 US Synchronized Skating Championships, ice skaters Dean Copely and Tim McKernan dressed up as Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy, two characters from the movie "Blades of Glory". They performed a version of the film's 'Fire and Ice' routine. 

You can watch the routine from a better angle in this video from the network taping the routine:


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And just for comparison, here's the routine from the 2007 movie, 'Blades of Glory':

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The Photoshop Battle of This Olympic Ping Pong Player Had to Be Done

This 2016 Olympic Ping Pong player got tripped up by the ball and the skillful folks on the internet made sure to do something about it.

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