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    导出博客文章RIO DE JANEIRO -- As the Olympic whirlwind sweeps through Rio and brings with it disapproval of everything from shoddy construction to water pollution, residents are drawing a line in the sand. Cheap Air Max 97 Mens . Nobody better attack their favorite snack.They are called Biscoito Globo, and theyre more than just a snack in Rio. They are a symbol of local pride.The starchy, puffy treats made with coconut oil, milk, water and a pinch of salt and sugar are manufactured locally and sold in paper bags by street vendors along the coast and in stores throughout Rio de Janeiro. Babies munch on them from their strollers as if they were cereal. Beach-goers nosh on them while tanning.When a New York Times story described the crunchy rings as flavorless and air turned into a doughnut-shaped wafer, locals got up in arms, taking to social media to criticize Americas fast-food culture. Brazilians began sharing photos of the puffed rings. A popular one showed bags on the sand, next to a drink or sunglasses.TV reporters sought out Olympic tourists who did Globo rings and were willing to say so on camera. Newspaper columnists jokingly likened the outrage to a diplomatic quarrel.How many generations of locals have grown up loving that snack? For many, including me, its impossible to go to the beach and not have the cookie. Its so crunchy and light, said Ana Beatriz Manier, whos writing a book about the history of the Globo cracker, which dates back to 1955. She plans to include the Olympic kerfuffle.To hear someone speaking badly of a product that is part of the childhood of every Rio resident, of that beautiful beach scenery that makes us proud, it causes outrage, she said.On Facebook, Brazilian columnist Mentor Neto tried to explain the secret to the rings. Its not something for beginners, he said, echoing a phrase made popular by The Girl from Ipanema composer Tom Jobim: Brazil is not for beginners.It must be felt on the palate and throat and not the taste buds ... it should be felt in the soul, Neto said.If we were a serious country, we would interrupt the Olympics today. We would cross our arms and return to work only after Obama apologizes, he joked.Cariocas, as Rio residents are known, take the slights of foreigners personally. When U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo irked Brazilians by sending alarmist tweets about the Zika virus, she was greeted with chants of Zika! Zika! every time she touched the ball. Comments about why the coffee cups and mens swimsuits are both so small in Brazil have also annoyed locals.As for the Globo ring? Theres a whole culture around them in Brazil, said Jeanine Pires, a former president of the Brazilian Tourism Board. They are the face of Rio.---Adriana Gomez Licon is on Twitter Vapormax 97 Womens Cream . 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He plaintively raised his palms to the sky, tugged hard on his shirt, then angrily ripped the No. 6 sticker off his right hip.It had the look of an unthinkable loss in the Olympic 200 meters.But theres only one opponent that can really beat Bolt: Time.The Jamaican superstar romped in what he says is likely his last Olympic individual race Thursday night, but finished in 19.78 seconds, .59 short of his own world record -- the one he said he really wanted to break.I wanted to run a faster time, said the sprinter, who turns 30 on the night of the closing ceremony. I knew it was going to be hard to break the world record, because I could tell by my legs. When I came off the corner, my legs decided, `Listen, were not going to go any faster.Hard to argue with a win, though, and Bolt has Olympic gold medal No. 8, and a third straight 200 title to go with the same trifecta in the 100. His run for gold No. 9 comes Friday in the 4x100 relays.All good stuff. But that expression as he crossed the finish line told the real story.Bolt was leading before those legs on his 6-foot-5 frame had even powered him through the first curve. The field chased him through a thin mist that started about 30 minutes before the race. Andre de Grasse of Canada finished .24 behind and Christophe Lemaitre of France squeaked out bronze by .003 over Adam Gemili of Britain. You couldve driven a truck through the gap between first and second place.Way up ahead, Bolt gave every ounce of effort -- no hot-dogging or celebrating early as was his wont in some of his best 100s -- his arms pumping hard, face twisted with pain and effort as he hugged the left edge of his lane and approached the line.He glanced to his left to check out the clock. The time came up: 19.78. Not even the fastest 200 run of the season. When Bolt saw it, the reaction looked more like that of someone whod lost than won.All I wanted to do was win the 200 meters one time, he said, dismissing the notion he was disappointed. So, to be eight-time gold medalist is shocking. Just proves Ive worked hard.As always, the after-party was great.With chants of Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt ringing out across a mostly full stadium, Bolt paraded around the track with his Jamaican flag while Bob Marleys One Love blared in the background. The once-in-a-lifetime sprinter dropped to his knees and kissed the track before giving his iconic To The World pose.His record in his favorite race still stands, though, at 19.19. He set it in 2009 at world championships in Berlin, breaking the mark hed set the year before (19. Air Max 270 Mens Light Bone. 30) when he burst into the Olympics in Beijing.In the run-up to Rio, Bolt had even suggested he could break the 19-second barrier -- who will ever do that now? -- in the race he has always called his baby. Its the sprint he worked on from the very beginning. His coach wanted him to double in the 400, but that went out the window when he set his first world record in the 100 meters about two months before the Beijing Games.So, the 100 was his hobby, the 200 was his day job, and when he started talking about goals for these Games, he said immortality was the main one.What else can I do to the world to prove I am the greatest? Im trying to be one of the greatest. Be among Ali and Pele, Bolt said after the race. I hope after these games, I will be in that bracket.Hes there already.Hes a championship man, hes an unbelievable guy, Lemaitre said. And he has nothing to prove now.But, oh, how that 200 record beckoned.Why didnt it happen?There was a hamstring injury that forced him out of his national championship and reshuffled the schedule in the lead-up to the Olympics, though he looked no worse for wear in capturing the 100 four nights earlier.There was that lightest coating of rain that glistened off the track, though there has long been debate about whether a bit of moisture can help or hurt with speed.There was the semifinal the night before, when de Grasse quite brazenly made Bolt work all the way to the line to capture the win. Thanks to de Grasse in the semifinals, I was tired, Bolt said.And, of course, he isnt 21 anymore.De Grasse is, and after the act he put on the night before, it was clear he had it coming. He got it. But his silver-medal finish -- .10 ahead of Lemaitre -- goes well with the bronze he took in the 100 and may pronounce him as the next great sprinter once Bolt leaves the scene.In the lead-up to the Olympics, Bolt insisted the time is approaching. He plans to compete at the world championships in London next summer, and has said that will be it.But first, Friday night, and a chance to make it three sweeps over three Olympics, the likes of which we may never see again.Ive proven to the world Im the greatest, he said. I really put Jamaica on the map. Ive really got people taking a look at where the talent is coming from. Ive done all I can do. Cheap Jerseys 2019 Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '
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