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good morning. americans rule the pool. >> going to give them a significant lead. >> a big night for michael phelps and katie ledecky. phelps adding a 19th gold medal to his record olympic haul in the 4 by 100 meter relay, while katie lecky shatters her own world record in her own free, leaving her competition way behind. >> ledecky is on the way to history in these games. the u.s. gymnastics team dominant as they begin their quest for gold. >> beautifully executed. >> but a stunner in tennis. three-time doubles champ serena and venus williams out in the first round. "today," monday, august 8th,
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>> all by herself down the stretch. >> you are seeing the greatest of all time. >> that's going to give them a significant lead. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. ? ? >> it is a party on the beach in rio. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. take a look and listen to some of the performers from the third
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we're happy to have them here with us this morning. as if hoda needed another excuse to dance. >> wait a minute. i want to point something out. there's something for you. and then there's something for the girls. do you remember on opening ceremony night the guy who kind of stole it? oiled up and beautiful man from conga. >> that was friday night. >> that was friday night. >> and this is monday morning. >> hello! >> wait. we thought it was a dream. come here, mr. tonga. >> come to mama. >> how about this guy, right? >> that's pita. >> wow. >> we knew there was a lot of oil on there. he looks beautiful. beautiful. >> wait a second, give me your hand. you know you wanted to do that. >> wow. >> oh my. >> he like exploded into a sensation. everybody was talking about this guy. we would interview him but
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later. >> congratulations. >> is that canola oil with high heat? >> lot to get to in rio including a number of athletes who won medals. they will be joining us here live and savannah is back in new york, and i know you have a busy morning with a huge travel story. >> we do. we don't have an oiled up guy from conga but we'll try to survive. a big travel nightmare. delta system crashed overnight so coming up we'll tell you what you need to know if you have a delta flightke now. okay? >> thanks. we miss you here. let's begin with a very big night in rio. for some of the biggest names on tammy -- team usa. natalie has all of the action. good morning to you. >> sorry i'm not the conga guy myself. huge night for the u.s. olympic swim team. michael phelps returning to the olympic stage and katie ledecky proving why she's the most dominant female swimmer in the
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>> no one loves the relays more than michael phelps and in the water he goes. >> for tammy -- for team usa, it was a night of stunning moments. michael phelps made his rio debut in spectacular finish swimming second leg of the relay team, after an incredible turn off the wall giving his team the lead and the gold. his mother, fiancee, and newborn son, boomer, cheering from the stands. >> they are unable to contain their emotions during the medal ceremony. on the women's side, superstar katie ledecky made it look easy smashing her own record and it wasn't even close, finishing almost five seconds ahead of the
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world record. >> her world record just one of many sunday night. and sweden's sword databaset -- strom breaking the record for 100 meter butterfly defeating the previous in third. >> to be at the olympics again is amazing and all i wanted was to get a medal. i'm extremely happy with that. >> and earlier in the day it was the end of an era on the court. >> for the first time in their olympic doubles career, the williams sisters lose. >> venus and serena williams losing their first ever olympic match as a duo. the three-time gold medal winners falling in the opening round to the czech republic. >> there's a little bit of moisture starting to appear on the camera lens. >> this morning one olympian is recovering after suffering severe injuries flipping over her handle bars in a terrifying accident. >> she's down. >> the 33-year-old dutch cyclist losing control during the women's road race leading at the
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cause of her horrific crash tweeting from her hospital bed, she says "i'm now in the hospital with injuries and fractures but will be fine. most of all super disappointed after best race of my career" and this week all eyes are on the u.s. women's gymnastics team led by simone biles who even has a move named after her. she'll be competing along with aly raisman in the overall finals later this week. >> taking a look at the medal count. team usa leading by a lot followed by china, italy and japan. right now a lot of olympic action. we're just getting started. >> that is awesome. we like that beginning. michael phelps and katie ledecky entered the games with huge expectations and so far so good.
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your team? >> the young bucks brought tears to our eyes. i was saying to nathan, i was trying to hold back as much as i could. he started shedding tears and then ryan started shedding tears and that's one of the coolest races to be part of. being part of the 400 free relay was a dream of mine and i've been on the good side and bad side of it. i'm happy we were able to win that relay as a team. >> and the united states will win gold in the 400 relay again. >> your son was in the audience. how awesome was that? >> i was trying to find him during the awards ceremony. i couldn't find him. i finally found him. he was asleep for the race. hopefully he was awake for the race. if not, i'll replay it when he's old enough. >> does it make this that much sweeter? >> a lot more emotional, yes. thinking of him constantly and pictures every day. it's an inspiration to have him here. >> you have a lot more races. are you ready for them?
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>> katie ledecky smashes her own world record. >> how does this medal feel? >> feels good. it's great to be up there on the podium and singing the national anthem. >> when you're out there beating your own world record and racing against yourself, what does that feel like? >> i don't know. i just focus on how i'm feeling personally and let the race play out as it will. i just focus on what i want to accomplish. >> congratulations. >> thank you. thanks so much. good? both phelps and ledecky will be back in the pool today. >> let us bring in ryan. >> yes! >> he got gold in the 400 meter freestyle relay. congratulations. >> thank you. thank you, matt. >> you were just saying to me first international competition, first race, you got a gold. >> yeah. 100%. swimming gold internationally.
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know, i should just quit now. >> you swam the third leg of this, right? >> yes. >> when you were standing there watching your teammate tap that wall and you watch number one pop up, tell us what went through you at that moment. >> initial moment was i was just exhausted. my legs were killing me. my body was in so much pain but the split second like, yes, gold medal. we finally won. we brought gold medal back to team usa. i finally won a medal. >> a little refrench. the french won this event in the last two olympic games. team usa really wanted this. then i want to take you to the medal ceremony, ryan. okay. they start to play the national anthem and the flag goes up and for all of the right reasons, you lost it. >> yeah.
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received awards before as they played the national anthem but something -- this was different. just the emotions kind of manifested themselves on the podium and the tears started rolling. >> wow. how did it feel knowing that not only were you doing something amazing for this wonderful relay team, for michael phelps, he got number 19 thanks to a group effort with you guys. how did that feel? >> it f he's a great athlete. he kind of of gives like a sense of confidence to other swimmers, when i'm around him i feel stronger and stand a little bit taller. feel a little bit more confident. >> can we go back to that medal ceremony one more time in the control room. people ask us all the time, ryan, why do we love covering the olympics. can i tell you, your face during that ceremony, that's why we love covering the olympics. that emotion of an athlete
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it's so great. congratulations. >> we love you. thank you. can i just touch the gold? >> be careful. she has grease on her hand from the conga guy. >> congratulations. >> we're so proud. that was really awesome. >> where are you from? what town? >> springfield, illinois. >> say hi to the folks from springfield. >> hey, springfield. 217. >> we're joined now by mike tirico. host of nbc's daytime coverage of the rio olympics. that's what it's about. >> i bring no oil body or no gold medal but i'm glad to be here this morning. >> matt is right. when he points out that one moment, it does crystallize everything. i was getting emotional watching it second time and third time around. >> the first gold medal of these
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shooting career started five years ago when she went on a hunting trip with her grandfather and now is a gold medallist. that's the essence of the games. >> we talked to ryan. we know what phelps did this weekend. we know what katie ledecky did this weekend. it's looking good for the u.s. swim team. >> last night was a big night. we're used to seeing them bring home gold medals. to see michael phelps and katie ledecky do. what ledecky did. take a ste. she won by five seconds and shattered the world record and that's the start -- >> her world record. right? >> exactly, the start of what people think will be gold for her. >> can we talk gymnastics for a second? if you look at the beginning portion, the u.s. is so far out in front. ten-point spread with china. how do you see this playing out? >> the great thing is internal competition. we know they have the best of the world. simone biles incredible. but that competition, i think, forces everyone else to perform at the moment.
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yesterday, you saw that. everyone encouraging each other and pushing each other. they could have a massive win coming up not just tomorrow night but the next several days as well. >> by the way, i get why there's so much attention on the women's gymnastics team, but let's give the men a little credit as well. they had a strong weekend. >> you're right. they have a legitimate chance to medal in team coming up tonight. that's huge. they put themselves in great position with qualifying over the weekend. >> can we talk about venus and serena williams? what happened? did they not have greagh >> a little bit of both. venus lost her singles match over the weekend and didn't play well. serena struggled in her singles match yesterday. it's the end of an era. those two really embraced the olympics. venus kept going in tennis. she said she wanted to be here. got her. disappointing for them. novak djokovic also lost yesterday. the top male player. it's a tight tournament with a lot of quality in there. >> by the way, we have the body oil backstage for you, mike.
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>> no gold medal for you. coming up, we'll take a closer look at that impressive debut for the women's gymnastics team, and don't forget, you can catch nbc's prime time coverage with michael phelps, katie ledecky, and missy franklin all in action tonight at 7:00, 6:00 central here on nbc. let's go back to savannah in new york. breaking news that will cause problems at airports all day long. delta is dealing with a computer outage this morning that forced the airline to ground flights worldwide. let's get right to nbc's gabe gutierrez at hartsfield jackson te the delta hub. >> reporter: this has been a big travel mess throughout the night. long lines at hartsfield but thankfully within the past few minutes, literally within the last few minutes, the check in kiosks have been back up and running so now some of these lines have thinned out. the main problem here is the check in area. luckily security lines are still going just fine. the problem has been the delta employees have had to manually
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lines over at dfw and reagan in d.c. this all started over night with this worldwide outage causing problems from rome to l.a.x. delta has not said what caused the problem or how long it would take to get fixed but at hartsfield they say flights are delayed until 7:30 a.m. eastern time and we heard that from several airports. delta released a written statement urging all passengers to check the status of their flights while the issue is being assessed. as you mentioned, this could cause ripple effects throughout the day for delta passengers. best advice, check your flight before you head to the airport and give yourself enough time. savannah? >> takes a long time to work that out of the system. gabe, thank you. let's do politics now. presidential race and new national poll showing that rough week for donald trump's campaign has put him further behind hillary clinton. nbc's hallie jackson is at trump
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>> reporter: good morning. the new numbers confirming the controversies over the last week have hurt donald trump as he looks to change the subject. he'll head from new york to detroit for a speech on the economy, what a senior campaign source tells me is something that will stitch together trump's vision on taxes and the economy. all of it as trump looks to change the subject and turn the page. in the motor city today, donald trump ng stalled campaign now getting new backing from a member of a presidential family that's so far stayed sidelined. jeb bush's son, george p. bush, telling texan republicans time to rally around the nominee though stopping short of an endorsement. >> from team push, it's a bitter pill to swallow.
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two-thirds of voters saying he doesn't have the temperament and personality to be president. trump focusing on different numbers today. >> i've employed tens of thousands of people. >> reporter: the billionaire businessman talking jobs and the economy in what a top adviser describes to nbc news as a vision speech outlining his plan for taxes, trade, energy and regulatory reform, expected to offer parents a deduction on childcare expenses and plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15%. trump is trying for a reset fallout from a week of controversies, hitting hillary clinton with a new line of attack. >> honestly, i don't think she's all there. >> reporter: his democratic rivals still knocked off message over emails, and knocked by fact-checkers for how she's responded to questions about the controversy. >> i may have short circuited and for that i will try to
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don't want somebody that's going to short circuit up here. >> trump's top aide promising a pivot that so far hasn't materialized. >> i'm confident that he's going to start doing it and eventually the media will start having to cover it. >> reporter: part of that message not just a focus on jobs but a focus on national security. something that's been a cornerstone of trump's campaign but those new poll numbers show potentially signs of concerns trump now trailing clinton by a few points on the topic of who would make america safer. >> thank you so much. guys, we'll send it back to you, in rio. al, if you are shirtless and oiled up, i'm not even looking. i'm not looking. >> no, it's okay. no danger there. no danger. >> back to you. >> america breathes a sigh of relief. >> that's a work in progress. thanks. mr. roker does have a first check of the weather. >> unfortunately, we have sad
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a real mess. some folks killed. lots of people injured. they have another system that will push in causing more misery there. let's look in the southeast and into the gulf coast. they have just been getting dumped on. we told you about this setting up back on friday. look at all of the heavy rain. still pushing in. it continues again for today. abundant moisture repeating rounds of storms. over the next several days this is going to go right into friday. look at rainfall totals. some areas may be talking about 15 inches of rain or more between a 10 inches between cedar cay and pensacola and that will be a big mess. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30
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coming up, could it be gold for both the u.s. women's and men's gymnastics team? we'll talk about their chances after very strong starts over the weekend. >> we're going to have much more from the most dominant olympian ever, michael phelps, and the personal challenges he's overcome on this road to rio. first, on a monday morning, this
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the plan is expected to limit the amount of access minors have to the gaping products. we'll have the details on channel 20. another blow for russia amid their widespread doping scandal. this time it affects their paralympic and. let's check weather and traffic now . good morning. getting up with sky nine this morning at 36 and federal. the drive here between denver and boulder not too bad. gorgeous construction were coming to the clothes there and overpass looking beautiful. check out the rest of our drive. we do have problem spots. there's a stall at the center of the screen here. slowdowns straight to sixth avenue. check out the red in commerce city. 270, close to a half-hour. we'll detail that issue at york over on 20. we've got alternates for you as well. >> in and around here, it's blocking western colorado. several thunderstorms over there this morning.
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the afternoon and have one or two around over the front range. not really that busy. north eastern colorado could be pretty intense late in the day. we have some showers going there this morning as well. book ends of thunderstorms this morning and afternoon with the heaviest of nonserious and over the northeast corner of our state. 70s and 60s in the mountains. we'll be in the 80s and low 90s around here. storm chances are very small. that's going to be true during the rest of the week even as temperatures cool down.
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7:30 on a m 7:30on now on a monday morning. it is the 8th day of august, 2016. from the helicopter flying above cope paco b where we've got a great crowd on this monday morning. they have been building all week long and now they have seemed to figure out where we are. >> they certainly do. they are chanting, i like the red, white, and blue. >> let's get to the olympic headlines this morning. it is 19 career gold medals and counting for michael phelps. dazzling time in his leg of the
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>> and katie ledecky smashed her own record finishing five seconds ahead of the silver medalist. it was ledecky's second medal so far. she won silver in women's 4x100 free relay on saturday. >> and there was a huge upset in tennis. three-time doubles champ venus and serena williams out in the first round. lost to the czech republic. first loss ever, ever at the olympics. wow. >> a big story. there's another big highlight from last night. the remarkable start for the u.s. women's gymnastics team. that on the heels of saturday night's great debut from the u.s. men. nbc's keir simmons keeping an eye on that competition. good morning to you. >> good morning. if you had any indication that the women would have been nervous as they waited in the
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they showed the same strength, as they put the world on notice. team usa twisting, tumbling and vaulting to the finals. with the prelimb rounds down, both the u.s. men's and women's gymnastics teams now have gold within their grasp. aly raisman tweeting "we killed it." video of her parents going viral, barely keeping it together in the stands during the uneven bars. simone biles snapchating pictures of the team. her phenomenal floor routine and gabby douglas soaring as only she knows how. the women's team the overall leaders heading into tomorrow's team finals. their excitement and incredible confidence evident during their routine. >> go usa! hours earlier -- >> we're ready to go. >> reporter: and with hoda last week. saturday their male teammates stormed out of the gate
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in an impressive second place trailing only china. teammates sam mikulak and jacob dalton topping the leaderboard in floor exercise. today they face the all-around finals, a medal, they told natalie, well within their reach. >> we just do exactly what we know we can, we'll be on that podium. >> reporter: team usa riding a wave of hope and support. a record five gold medals predicted for simone biles. her mom tweeting encouragement. em fun. i love you. mom. and men's all-around finalist the women's later in the week. in case, if there was any confusion with the accent, matt, i think the jacket would speak for itself there. >> strong statement. your friends at home are going to love you. no question. thanks very much. here to size up the gymnastics competition and what you can expect over the next few days,
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to be the most decorated gymnast in u.s. history. shannon, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. thank you. >> the women's team has a ten-point lead. put that in perspective. if this were a basketball game, is that a 30-point lead at halftime? what is it? >> 30 points or more at halftime. this is unheard of. we've never seen this in gymnastics as a sport. they are the most dominant team we've ever seen in the history of gymnastics. >> can we say that simone biles is on fire? she is really killing it. what do you see ahead for her? for her. i mean, she is absolutely amazing, and i think what she brings to the table isn't just difficulty or artistry or power or talent. she just brings this unheard of thing. she's kind of this spontaneous little girl that just brings it every time out and she's so solid and so consistent. >> the team is so deep, shannon. you have aly raisman performing
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she was the sleeper. she was the under dog that snuck into that all-around final. she did it again here. it was all about simone and gabby, and even laura hernandez, and aly is in there again. >> i talked to their coach about how she keeps them calm. she tells them make sure you perform every day like it's every day in practice. don't do anything special during the olympics. seems like they're listening because they seem very cool throughout, right? >> they are. talk about this team tco come in relaxed and pull their punches and they could go in and basically walk through and win a gold medal. they didn't do that. they kept every ounce of difficulty in those routines because that's how they train. >> not to short change the men, but do you think they have a chance to get on the podium? >> i think they have a possibility of getting on the podium. i'm so excited for this team. they just finished off the podium in 2012. this team has heart. they have leadership. i know that they can do it. >> shannon, thanks. fun having you here.
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let's get a check of the weather from al. >> it's a little cool here today. we are talking heat back through parts of the midwest and into the south. we are looking at a heat wave for 11 million folks under advisories. triple digit temperatures in dallas this week from southern texas. the heat and humidity continues to build. look at these feels-like temperatures. they just continue to -- >> you want me to take over, al. even in denver in the mountains, 96. look you said in friday that someone was running around rio pretending to be al roker. i'm filling the bill. >> tirico. my nemesis. >> nice outfit though. matchy, matchy. did we plan this? >> no, it was completely spontaneous. by the way, this doesn't just happen surface level. we both grew up in queens. we both got our start at wtvh in syracuse, new york.
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>> might as well do that one too. >> you can find your forecast on the weather channel any time. >> tirico. >> all right, guys, thank you very much. up next, michael phelps and his emotional journey to these games as the most decorated olympian of all time strikes even more
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>> we're back now. it's 7:42. we're having "today's" olympic start this morning. the most decorated athlete in olympic history, michael phelps, strikes again. >> phelps for olympic gold medal number 19. >> the greatest olympian of all time is back and michael phelps made his return in typical fashion. >> we wanted to bring back to american soil. >> now, 31, phelps is in rio competing in a record fifth olympic games. >> another strong finish by phelps. >> following a performance in london that did not live up to his high expectations, phelps is now showing the world what he's really made of. >> phelps is going to win it. he's going to get his fifth olympic berth. >> beginning at olympic trials. >> he did it. he does! >> phelps was the top qualifier in all three of his individual events.
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september 2014, phelps was pulled over and arrested for dui. let's go back to september 29th. that's the night you were arrested. dui. not your first run-in with that subject. what led up to that? >> i set myself down a downward spiral. i think it was more of a sign than anything else that i had to get something under control, whatever it was. i look back at that night and everything happened for a reason. >> so this was a cry for help? >> honestly, sort of, at one point, i felt like i didn't want to see another day. i felt like it should be over. >> with mounting pressure from family and friends, phelps would eventually check himself into a rehab clinic in arizona. you checked yourself into the meadows for 45 days. you've said you don't know if you're an alcoholic. maybe you have a binch problem -- binge problem. did you check yourself into
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>> i checked myself in because i think i was at a point in my life where something needed to change, and i needed to figure those things out. >> phelps says he figured those things out and now it's back to the pool. how is training going now? what's the difference? >> i want to be here. that's the difference. i had no desire to go to workout before. i want to retire how i want to retire. to do that. i haven't trained like this in decades. >> and the results are speaking for themselves. >> phelps now has the lead for the americans. >> looking again like the most dominant swimmer in olympic history as his mother, fiancee, and son, boomer, cheer him on. and like the rest of us, waiting to see the limits of michael
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so we know what he's done so far. let's take a look at the rest of his program for this week. here's what happens. he'll be back at the pool today for the preliminaries of the 200-meter butterfly. the finals for that are tomorrow night. on thursday, the duel in the pool as phelps faces off against ryan in the 200 meter individual medley, and the 100 meter butterfly, and on saturday he'll swim the butterfly leg of the 4x100 meter medley relay. a lot coming up. up next, what's with those round bruises we're seeing on phelps and other olympic athletes? billy bush on the cupping craze right after this. relax, billy. it's rio. . i had a wonderful time tonight. me too! call me tomorrow? i'm gonna send a vague text in a couple of days, that leaves you confused about my level of interest.
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carson has duties on "the voice" to deal with so he couldn't make it to rio. look who happens to be here in our orange room on the road to rio. billy bush. billy? >> i feel like a lion in a cage. i'm only 20 feet away from you. all eyes were on michael phelps as he made his rio debut last night taking home a record 19th distract people from mysterious spots on his back. one tweet reads michael phelps just fell asleep with his medals. i like that one. i don't know whether phelps cuddles his his medals at night but the bruises are from the therapy cupping. we got a look at it in the recent ad. suction cups pull the skin back to relieve tension on the
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coming up on channel 20. >> i'm jerry -- i'm gary shapiro. here's what's happening. both presidential candidates turning their focus to the presidential economy. donald trump will deliver an economic policy speech. hillary clinton will visit detroit a few days later to talk about her plan to make the economy better. in france this weekend, a
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country plagued by recent terrorist attacks. we'll talk about that. and researchers are working hard to get to the bottom of environmental disasters like the bp oil spill. we'll tell you what they are hoping to find coming up in the next hour. right now let's check the weather and traffic. thanks, gary. hate to do it. going back to the same camera i was on 25 minutes ago this again. look at the center of the screen right at that semi truck right to the right. there's a stall at the left shoulder. it's just still their blocking up the far shoulder. because of that the delays have stepped up all the way to santa fe. 22 miles per hour rate their the immediate delay. backup 11 miles per hour near broadway. we are pretty much stuck there. no highway accidents today, just
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backups. >> for us it's very active over the northeastern planes and in western colorado. we continue to see storms formed there. for us in the front range, if that late afternoon round of storms we are anticipating that will get stronger as they moved to the north and east. we could see moderate heavy rain along with wind and hail especially over the northeast corner of the state late in the day. tremendous thunderstorm activity going on in western colorado right now. we'll call for wanted to storms
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, gold rush. >> phelps with olympic gold medal number 19. >> michael phelps does it again taking home gold and adding to the record books with an emotional win for team usa. record of her own while on the tennis court a shocking outcome for venus and serena williams as the three-time gold medal champs are out of the competition in its opening round. ? plus the walk seen around the world. supermodel gisele bundchen opens up to natalie about what it was like to be part of rio's opening ceremony. >> i just kept thinking to myself i can't cry.
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brazilians proud because they chose me to represent them. ? ant girl from ipamema. meet the girl behind the lyrics as hoda sits down with the woman who inspired brazil's most popular song. >> 1962 is happy. i want to know who is the girl from ipanema. >> "today," monday, august 8th, 2016. ? i got that sunshine in my pocket ? ? got that good song in my feet ? >> hello to my friends and family in boston, massachusetts. i'm in rio. >> big shout out to usa women's volleyball and our baby, kimberly hill! ? dance dance dance ? ? just dance dance dance ? >> shout out to charlottesville,
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portland, oregon, washington, d.c., hartford, connecticut. >> my brother and my dad. >> hey, chicago! ? just dance dance dance come on ? welcome back, everyone, to a special split edition of "today" on a monday morning, the 8th day of august 2016. 9:00 in the morning here in rio. 8:00 back on the east coast of the united states. i'm here with hoda and al and billy bush while savannah is back home holding down the fort. savannah, we truly miss you >> we miss you. >> miss you guys too. >> i've got a present for everybody including you, savannah. here's a pair of glasses for you. look at these. usa. savannah, i have a pair for you.
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look how cool they are. >> right. >> they're nice. >> you like? >> i feel like i'm looking through a screened door. >> we are assembling a goody bag of swag for you. >> yes, we are. >> to bring home to you. >> thanks, guys. appreciate it. >> all right. coming up -- i had to put my glasses back on. we're going to talk to some of the team usa swimmers who are taking home the hardware from rio. can't wait. >> most recognizable faces and legends. nice to have them here. we'll talk to them in just a little while. let's begin with the olympic action. swimming, gymnastics and more from nbc's peter alexander at olympic park this morning. peter, good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning to you. the olympic park already beginning to fill up on this monday morning. it is the americans still
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a spectacular start for team usa in the pool with katie ledecky delivering another dominant performance and michael phelps part of that team of relay experts as it were on a tear in their 2016 olympic debut. >> michael phelps rockets out ahead. >> reporter: michael phelps grabbing his first gold at these games, adding to his record-setting olympic haul. >> phelps with olympic gold medal number 19. 19th gold helping to crush the competition in the men's 4x100 freestyle relay. >> it's one the coolest races to be part of. to be a part of the 400 free relay was a dream of mine. >> reporter: a gold rush at the aquatic center. >> as expected, ledecky is on her way to history at these rio games. >> reporter: katie ledecky shattering her own world record in the women's 400 meter free. >> the goal is 3:56. really happy.
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>> reporter: cody miller trailing but good enough to secure bronze in the men's 100 meter breaststroke. and huge upsets on the tennis courts. >> a stunner in rio. >> reporter: the top seeded williams sisters knocked out on their opening round match. their first olympics doubles loss after taking home gold in their last three games. while argentina's juan martin djokovic. >> the golden slam will have to wait. djokovic sent packing. >> reporter: team usa women's basketball trouncing senegal. 121-56 the final. the team's highest point total ever. the first gold of these games safely in the hands of ginny thrasher, the 19-year-old right on target in the air rifle competition. i imagine you get star struck
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struck by me. >> reporter: the college sophomore ready to return to class at west virginia university. >> talk about a life shift in a hurry. when you get back, what happens then? >> i get back the day before school starts and i'll drive to west virginia and then the next morning i'll be in class. >> reporter: what class? >> physics at 8:30. >> reporter: on the janice dickinson . >> reporter: on the with emotion delivering the first ever olympic medal gold in its first games. and in fencing, alexander massialas winning silver. >> plenty of joy and tears to go around here at the olympic park on the medals stand, ryan held,
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relay team. his first international competition, breaking down in tears, his first gold. here's where the medal count stands today. team usa already way out in front ahead of china, italy and japan. and there's a lot more on tap today. 14 more golds up for grabs. that includes men's gymnastics, their team final as well as swimming, the men's 200 meter freestyle mens and womens and the women's 100 meter br breaststroke. phelps, missy franklin and katie ledecky all swimming in semifinals again tonight. matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll throw back to savannah. savannah, i want to tell you one thing about ryan held. we talked to him earlier. emotional on the medals stand. that's it. he came. one event. he raced. he won gold. he's done. >> he gets to enjoy. >> he won gold and he won so many hearts here in the u.s. on that medal stand. >> sure did. >> big time. let he had give you the
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delta airlines blaming an overnight power problem in atlanta for the massive computer outage that grounded flights around the world this morning. the airline tweeted overnight that flights awaiting departure were delayed everywhere. large scale cancellations are expected today. the kiosks were down so delta employees had to manually check in all passengers. people took to social media as you might expect to complain about long lines at airports from london to san francisco. a popular kansas city water park is closed today while officials investigate the death of a 10-year-old boy there. witnesses say kaleb schwab went airborne somehow on sunday while riding a raft on a 16-story water slide. kaleb was the son of a kansas state lawmaker scott schwab. a park official said they honestly don't know what happened. she said that slide is inspected
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evacuations have been ordered in southern california after what started as a 30 acre wildfire in the san bernardino mountains on sunday spread to 1,500 acres by nightfall. additional crews are being sent now to help the 400 firefighters already on that scene. they've made little headway because flames keep racing up and down the hillsides which are covered in dry brush. in a rare televised address to his nation this morning, japan's emperor akihito said he's worried his age and health might make it difficult for him he's 82 years old. he stopped short of saying that he wanted to abdicate but he hinted that he's looking to put an orderly succession process in place. and a new statue of legendary comedian lucille ball. it was unveiled this weekend in her hometown of celeron, new york. it replaces the sculpture that many called scary lucy because they didn't think it looked
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it weighs 750 pounds and so far, no one is calling it scary lucy. she looks great. you're all caught up at 8:09. back to matt and hoda and al down in rio, guys. >> three thumbs up on the new statue. we like that one a lot better. >> we do. all right. before we go, can we say hello to this gentleman. >> i know this guy. >> you know him? >> he knows me. >> how many olympics? >> every one since '96. >> awesome. >> and i get a hug from meredith, katie couric, they all give me a hug. >> okay. >> okay, you can let go now, sir. >> can i tell you, he uses that same trick every olympic games. >> that's right. he did it with me. coming up next, supermodel gisele bundchen on her opening role in the opening ceremonies
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we're back now. welcome to rio. the 2016 olympic games kicked off on friday night with that incredible opening ceremony. supermodel gisele bundchen those festivities. >> yes, she did. natalie had a chance to sit down with her at a high point in her already unparalleled career. it must have been fun. >> the olympics the most viewed event on the planet and each opening ceremony seeks to showcase and highlight the culture of the host nation. for brazil, no song captures essence more than the girl from
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more than a supermodel by the name of gisele bundchen. it was the walk seen around the world literally. for a full minute and 20 seconds the eyes of 3 billion plus was on brazil's gisele bundchen. shimmering in gold as she and her legendary catwalk strut took over the opening ceremonies. even for a woman used to being the center of attention, this was big. >> were you nervous? >> are you kidding me, was nervous. i just wanted to make the brazilians proud because they chose me to represent them. i didn't want to disappoint. >> reporter: she didn't. for just over 400 feet she walked the walk, sparkling in an alexander herkovic dress. >> it takes two to bring it out.
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whatever happens, please, tail, stay behind me. it was a beautiful mermaid moment. >> they chose you to be the girl from ipanema. >> imagine? the girl from ipanema. i feel humbled and honored. i couldn't have been happier. >> reporter: she wasn't the only one. her husband, tom brady accustomed to being on the world stage himself sent social media love to his wife after. >> he said, gisele, words can't describe how proud i was t country. i love you. tom brady. >> he's so sweet. he's my husband, of course. thank you. thank you. love you. thank you. >> reporter: the opening ceremony was also a big first step for those who questioned brazil's readiness for these olympic games. >> everyone was saying brazil cannot make it. it's going to be terrible. the olympics in brazil will be a disaster. i feel like it was the opposite. i feel like not because i'm
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so much heart and so much authenticity and so much of brazil is all about. >> reporter: and that authenticity, something gisele has been showing from maracana sta stadium. >> i'm so in love with brazil. always been. i miss it so much. i love that i was able to be here for this special, special moment for my country. i'm so happy i was able to go part of it. from ipanema. ? ? >> yes! gisele! >> wow! >> she's not only gorgeous, she can also sing.
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pronunciation difference. >> ipanema. >> we say ipanema. >> natalie, thank you. let's talk about what's "trending." a rio edition of "what's trending." there's a lot of action in the stands as well. proud family members putting on a show of their own as their children compete. no one does this better. look at this. these are parents of gymnast aly raisman. emotions on full display. that was such a hard event. it was her parents who seem to feel the most uneasy. they were shifting their weight. they were moving back and forth in their seats. the agony written all over their faces. one website saying give aly raisman's parents the gold medal for parenting. >> do you remember in london, she was the one that goes stick it, stick it, stick it! >> and dad, he gets a beatdown
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are getting some fierce competition from the husband of a swimmer. there is the 400 medley. she took home her very first gold medal, shredding the world record. you can understand why her husband, shane, who is also her coach, couldn't keep calm. he was in the stands proving to be her biggest cheerleader. one tweet saying, find someone who loves you the way shane loves his wife. >> that's how he gets those guns. >> he's ripped, that guy. your an olympic athlete, you have a big game coming up in a couple hours and then you get stuck in an elevator. that what happened to juan martin del potro. he sat there in the dark in the olympic village. he sat there without a cell
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up. the argentinean handball team came to his rescue. he had a big match later in the day. who was his opponent? none other than the number one ranked player in the world, novak djokovic. it was an intense match. guess what? >> what? >> del potro, ranked 141 in the world, beat him. >> what? >> he won. after getting stuck in an elevator, he beats novak djokovic. after the game, they shared an emotional hug. >> i think he was meditating in be in an elevator if he's superstitious. >> over here i got stuck on an escalator for 30 minutes. >> you have "pop start"? i hear. >> i do. >> leslie jones. if you want a trip to rio, take a lesson from her. big star of "snl" and "ghostbusters" live tweeting the olympics cheering on team usa
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>> usa in the house! go rimt, go rio! go, go, go, go usa! if i did this, i'd be like oh, with oh, aaah. >> her play by play for swimming -- >> look at the outfit. >> oh, yes. >> her play by play for swimming i don't think we can put a sound up on this. her enthusiasm paid off. her friend, writer mike shoemaker, suggests she gets an invite to rio. nbc olympic executive producer big jim bell tweeted, leslie, you're officially invited to rio. want to come? leslie's response, hmmmm, don't play cause y'all need me. stay tuned. leslie jones. >> we have to get her down here.
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jones? >> i think so. >> by the way, next leonardo dicaprio. has he suddenly taken up archery? is leo here? that archer looks like leo. it's not. it's 27-year-old brady ellison. he won silver. on twitter the talk is about his resemblance to leo. one is leo and one is an olympic archer. he's nor of a "revernance" deal. >> let's get you started and show you what we have for your weather and you'll see that we are looking at wet stuff through the gulf. it's just going to dump anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of rain right along the nature's coast there. and we're also looking at
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what could become hjavier. the moisture from this streaming up into the southwest causing massive flooding for parts of the southwest over the next five days could be 2 to 5 inches of rain before it's all over. we're going to be watching that as well very closely over the next several days. and as far as the olympics are concerned, over the next several days we're going to have some clouds today. we also look like for women's volleyball later this afternoon we're going to have partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies.
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>> and that's your latest weather. >> we'll need a bigger love seat, no question. >> or bunk beds. >> you snore really loudly. >> and you're on top. >> okay. just ahead, we'll introduce you to the woman who inspired the girl from -- na >> ipanema. >> and the hippie market is a blast, as you'll see, after your
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coming up, here's a look at what's happening. a spark of hope after a worldwide travel mess this morning. delta airlines says it's
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grounds talk. there are now limited departures. even though the stock has been lifted, they're still flight delays and cancellations across the country. an athlete killed during the cycling portion of one of the biggest races of the year in boulder. this morning investigators are trying to figure out what happened. a small memorial sits on u.s.- 36 north of broadway marking the spot where the 34-year-old was hit by a car during the boulder ironman on sund now. good morning. good morning. we're still not out of it quite yet. new pressures are popping up commerce city 25 and also the drive across the i-70. northbound 25 commuters are solid back to colfax. with that delays because of a crash at 20th. a stall in the back up. average speed still lower than 30. an erect just popped up and delays are laser pretty intense to 9 miles
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getting better. that stall off to the right shoulder. that's still 31 miles per hour for the average speeds. superstore me in western colorado this morning. a tremendous amount of lightning going on there. storms will reform during the early afternoon and cut across in the front range. i do think we get storms this afternoon. once they get just along and east of the metro denver area, though storms are going to get pretty intense over the eastern plains tonight. we have a thunderstorm risk outlook and it looks like essentially from 470 to the east, moderate to heavy storms possible. temperatures in the 80s and 90s before those storms begin today. during the day, just an isolated afternoon storm or two. closer to the evening, some moderate to heavy storms. a small chance for an evening storm again tomorrow and as we cool off later in the week, look for a
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back now. 8:30 on a monday morning the 8th of august, 2016. the crowd is loud and proud helping with the festive atmosphere. we have school in rio. ? >> we'll see them in a little while. there they are right there. first, can we also mention, jenna bush hager joins us. >> hi, guys.
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winning swimmers on team usa. >> cody miller took the bronze in 100 meters breaststroke. congratulations. way to go. >> you keep adding to the collection. how does it feel? >> amazing. i had two golds. i thought i would add a silver and bronze. training harder. you have to kind of compartmentalize more. >> time management is definitely key. i get up super early in the morning. fit my training in and then still have a full day with my son. >> cody, very first olympics. you got a nice medal hanging around your neck. how does this experience feel for you here? >> it's really cool. >> who is watching you when you got your win?
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my mom. my sister and my two club swimmers from when i was younger. the whole crew. >> how awesome. >> your event looked so hard. it looked so hard. eight laps, four different strokes. >> yes. >> how do you feel with that silver medal around your neck? >> it makes the pain of that go away. it's a tough race. it's just an honor to represent the u.s. and this amazing country. an awesome experience. >> this is it. you won your medal. no more what do you do for the rest of your time here? >> i got to go front row and cheer everyone on. that was awesome. hopefully i'll lose my voice today with all of the screaming. it's awesome. >> what other events do you want to get to besides swimming? >> just mix it up with maybe some individuals with a butterfly or maybe a relay here and there. we'll see. >> how about the rest of you? what do you want to do? >> i get five days off to prepare for medley relay on the
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in london. the girls are ready and excited to swim that. >> did you facetime with your son? >> i've been able to facetime and holds the phone. mama, mama. it's amazing. >> cody, what are you going to do? >> i have five days to prepare for another relay. hang out and have fun. >> come back and see us. >> will do. i'll take you up on that. >> all right. are we ready to learn we like to teach people some phrases. natalie, how do we say good morning? all right. how are you?
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and then good-bye is ciao. very nice. there we go. let's show you what's going on as far as weather is concerned. weekend outlook. the weekday outlook wet weather through the southeast early part of the week. out west some rain in the pacific northwest. precipitation in the midweek period. eastern half of the country looking soggy. the week you can see rain from rockies all of the way into the east. stronger storms down through the gulf coast. temperaturewise stays warm in the northeast into new england area. out west it stays on the cool side and we get into latter part of the week temperatures start warming up from the great lakes
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>> one of the most talked about moments from ceremony. conga's representative carrying the flag. peter, so the crowd erupts when you walk in. how did that feel? >> it was crazy.
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sort of surreal. i can't describe it. crazy feeling. >> are you ready -- were you ready for all of the attention you received? >> the amount of attention has been crazy. pretty hard to -- >> wow. >> hoda is drifting over. >> all of the ladies are drifting over. i hear you're having a lot of fun and have problems with the females in the olympic village. >> do you have oil for ladies t >> you hold that. >> protecting him from sunburn. >> peter, while they oil you down, you've had a lot of setbacks. a lot of injuries and stuff happened. you even had trouble getting here. >> yes. it took me 20 years. >> we're listening. >> we are. >> it took me 20 years. >> there are children watching. thank you so much. we'll talk to you more in our
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good luck when you compete next on friday. >> congratulations. >> matt? >> announcer: "today's olympic mo moment" sponsored by walmart. this year we have everything you need to get ready for back to school all at our every day low prices. >> you guys are going to have a lot of questions to answer when you get home. now, let's olympic moment that comes from women's gymnastics featuring the oldest olympic female gymnast in history. take a look. at 5 feet tall she doesn't look very different from her competition. but when she won her first gold medal at the 1992 games in barcelona, most of her current competitors weren't even born. in a sport where athletes usually dominate in their teens and often retire in their 20s,
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making history. >> she's not a legend. an icon in the sport of women's gymnastics. >> she's competed in every summer olympics since her first 24 years ago. and this year in rio she's setting the record for gymnasts with number seven. >> that makes it official. seven olympic games. her record. >> her expertise is in the vault and she has the medals to show for it. she planned to l london games but it wasn't long before she was back in the gym training for rio and now on the world stage once again she's proven you're never too old to be a champion. >> almost three times older than the youngest gymnast. >> you have a bee on your shirt. sorry. >> maybe he's attracted to all of the oil on your hands. maybe that's what happened. anyway, she's not officially ruling out tokyo in 2020.
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>> wow. n >> now to that famous song we've been talking about. the girl from ipanema was first released more than a half century ago and, hoda, you caught up with the woman that inspired it. >> it was fun. she told me that the song gave her fame. above all else, she's never known as the 17-year-old girl with the very well known features. ke century since one of the most recorded songs in history was penned right here where the shores of the atlantic meet the sandy beaches of brazil's southeast coast. what i love is we're sitting at this table. the very table where you used to walk by in your bikini. did you know someone was sitting at this table watching you? >> i didn't know anything.
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>> i don't believe. you are crazy. i don't believe it. why? i'm so shy. and i don't believe. in 1962 this happened. after three years in 1965, blow up. i want to know who is the girl >> the song, the girl from ipanema. she was 17 years old and a recognize fixture on the beaches of ipanema where they would write the classic. today there are estimated 150 versions. you like to hear frank sinatra sing it?
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madonna? who is your favorite version? >> frank sinatra. >> of course. it has to be frank. ? when she passes i smile but she doesn't see ? >> what did this song give you? >> fame. at this table underneath these famous notes and words that describe you. >> i think it's big emotion. this makes history. >> do you just sometimes sit in your house, turn on the music and go --
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>> sometimes, yeah. >> by the way, she's still such a star. when we left the restaurant, all these people were lining up to take pictures with her. there was a newsstand nearby. she's on the front cover of it and her entire family on the inside. gorgeous family. and she just was one of those great, great people to meet. >> 71 and still so >> beautiful. >> she walked up to every member of our crew and, hello, talked to them and hugging them like she had known them. i liked had her so much. >> coming up, elessandra and
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we're talking about a group of athletes that inspired a lot of people. they are ten athletes from all around the world and they are called the refugee athletes because there is so much difficulty in their home countries that they had to flee. take a look at what happened. from adversity to admiration, theiru ceremony. >> yusra mardini. >> mardini wins her heat. >> and their talents already achieving victories. it's history in the form of hope. ten athletes with ten incredible stories of survival making an olympic first. they are the refugee olympic team. >> when i'm in the water, i forget about everything. i feel like it's my home. >> among the world's best in
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they've overcome odds and obstacles to realize their olympic dream. this athlete lives in the largest refugee camp in the world, with about the same population as salt lake city, utah. it's been home to her for over 13 years since she was just 9 years old. >> and we ran away from my country. >> she'll be running in the 800 meters, an event she trained for without the money to afford shoes. >> we compete among the refugees. some of us without shoes, like me i was running barefoot. >> reporter: others like
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when her family's boat lost power while fleeing to the haven of greece, they jumped in the water and spent three hours pushing it to shore. >> i was thinking me and my sister that it would be really shame for us because we are swimmers and in the end we all die in the sea. it was my biggest fear. yeah, i swim this whole life and then i will drown here? >> reporter: the historic first by the ioc comes at a critical time when backlash against refugees has spark states. >> if i win, they're going back. they're going back. i'm telling you. they're going back. >> reporter: and when the government of kenya decided to close several of its refugee camps, including kikuma, later this year, against the protests of many humanitarian groups. in the middle of such uncertainty, the ten athletes hope to bring inspiration to those like them without a flag
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>> i might be the face of the refugees, so a lot of people hoping that they will come out from what they have. they'll find hope from the war or from why they came here. i think all of them have dreams like i do. >> so nice when we were doing the opening ceremony on friday night and we stopped before they marched in and the roar from that crowd was just incredible. >> i think they were second to brazil. >> really nice. >> it was beautiful. up next, we have a taste of brazil from two of the country's most famous faces, alessandra ambrosio and adriana
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food." varies region to region and reflects the country's different cultures. >> we have experts to tell us about their favorite dishes. you probably recognize these beautiful supermodels. adriana lima and alessandra ambrosio from the victoria secret fashion shows. feel good to be home? >> wonderful. >> what are you making up for us today? >> we bread. that's one. do you want to try? >> cheese baked into it? >> yes. it's very delicious. >> usually we by the ready one. >> 20 minutes in and out. >> i do it in l.a. all the time for my kids. >> delicious. delicious. very good.
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crazy. >> this is a kind of meat. this is lamb. we barbecue only with salt and pepper. >> sometimes they dip it in other sauces at the table. the preparation is very simple. >> very simple. >> can we try that? do you want a fork? >> smells amazing. >> what do you guy what's your favorite dish here? >> this is our favorite dish. >> how good is that? can i ask a question? what is this? >> flour. so you mix it up with meat. it's not a dressing. >> makes it crunchy. >> what do we call this?
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with cilantro and a powder. >> we should try that. >> we're not going to get to dessert. we want to thank people that brought us this food. >> delicious. >> we got restaurant recommendations from rio's mayor last week. i have a feeling these two can hook us up better. >> thank you so much. >> we'll be back on a rio. but first, this is "today" on
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>> so good. >> we stopped before we got to chocolate. that's like chocolate mousse in a ball. >> very easy to >> before we go anywhere, we'll show you some highlights of our first few days in rio before your local news. it is a party on the beach. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." >> wins gold in the 400 relay. >> can i just touch the gold.
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hand from the conga guy. >> we're listening.
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this is 9news. hi, everyone. i'm gary shapiro. delta airlines says it has lifted its ground .-period-full stop now. there are now limited departures. the grounding of all flights this morning was caused by a power outage in atlanta, however, that, the aies a lot of cancellations and delays today because they got back up overnight. two people under arrest in adams county after a deadly shooting. they faced urges of first- degree murder. they were arrested after the shooting on sunday morning. once again, it happened east of arvada. let's check the forecast now. marty is here with that. looks pretty nice. >> not bad at all. fairly warm. late this afternoon around dinnertime, one or two moderate to heavy storms especially to the east of metro denver.


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