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if you're staying with the "today" show, have a great day. good morning. fantastic finishes. american king outduels her russian rival in the 100 ryan murphy striking gold in the 100 meter backstroke. divers david boudia and steele johnson with the best u.s. finish ever in synchronized 10 meter platform. silver. but the men's gymnastics team missing the podium as the u.s. women and simone biles prepare
tuesday, august 9th, 2016. >> murphy took off like a rocket right there. look at him go. >> they made it look so effortless. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" at the olympic games with matt lauer live from rio dene guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to a special edition, split edition of "today" on a tuesday morning. we're in great company here in rio de janeiro. want to say hi to some folks that have come down to our set to join us. in the background here we have david boudia and steele johnson
swimmers that took home medals after another intense night at the aquatics. we're back here along copacabana beach on a nice morning and another event today. this one is a birthday. happy birthday to you. >> isn't it fun having these medal winners here. something about turning around and seeing them holding their hardware which is awesome. >> by the way, we're here in rio. we're missing savannah who is back in new york city. savannah, you have a lot cooking there as well. >> yesterday you guys had the oiled up flag bearer from tonga and the zumba band. not to be outdone. this will last all morning long. raising a glass to you, hoda, for your birthday. >> thank you, savannah. >> our big story will be another rough morning for delta passengers. hundreds of flights canceled again today. the airline is recovering from that mass outage that grounded flights worldwide. we'll have the latest on the
guys, back to you. >> all right, savannah. thank you very much. on this tuesday morning, let's start with your olympic highlights. natalie is here with a roundup. >> good morning once again. from triumph to heartbreak to new rivalries, team usa had another wild night in rio. this morning two more u.s. swimmers are basking in the golden lit. lillia king going head to head with a russian swimmer in the >> king has the lead. she's going to win it. >> king taking the gold medal. king took the russian to task mocking her opponent for claiming she was number one. just moments before last night's race, the women refused to acknowledge each other but after her victory, king didn't hold back. >> we can compete clean and do well at the olympic games and
>> murphy stretching to the wall. >> american ryan murphy dominated earning gold and a place in history. murphy's parents celebrated their son's win cementing him as one of the world's most elite backstrokers, an achievement the 21 year old had his eyes on his entire life. i hope record. i want to be the best swimmer in the world. and tonight michael phelps will compete in the 200 butterfly against his nemesis. monday night phelps shot a nasty look at his rival who was shadow boxing before their semifinal. phelps doing his best to stay focused. >> it's like he's going through a boxing routine and phelps is,
diver steele johnson was fired up. watching his son and diving partner david boudia take silver in mike en's siynchronized divi. for the u.s. men's gymnastic team. heartbreak. failing to make the podium. finishing fifth i stking together despite in judo top earning the first gold medal of the games for the host nation. her victory an inspiration for the hometown crowd growing up in poverty in one of rio's most dangerous neighborhoods. a fairy tale ending for the inspirational young woman. so great for her. one more note from the pool.
what i like most about the medal is the score on the last dive. when it was all on the line, you came up with your best dive. >> typically that is the dive that doesn't go well in training. i'm so tall, it is hard for me to make. the fact we did it well when we need to do it, it was great. >> i want to warn the cameraman. you are so tall. i want to show something. stand up. this diving. >> it works because we have the same mechanics and we have the same coach.z?6m?;?v we walked away with the silver medal. it works for us. >> when you get the medal, do you stop and go back, guys, to all the early mornings and all the late nights and all the drives to the pool and all the
training for the olympic games. daily sacrifice. this is reward. my wife and daughter and my family have been so supportive. >> both a couple of hoosiers? >> that's right. >> who do you want to say hi? >> specifically boilermakers. >> i don't mean who, hoosiers as a state. >> a lot of my family is here. boilermaker nation is here. they supported us. what's up, >> david steele johnson. over to hoda. to some team usa swimmers. the 00 meter backstroke and katie meile scored in the breaststroke. good morning all you medal winners. kathleen, how did it feel? you touched the wall.
right there on the railing. what was it like during that moment for you? >> i think it was pure joy. coming into this, it ?>? y there to s well support me. >> what otherig b deal? your e?2arrings was lost. a scuba deround it. did you swim with two ein how did it work? >> i went to see my sister after the prelims. i said can i borrow your earrings. i need pearls. she is earringsless right now. i'm wearing hers. >> david, congratulations to you. you have wanted to be in the olympics for 12 years. i think in london, you missed going to the olympics by .12. how sweet was it winning bronze this year? >> it was just amazing.
greatest team of all time. it is awesome to be here. >> you have ids. you have two and a newborn? is that right? >> i have two. >> one and a newborn. do you think your kids will hop in the pool early? will you get them started early? >> i think we might. we'll let them decide. hopefully they enjoy it as much as i do. >> katie, first olympics for you. you hit the bronze. on the medal stand shared with lilly king. what was that moment like when >> that was. we actually found out afterwards that no two u.s. women have been on the podium together in the breaststroke in the history of usa swimming. to have that moment and share it with her. we push each other to get better the past two years. it was cool to experience that with her. >> you guys, congratulations on your medals. we are so proud of you. thanks again for coming.
the u.s. men finished fifth in team competition. women will get their turn at gold tonight. here now with a look back and ahead, nbc sports analyst and olympic gold medalist is t tt tt tim daggett and nastia luken. was their performance better or substanrd were capable of winning a medal and contending. they started off rough on floor exercise. they got it going, but leyva who i never would have imagined would have come off the bar like that. he qualified for the individual events. he is tremendous there. it just didn't get going and it ended poorly as well.
i watched him on the mat. i thought he was hurt. he just couldn't believe it happened. >> he was in shock and devastation. he was the anchor and last to good up. they thought she had a chance to clinch the bronze medal. he had no idea what was happening in the moment. >> can we talk about the women for a minute? it is a big night. they are so far out in front. everyone is expecting gold. do you see that in the future? >> yeah, absolutely. they ten points ahead. that has never been done before. they are dominant. >> have you seen any one like simone biles? how does she rank? >> she hasn't lost a competition in the last four years. the world has been waiting to see her on the olympic stage. she was finally able to do that. the pressure is high for her.
with michael phelps and katie ledecky swim tonight at 8:00 on our olympics coverage. let's go back to new york and savannah. let's start with the presidential race. election day is 90 days away. the new poll out this morning shows hillary clinton opening up a double digit advantage. 51% to 41% over donald trump. this is clinton's largest lead yet. in our nbc tracking poll.
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systems to crash. delta will hand out refunds and in kansas city, the boy killed sunday riding down the world's tallest water slide died from a neck injury. two adult women in the raft with him suffered minor facial injuries. authorities still don't know what caused that accident. it is 7:18. you are up to date. back to the folks in rio. >> sad story, savannah. thank you very much. al is here with the first check of the weather. mr. roker.
a real mess. look at some of the video out of st. petersburg just in. you see the flooding with massive amounts of rain. the guy hanging around the drunken clam. you will spend more time in there with the heavy rain. it will continue. look at the strching from the big bend area of florida all the way just to the south of new orleans. it will continue during the day today. right on into pressure off the east coast pumps up the moisture. rain totals up to a foot. it continues tomorrow and thursday and finally comes to an end around friday. we will get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. poor foster kid black immigrant
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katie ledecky will standatop theedal podium. >> do yousome of the things i'v. most dominant swimmer in the world. greatest swimmer of all-time. me to hear. i just think of just having fun in the pool. >> 15-yr- years old, a young katie ledecky made her olympic t and it as if it were yesterday. >> it was amazing being in london. i got to go to opening ceremonies. i walked into that stadium and saw all of the lights and it just took me back to watching on tv the olympics when i 11 or 7. >> all those years back when you
>> it was a surreal experience. >> at age 10 katie was competitive not letng setbacks stand intm her way. >> in fourth grade i broke my arm playing basketball in gym class. one of the first questions i asked can i keep swimming? can i still be in the water? he gave me this speciallastic bag that was tight on my arm and i could wear that and kickith the kic board. bird taking off in t?u?>?:he?&?uter. >> nownd gold medalist, katie?e comes to rio with a target on her back. >> can you sast with that big target attached to your >> i don't think there's a my flick it off. it's not going to weigh me down.
>> one of the most dominant forces in the world in any sport from any country. >> i always like to ask athletes before they head off to the olympics, write the headline for me. write the headline that you would like to read, katie, as you swim your last race in rio. >> katie ledecky has fun in rio. 't i want to have fun both competing and just 4nenjoying every moment. >> isn't that what it's all about? just having fun. medals come, great. but just have a good time.
that is pretty awesome. really great. >> the interesting thing, we consider her a friend of the show, and she's been around a long time. i mean, check out her appearance on "today" more than 18 years ago. >> where is this little one from? >> maryland. 16 months. katie ledecky and michael led ledecky. can we say hi to our >> everybody got hellos. >> i look like i swallowed katie ledecky. times.s so cool. katie's uncle john, we went to high school together. dear friend of mine. >> that's amazing. >> that's how old i am now. people who are adults were children, babies, infants, they
fantastic. all right. here's your weather. before they had satellites i was working. look at the weather we're expecting over the next several days here in rio. gorgeous today. sunny, 81 degrees. showers tomorrow about 74. thursday partly cloudy. temperature about 71 degrees. that's what's going on around >> don't forget you can get your
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olympic stage where a spring loaded simone delivered a near flawless performance during rio's qualifying session sunday night. a combination of power and precision earning her event high marks on the vault, the beam and the floor where she wowed the crowd with her signature move, the biles. >> it's a double-a with a half turn so i'll flip twice in the air straight body and at the end i do a half turn. gymnastics prowess stood out and her natural ability was off the charts. simone started homeschooling at age 13 to go full speed ahead. in 2013, she burst onto the international stage after winning her first u.s. championship at 16. >> my favorite event is floor. >> that's where you really shine? >> that and everyone gets to show a little bit of their personality and everyone can have a different type of music and do their own tumbling.
scoring against gravity. what goes through your mind before you take off on the vault or you're getting ready to do your floor routine? >> i tell myself confidence and i remind myself how many times i've done this vault and that it's kind of autopilot as soon as i start running. i don't overthink anything. >> simone trains withmy borman. what's your hardest event? >> bars. you can power through it. since i started late, bars, i didn't have basics that i needed to start. floor, vault and beam came easier. >> for all of her strength when simone is out with friends, shed a am it's to one big weakness. >> we all love shopping just because we're girls. that's what we like. >> that and a certain hollywood hunk.
with zac efron. >> i think he's hot. he has a good body. >> is there somebody you look up to and admire most? >> my parents. especially my mom just because i'm just like her. that's what my dad tells me. you're just like your mother. >> in rio asim to add to the journey. what advice would you give someone that wants to be like simone biles? >> i would say have fun. that's when your best memories are made. i always kept it fun. i think that's where my passion from the sport comes from. >> she's clearly having a lot of fun here already. mary lou retton calls her the most talented gymnast she has ever seen. one day she may go into the field of nursing as her mom is.
for her. >> let's focus for a second on her crush. she talked about zac efron. he tweeted her. he wrote so phenomenal. a skill's named after her. congrats on sticking the biles and qualifying for the finals. i'm sure she screen saved that one. it appears that she also is head over heels for the brazilian gymnast. the message with a kissy face emoji. by the way, she's also having such a great time. you can tell with her post and with the girls. she's enjoying herself. >> 4'8" and the height she gets off the floor. >> crazy. defies physics. >> coming up, billy bush is in the orange room with what people
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it's a great crowd. >> great crowd. >> another background and sunny. >> what happened to your sweater? >> that sweater was needed at 7:30. not when the sun came out. >> what is the temp about al? >> 80 degrees. >> nice. >> showers tomorrow. >> here in rio perfect sepin weather. you get beach volleyball weather. we're in the meantime of the opening games of the olympics. the aquatic is grate place for team usa. let's go over to peter alexander. he has the competition. peter? >> reporter: hey, good morning to you. things are going to get heated at the pool this evening after a night showcasing against one
scandal but able to compete. >> i am proud to represent the usa and be successful to team and know that i'm competing clean and doing what i know right. >> tonight all eyes on michael phelps facing off against south african who tried to psych him out. >>e phelps. >> the london games missy franklin failing to make the cups. in gymnastics an high bar for janel leyva. the 4-year-old staying on his knees for a few moments before routine and in men's beach s volleyball.
>> austria has upset the united states. can you believe it? americans jake gibb and casey patterson lost their second volleyball preliminary match to austria. the women finished strong. three-time olympic gold medalist kerri walsh jennings and april ross beating china in straight sets. >> we're going to really celebrate this. we have a lot of work ahead of us. we appreciate this match. i'm so proud of us, but now we go. >> he doesn't compete until saturday but the world's fastest man is making headlines. usain bolt announcing that the rio games will be his last >> i think this is the last one for sure. i've done enough. i've proven myself over and over again. i'm looking forward to this one also. >> one of the best moments of the games so far happened late yesterday. brazil's first gold in judo. went to rafael silva. that's how she celebrated, inspiring the host and the hometown crowd. silva growing up in poverty in
right now let's look at where the medal count stands at the time. team usa fortifying their lead now well ahead of china, japan and russia, and there is a full plate of action in store today including some of america's biggest names. u.s. women's gymnastics squad are today's favorite for gold in the team competition and back to swimming. katie ledecky in the 200 meter freestyle and the men's 200-meter his crown after barely missing out in london, and finally the men's 4x200 meter freestyle relay as well. u.s. favored for gold there as well. matt back to you. >> thank you very much. >> we have more from rio in just a moment. first, savannah is back in new york with the morning's top stories. >> good morning again. with only 90 days until the presidential election, hillary clinton has opened up a ten-point lead over donald trump
online tracking poll, it is just out this morning. on monday trump unveiled the latest version of his plan to overhaul the tax code. his campaign says it would streamline deductions and dramatically reduce taxes for everyone. in the meantime, just this morning, maine senator susan collins became the latest republican to say she would not support trump. and 50 top republicans including two former homeland security secretaries and the former cia letter saying they will not vote for trump. three girls are recovering after falling from a ferris wheel in tennessee on monday night. the victims plunged 35 feet before hitting the ground. all three were taken to the hospital where they were conscious and answering questions for investigators. firefighters had to rescue other riders stranded on that ferris wheel when it was shut down. kansas city police say that a boy who was killed on sunday while riding down the world's tallest water slide died from a neck injury.
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fortunately goofy was there to break the fall. he was checked out and released. please tell me that al is there. >> that's donald trump. that's wrong studios. >> after the fall, was he checked out by doc? >> he is feeling a little grumpy. >> you could have gone a further. >> thanks savannah. up next the dominance in gymnastics. what happened when taking a trip to rio. and -- >> why am i hanging more than 200 200 feet in the air? find out coming up on "today." w. right now there's a really, really good deal at verizon. what kind of deal? up to 4 free phones. free? that's right.
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but i sure know where i've been and i've made up my mind, i ain't wasting no more time ? ? here i go again on my own ? ? goin' down the only road i've ever known ? we're back now. this is a great time for a rio edition of "trending." >> absolutely. >> all the talk in rio has been about simone biles and her dominance in gymnastics. what makes her a powerhouse.
superstar gymnast. she designed a move that's one of the most difficult seen in the sports. it's called the biles. it's a double lay out with a half twist and blind landing. simone first performed it back in 2013. no other gymnast has even tried it in competition. so, hoda, how does she do it? simone's starting run is harder and faster than others so she can take fewer steps and generate more power. that enables her to jump higher and do more with her simone reaches double that height in her floor program. experts also say she has probably better wiring in her nervous system giving her better motor skills. >> incredible. >> my system gets nervous when i watch her. >> exactly. did you happen to see that sweet video of ryan lochte he posted
>> thank you. >> hoda is not having any fun in rio. >> thank you so much. congratulations. >> our pleasure. thank you. happy birthday. >> i need that. >> i'll take that back. >> right about now. >> share the wealth. >> have you met her? >> she can't run far. >> billy, you want to "pop start." >> an update to a story we lk leslie jones has become the most spirited cheerleader of team usa and now all of her hard work has paid off. >> guess who is going to rio? guess who is going to rio? >> she's not lying. leslie is rio bound. she's formally accepted an invitation from nbc olympics producers jim bell. leslie, when you get here.
say hello. and the girl fromp released i 1964. can't get it out of my head. >> that's the second most recorded song. >> very relaxing. >> i need to calm down. >> you have another competition when? >> 11 days from now. >> we'll be rooting for you. >> i don't know the song. i shouldn't get it in my ad
>> youth. isn't that great. billy, thank you. al, a check of the weather. let's show you what we have happening for you today. we are looking at more gorgeous weather here for the women's beach volleyball. usa versus brazil today. that will be a big one. 3:30. sunshine and 76 degrees. a spectacular day. we've also got heavy rain through the gulf. we all have to go to that. heavy showers and thunderstorms another 12 inches of rain along the big bend of florida and just to the east of new orleans. we're watching a lot of heavy rain through that area.
>> announcer: "today's" rio is sponsored by coca-cola. open a coke and enjoy the games. >> this morning o rio, the most iconic image of this city. >> that's right. of course we're talking about christ the redeemer. hoda, al, natalie and i were scheduled to take a trip there on monday and while the forecast did not look so good, we decided to take a chance and we just may have witnessed a miracle in the making. take a look. it is the jewel of the rio de janeiro skyline. christ the redeemer. considered the world's most
it rises 125 feet in the air surrounded by a spectacular view of the city. except on this day. let's do a starting selfie. natalie. when we got to the tram down below, little did we know at that moment there was no view at the top. >> hoda, look down. >> i'm i'm good. >> a rail separating us. i'm not kidding. >> look at that. the racetrack. >> wow. we're right on the edge of clouds. >> lean back. don't lean -- weight this way. >> we made it. >> finally can look down.
sink in. just in time to be completely fogged out. >> fogged in. you can almost see it. >> how about over there? >> that's more fog over there. if you look up there, that should be christ the redeemer. >> what are we looking at? >> i think this is a good time for a team photo. >> we had come all this way to see one of the world's most magnificent monuments. he's there. we decided to just keep doing what we had planned to do. take pictures. enjoy the scenery. lay down on the ground and take in the view. and wave to the helicopter camera we hired which couldn't see us. >> chopper. come closer. up higher. and just when we were about to lose hope and pack it happened. >> my goodness.
it's perfect. >> how perfect is that? >> we were welcomed high above rio with open arms. >> that's unbelievable. unbelievable. >> whoa. >> it was great. >> perfect timing. >> see what happens when we all get together and -- it works. i told you. >> beautiful. you ha p that's phenomenal. now "today's" olympic moment. >> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> with a few quick steps and flash of her blade, muhammad fenced her way into history becoming the first american athlete to compete in the
the muslim american became an instant star leading into the games bringing new diversity to team usa. her defining moment monday as she stepped on the strip and donned her mask and sealed her first bout with a victory. >> muhammad comes up with the touch to move on to the table of 16. >> and got off to a strong start in her secon >> great fighting spirit. >> the hole just got deeper. >> her dreams of gold quickly came to an end with a devastating loss to france. she got driven out of bounds. >> her dream ofly?: medal comes to a halt.
the airlines try to make it right. saw earlier. there is a crash south of the camera delaying folks from colfax with big delays eastbound from federal to i-25 because of a crash on the deck over the i-25 interchange. southbound i-25, a crash. c-470, huge delays. the crashes at lucent, it was in the left lane for 20 minutes
tuesday's are tough. small storms in southwestern colorado and new ones will form during the morning and spread to the front range. it won't be intense, but we will get a gust of wind with isolated storms late in the day. as the storms die out, strong straight line winds in the 40, 50, 60-mile an hour range are possible east of e-470 and we will watch that. it will cool off after a hot day in the ninety-four with sunshine and storms hold off into the foothills until about 3:00. for those of us in the planes, 5:00 or 6:00, evening storms. similar timing tomorrow and thursday. the storms earlier with more clouds friday and saturday and
we're right here. >> i'm good. >> see how cold it is. >> it's not that cold. >> find out. it feels great. >> how are you? t well. also, keir simmons is going to take us to the amazon. the nut goes 200 feet up in a tree. >> looks beautiful. >> here's something to get excited about. it's time for al's portuguese class. all right. so team usa doing so well,?s?x
if you want to say i won gold, it's el ganhei ouro. to cheer on team usa. natalie? and that's "today's" lesson. >> we should call this natalie's lesson. how about doing your other job? the weather. >> let's see what's happening as far as "today" is concerned. first of all, women's soccer will -- usa taking on colombia. 87 degrees. closer to home, a lot of t?r coast, florida. could be upwards of 12 inches of rain by friday. wet weather in the pacific northwest.
and population of about 200 million, there's a lot to see in brazil. >> we sent nbc's keir simmons out to explore the country beyond rio. how was it? >> i was genuinely scaredtq?o filming this. honestly frightened. our trip began in the amazon. the heart of the jungle. our goal to get a bird's-eye view of trees but what we got was much, much more. the a vast 2 million square miles of awesome, largely untamed nature. an estimated 390 billion trees. i'm setting out to climb just one. it's a monster. how tall is the tree we're going to climb? >> my guide, leo, knows thefore. it's tradition likehis method
>> i can smell it. >> covering yourself with dead ants. they bite you. they do bite you while you're trying to stop other insects from biting you. and the jungle's predators. that's where jaguars climbed the tree. >> don't think if you want to run from a jaguar if you climb a tree you're safe. >> not exactly since i was a boy. definitely not like this. and don't look down, right? >> you can look if you want. this is halfdlk soon leo's 9-year-old daughter fearless while i need lots of
thinking of the fact i'm hanging from a rope about 100 feet in the air. leo was born in the wrong place high up in the french alps. we found his true home here in the jungle with his wife, vanessa. their children were born on this deck. all three homeschooled. they playfully call their dad the guru but he's fears his for increasingly threatened by global warming. to your daughter. >> sure. >> back in the tree, she's confident. i'm increasingly not. i'm officially quite frightened. finally reaching the top. don't look down. don't look down. i can't actually believe that i have got up here. honestly my legs are shaking even though i have this rope attached to me. the view is just stunning.
>> we're back in rio with large circles that are talk of the town. >> we're not talking about olympic rings but bruises you see on a lot of athletes as a result of a healing technique called cupping. dr. kevin pierce is with the u.s. olympic medical team. dr. pierce, good morning. quite a phenomenon this is. does it really work? >> the idea behind it is that it promotes blood flow to t it's for healing. so the athletes using it today if they have restriction of motion, they use it. it could be for soreness or just feeling tight. a lot of it is more for healing effects. >> we see bruises. is it painful? >> sometimes it's painful.
it intensifies. >> that does not look good. >> i have a legitimate calf cramp from running the other day. i hope this is good for it. >> this will give it relief and reduce tension that's on there. the accumulation of tissue is rising to the surface is blood flowing to the area. it will leave a nice little bruise. sometimes a bit of accumulation of blood in the area. that's the dark circle you get. it can actually -- we can go through motion that the feeling you feel currently. it brings -- >> where are you going? right there? >> we use cream first. this is more traditional now. >> traditional chinese at first. it's more modern because we don't use cups. these are plastic. more durable. easier for us to transport. >> walk us through it, matt.
we find a place of stiffness. we can cup it and control the amount of tissue that comes into the cup. >> how long do you leave them on for? >> two to three minutes up to ten. if we do a static hold, it could be up to ten. >> how long does the bruise or welt last? >> three to seven days. depends on the duration it's on for. >> if i took it off now, it wouldn't leave take it off. >> look at billy's. that's going to leave a nice bruise. >> i will walk down copacabana and he must be on the something team. >> any studies about ethicacy of this? >> research is inconclusive. athletes are seeing an increase in range of motion. that's why they like it. >> should we see billy's results
effect. >> you can torture billy more if you would like. >> take it off. >> one, two. >> that's lovely. >> i want wait to go for a walk today. can't wait. >> aren't you part of the women's beach volleyball team. thank you so much. you think after the olympics it will go >> there are many professional teams that use this therapy. it's been going on. thousands of years. a lot of professional sports use it today. >> wait until you see what it.pens now that this guy has thanks so much. >> coming up, we have your morning coffee fix. best brews that brazil has to
brought to brazil in the 18th century, brazil has led the brazil's best in every coffee cup. i did a shoot yesterday. the coffee was lovely. it was strong, which we need. they like it sweet. not as sweet as we like it. she likes coffee mate in hers. >> a lot of people drink it black. if you soften it with milk, it's
olympics, we like to try out an olympic sport. a few years ago we we want back to the first sport that we attempted and we had some team usa athletes what to do this time around. here is what they said. >> the next sport that they should do is synchronized swimming. >> rugby in rio because it'she >> bmx but they may not make it into work. >> judo and volleyball. it would be interesting to see volleyball, but i would love to see them throw each other. >> gymnastics to get in the tight little uniforms. >> i would say soccer.
>> well, we're going to be in rio and beach volleyball is very iconic and there's some things involved. >> gymnastics. that's what i do. that's just some more tights for them to wear. it would be fun. >> it would be the funniest thing is if they did swimming and in a speedo. i would not want to see it, but would love to hear >> all right. go. >> i don't know about those. >> the synchronized diving would be fantastic. >> are you crazy? >> what if we did a jump with hand gestures? going up to the middle. they're not high. >> synchronized cannon ball. >> cannon ball, that's it. easy. >> okay. >> we're going bring in -- we've
entertaining us. they're the welcome dancers and entertain us and others across the olympic village. when you walk in, you get to see them dance. will you show us a little bit of the dance moves? will you show us? >> okay. we're going to get a quick one. okay. we're ready. >> okay. >> side, >> okay. do it again. >> side, front, side, back. side, front, side back. side, front, side, back. >> can we have some music? we're ready. okay. let's get the music. >> faster.
this is 9news. #??"bo m gary shapiro with the 9news upuuyj:+date. denver police are trying to figure out what led up to a crash where s police tell us the man was involved in some sort c thinking the driver was drunk and police said when officers arrived, the man stabbed himself. we don't know his condition and police are investigating. we have a weather forecast with a hot day in colorado. 90s today that will help develop storms in mountain areas with a couple of storms over the front range later in the day. we are not anticipating tremendous amounts of rain. from aurora through greeley and to the east, we could see
day. that is something we will track through the afternoon. highs in the 90s for most of eastern colorado. we have several areas of showers from the sam wants -- from the san juans through crested butte, and into the front range foothills. evergreen through estes park, some storms. a brief evening storm or two for us, after a hot day. we wind up the pattern tomorrow and start ringing temperatures front comes through with a lot