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good morning. 100 andcounng. team usa hits a medals milestone. ashton eaton winning gold in the decathlon to retain his title as the world's greatest athlete and jamaica's usain bolt once again. and vandals not victims. overnight two of the u.s. swimmers involved in that gas station incident with ryan lochte leave rio after surveillance video proves they weren't robbed. a swimmer agreeing to donate $11,000 to get his passport back and u.s. officials issue an apology for their behavior today, friday, august 19th, 2016.
into the home straightaway. >> the first ever olympic gold medal for a woman's wrestler in u.s. history. >> bolt comes off with a lead and now he's really working. >> 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. >> good morning, welcome to our last special split edition of "today" during the summer olympics. i'm matt lauer along with hoda kotb on copacabana beach. savannah is back in new york city. take a look down from the chopper above. some of our athletes from team usa spelling it out for us here on the beach. included in that group, seven medal winners from thursday that
medals including ashton eaton, the world's greatest athlete times two winning the decathlon yesterday. >> by the way, that's a beautiful sight from up above. very nice. >> don't get any wrong, i'm looking forward to going home but i'm going to miss it here. >> it's been blast on the beach and fun with the athletes. we have a lot coming up. as we said, overnight in that robbery scandal involving four american swimmers including ryan lochte. two of the swimmers heading home overnight after speaking with police. but we still haven't heard from ryan lochte. what does this mean for his future, for his endorsements? we'll talk to bob costas about that and then we'll look back at what an incredible two weeks it's been at the venues and here on our set, right? >> it's really been great. let's go back to new york and check in with savannah on this
>> i'm all smiles because you guys are coming back. we'll get you caught up on politics. in a surprising shift from donald trump as he does something he's never done on the campaign trail. he expressed regret for making statements that he says have caused some people pain. we'll hear from him in just a bit. for now, we'll send it back to you in rio. >> all right, savannah. thank you very much. let's talk about that scandal that continues to evolve. it involves those u.s. swimmers including ryan lochte. their claims of being robbed have now been officials. the usoc apologizing. keir simmons is at the gas station where it all happened. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is the gas station that you're about to see in security footage. what's stunning this morning is that an altercation here could turn into an international incident. as you can see, there are security cameras surrounding this gas station.
come out. overnight a brokered deal with brazil. jimmy feigen's attorney saying the swimmer agreed to donate $11,000 to a brazilian charity to resolve the case. >> anything you would like to say to your supporters? >> reporter: hours earlier, gunnar bentz and jack conger allowed to leave brazil after giving statements to police their brazilian lawyer is taking a shot at ryan lochte telng any journalists or lie to any journalists. they were just quiet and didn't know what was happening. the usoc now confirming the police version of events investigators saying the gold medalists were never robbed. evidence security video from early sunday. at 5:47 a.m., swimmers ryan lochte and jimmy feigen are seen
head toward the back of the gas station near the bathrooms. a minute later the four emerge followed by a gas station employee. concerned because the swimmers had vandalized the bathroom. that's one of the security cameras that filmed the footage. the swimmers walk through here and further down as you can see an advertisement appears to have been pulled from the wall. at the back are restrooms that were badly damaged. we can see no s the swimmers return to their cab. at 6:09 their driver gets in and security guard approaches reaching out. it's unclear if he has something in his hand. at 6:12 after a discussion, the swimmers exit the taxi. at 6:14 we see a different angle. in the upper left you can see swimmers put their hands up and sit down. a guard approaches them with his hand on the hip. one of the guards told
weapon to gain control of four large athletes one of whom was getting aggressive. the guards let them go after they handed over $50 to pay for the bathroom damage. this is a very different story from the one lochte first told "today's" bush. >> these guys came out with a police badge. no lights. no nothing. police badge. they pulled us over. then the guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it. put it to my forehead. >> reporter: in the days since that interview lochte changed details but sticking to the story they were robbed. the american embarrassment forcing usoc to apologize to the people of brazil. the behavior of these athletes is not acceptable nor does it represent the values of team usa or the conduct of the vast majority of its members.
occurs not here at the gas station but beside it at the car wash. this is where you can see in that security footage the swimmers sitting at the curbside. they are having a conversation with gas station officials. what swimmers say is there was no one there who spoke english. brazilian officials say there was a translator. the swimmers, perhaps, didn't understand why they were being asked for money. brazilians saying they made it perfectly clear. perhaps all of this was lost in translation. guys? >> all right, keir, thank you very much. we can confirm that gunnar bentz and gunnar bentz have landed back in the united states. we've spoken to jimmy feigen this morning. he confirmed that he has revised the statement he originally gave to the police. he's agreed to pay that $11,000 in restitution. that will get him his passport back. he's not in possession of his passport right now. he hopes to get it soon and then
>> not yet. bring in nbc's bob costas, host of prime time show here on nbc. there have been so many incredibly great stories over the last couple weeks. this story is dominating the headlines over the last three days, bob. in the future, will this be seen as a footnote to these games or something more? >> i think it might be more than a footnote. it's not going to be a dominant story. so many historic things sportswise happened here and although we have crossed and a weekend back, there have been a few glitches but by in large none of the things we feared about olympics in rio have come to pass. they've done a good job hosting. people have been wonderful. we've all had a good experience and we have come away with dozens and dozens of memories of great sports events and people we met and interacted with so this while i'm not trying to mip minimize it, this won't be something in the end that's at the top of the list or even
sensitive spot in rio the fact that there were these robbers with badges and things like that. how much bigger did it get because of this? >> they are rightly concerned with the image of rio as a place that has security you associate with olympics and terrorism aside, they have a legitimate issue with street crime. nobody deies this. if this had been true, they want the world to believe they would whoever was responsible. if it turns out not to be true, they don't want this to besurge their reputation. >> what's the future for these swimmers particularly ryan lochte in terms of endorsement and future in the sport? what's the impact? >> he's the bold face name. the others more or less get a pass. people forget about it or say they were younger not a big deal. he's the central figure. as you said, swimmers make most
millions and millions of dollars. >> bob, stick around. he'll be back in our next half hour and we'll talk about the question are we seeing the best athletes? is this perhaps the best u.s. team ever in rio. speaking of actual competition, usain bolt, the world's fastest man was back on the track last night as team usa reached a special milestone. natalie is here with all of the highlights. >> really great number. our athletes have now 100 medals games. seven of them coming on thursday while usain bolt struck gold again. the fastest man alive usain bolt rushing the competition in the 200 meters. >> he makes it look easy. >> winning the sprint in three consecutive olympics. bolt's parents looking on as their son made history. prior to the race, bolt teasing
in the race, the olympic champ breaking out early and never looking back. but despite another gold, bolt was disappointed he did not break 19 seconds. >> i'm always happy for the win, but i wanted the fastest time. >> bolt said rio will be his last olympics going for a triple triple. gold meldals in 100, 200 and relay in three straight olympics. >> there he is. that's the heart of a champion. >> it was also night for team usa racking up five gold medals. american ashon eaton maintaining the title of the world's greatest athlete. >>en behind me throughout all these years, this is for them. >> enduring two days of gruelling competition to win back-to-back olympic gold in the decathlon. >> muhammad is out fast. >> in the 400 meter hurdles. dalilah muhammad the first american to win gold in the
spencer taking the bronze. on the men's side, winning gold in the 400 hurdles. and in the shot put, american ryan crouser also grabbing gold with a new olympic record and a silver delivering a one-two punch in the even gold overcoming the three-time olympic champion from japan crying tears of joy from the podium. >> i didn't start as a tough girl. i lacked a lot of self-confidence and wrestling has given me that. >> american women steam rolled france winning their semifinal match getting set to face spain
round. and finally a relay redo for the american women initially failing to qualify in the 4x100 meter relay after allyson felix made contact with a brazilian runner. >> they dropped the stick. >> causing this botched baton handoff but americans were allowed to run again. >> she has the baton. >> in take two, americans managed to qualify for tonight's finals. remain unchanged. u.s. and china, great britain and china. u.s. with a commanding lead there. take a look at that number for team usa. 100 through thursday. the fourth straight summer games of 100 medals or more. how much do we love that? and coming up today, the men's and women's 4x100 relay. the gold medal match in women's soccer. it will be sweden versus germany. the game to watch for sure.
you mentioned that gold for ashton eaton in the decathlon. the world's greatest athlete is on with us at copacabana beach. can we just say the world's greatest athlete times two. how does it feel the second time around? >> i'm a little bit more sore now. it feels good. >> this is one of these things that goes over two days. you're known for building up the lead. how were you feeling going into the second day. did you t lead? >> i have to admit there were times when i was doubtful. it was a good thing because there's these young kids coming up really pushing me. that challenge is what i thrive on. i rose to the challenge. i'm glad i did. >> on thursday during pole vault you had that amazing pouch. the emotion you showed said it
i'm not sure if this is in the bag. i think at that moment i knew that all my training not just for the last four years but really my whole life, physical and mental, led up to that point. >> all comes down to the 1,500 meter. how much pressure were you feeling standing at the beginning of that race? >> you know what? normally i'm very nervous. i feel a lot of pressure. i'm willing to run myself into the hospital if i have to to get this. i was actually in a cold shower beforehandhi ashton? i made a pact with myself. yes, if i have to go to the hospital to run that hard, i'll do it. >> you have ridiculous criticism for wearing canadian cap when in reality your beautiful bride who is here with us is from canada. you were cheering her on. >> you competed. you won bronze as well. how do you guys split the focus?
spouse is doing. >> it's easy for me because i went first. it was tougher for ashton. i don't know how he does it. >> i got inspiration from her. four years ago she walked into our coach's office after getting 11th in the games. she said i want to be on the podium. to see that transition and make that dream a reality was powerful. >> are we going to sit with both of you in tokyo? >> oh man. >> no pressure. >> no idea. >> we can say t loved and enjoyed everything up until now. >> okay. >> thank you so much. world's greatest athlete times two. thank you. we'll have much more from rio just ahead. don't forget you can catch nbc's prime time coverage of these olympic games 8:00, 7:00 central and the spectacular closing ceremony sunday night here on nbc. let's go back to savannah in new york. >> all right, guys. in the news this morning, we
florida. at least two more cases apparently traced to miami beach. nbc's kerry sanders is there for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the florida department of health confirms there are now 35 cases of locally acquired zika in south florida. the majority of those have been concentrated in a neighborhood in miami called wynwood but now sources are telling nbc news that the health officials strongly suspect that they have miami beach. acquired again from local mosquitos. to get at that this morning, the mosquito control efforts on the beach have taken off with a vengeance. they are spraying insecticide and at risk not just pregnant women but also a tourism industry here valued at $24
department of health have not confirmed cases at miami beach but we have confirmed that cases are being investigated and the battle on the beach is now a full-on war. >> we have all hands on deck. this has been going on since january. i wouldn't want to be a mosquito on miami beach. that's for sure. >> reporter: to try to get an understanding of how important this is here, not only $24 billion but since zika was discovered in south tourism, advance booking at hotels, dropped 72%. of course we need to factor into that it's the end of summer, people are getting back to school and getting kids ready so it may not be directly linked to zika but it's something they're watching closely here. >> absolutely. tourism important where you're standing. thank you. we move to the presidential race and rare admission from donald trump. the republican nominee expressing regret for the first time during the campaign for
nbc's hallie jackson is in charlotte where trump had a rally last night. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. for donald trump and his running mate from charlotte to baton rouge making an unexpected stop in louisiana to tour the flood damage there. it's not the only surprise from trump. as you mentioned, it's something we've almost never heard from him. this rare admission of regret about as close to an apology as he's ever humble in charlotte. listen. >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. [ applause ]
it. >> reporter: trump today is rolling out his first general election ad hitting hillary clinton and touting his own immigration policy. he's on the air and on attack going after president obama and by extension hillary clinton after the state department confirmed a $400 million payment to iran was tied with the release of detainees and clinton making news of the clinton foundation saying if she's elected president, the foundation will stop accepting foreign and domestic donations. >> matt, i love your shirt. also, if you like getting caught in the rain -- >> this isn't pop. all right. thank you.
that shirt. just so you know. >> has its own account. >> out west we still have heat. not helping fire danger throughout california. gusty winds in the mountains. dry, warm into the weekend. you can see red flag warnings and we're also looking at record heat in the pacific northwest. look at these temperatures. records today and saturday. cooler into next week. in the meantime from seattle all of the way down to medford we're digits. not feels like but actual air temperatures getting down into northern california. northern california. we're going to get to poor northern california. we're going to get to foster kid black immigrant cancer patient small muslim
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we've been showing the beautiful beach all week long. now we're going to show you a great sight here at the beach. we're back at 7:30 on a friday morning. and take a look at all of the athletes from team usa who have come to join us on this friday morning. getting a nice welcome from the crowd here. >> so emotional. beautiful. beautiful. we're going to get you caught up on all of the olympic headlines. u.s. olympic committee is
including ryan lochte who will claimed they were victims of an armed robbery. investigators determined that's not what happened. the group actually vandalized a gas station bathroom. gunnar bentz and jack conger were allowed to leave rio last night arriving in the u.s. this morning and jimmy feigen agreed to pay nearly $11,000 in restitution to get his passport back. that money goes to charity. >> last night was a big one in track and field. usain bolt cruised to gold for the third straight olympic. american ashton eaton won a second straight gold in the decathlon and delilah muhammad became the first woman to win gold in the 400 women's hurdles. >> and the women's basketball team will advance to the final. they will play spain on saturday.
>> let us begin with a rare do over at the olympics. a baton botched appeared to drop the women out of the relay. defending champs filed an appeal and given another shot at making tonight's final. >> felix now to garner. >> they dropped the stick. the united states is out. >> a botched baton exchange leaving team usa frustrated. >> see if we >> i felt contact and it tripped me up. >> allyson felix quick on her feet kept hope alive encouraging her teammates to finish the race so they could file an appeal. the successful protest disqualifying brazil and giving americans a relay redo. a race against the clock alone on the track a shot at
chance to qualify for tonight's final. >> she has got the united states in the final. >> we definitely feel vindicated. our job was to come out and qualify for the finals the first time. we bounced back. we're confident. >> team usa once again in the running as it prepares to defend its gold medal from the 2012 london games. >> it's been tough no doubt. i have an amazing team and these ladies have lifted me and encourage me just to keep going. advance to the final but they did so with the fastest qualifying time and you can see that race tonight here on nbc. >> let's get a check of the weather right now from al. >> this is pretty -- this is amazing really. look at this. a parade of olympic athletes all here on our deck just hanging out. all together. look at this. you're not going to see this anywhere else, ladies and
how exciting is this? wow. all right. i'm just going to walk back again because i can. let's show you what's going on as far as your weather as we head into the weekend. upper midwest looking at some strong storms from minneapolis all of the way back into the mid plains and down into texas. there's a meandering front that will cause problems bringing strong storms from iowa into oklahoma. tomorrow from chicagon dallas. heaviest rain is going to be focused down in texas where over the next several days we'll be looking at anywhere from 3 to 5 inches. some areas locally could pick up
>> don't forget get that weather any time you need it on the weather channel on cable. so proud. >> that's amazing, al. coming up. what pressure usain to moments before the biggest race of his life. >> first, taking the game to new heights. is rio the greatest gathering of is rio the greatest gathering of olympic champions ever is rio the greatest gathering of olympic champions ever hi!
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indelible mark. phelps, ledecky, biles, final five, it's like a mt. rushmore of modern sport showcasing a stunning cast of stars. in the pool -- >> michael phelps is going to do it again. katie ledecky looks like she'll win another olympic gold. >> on the track. >> usain bolt still invincible. >> and through the air. >> that is an olympic gold medal winning moment. games aren't nearly the best in the world but perhaps the best ever. >> a u.s. sweep. the first in olympic history. >> one more time for the ages. >> michael phelps calling it a career after a record 23 gold medals. >> done, done, done. >> with five coming here in rio. >> michael phelps is going to do it again. phelps passing the swimming torch to katie ledecky.
meter free by more than 11 full seconds. >> this is something historic we have here. >> team usa clinching gold number 1,000. >> because you won the 1,000th medal, you get this framed picture. >> equally unparalleled, the u.s. women's gymnastics team. the final five winning all-around by a mile. margin of victory the biggest in history. the olympicto higher, stronger. this summer at these games here in rio, athletes are living up to that greatness. that mantra on display at newsstands. "sports illustrated" calling them the greatest and "people" crowning america's sweethearts and the freakishly past usain bolt after cementing his place as the world's fastest man for the third consecutive games tonight looking to complete an
world his signature celebration one last time. and usain bolt's jamaican team and u.s. face off in a sprint relay showdown. bolt is looking for another three-peat this evening. a win would earn him a ninth gold tying him for most track and field medals ever for a man or woman. >> peter, thank you very much. >> look at us. >> bob upstaged. no pressure, bob. is this the greatest gathering, not only team usa but all of the athletes here in rio, the greatest gathering of olympic athletes ever? >> you could make that case. i think peter used the term mt. rushmore. if there is a mt. rushmore of olympics all-time, usain bolt and michael phelps are obviously on it.
farewells here. simone biles is already the greatest gymnast of all-time and debuts here. who knows what katie ledecky may do. everything happens in context. i think back to 1960, we did a piece called wonders of rome. wilma rudolph was in the games in basketball team was all college players then including jerry west and oscar robinson on the same team. you can make an argument. with these people standing behind me, i'll say this is the greatest collection of olympians ever. [ applause ] >> can we talk michael phelps for just one second. he had a couple stumbles in london.
>> not after seeing him in omaha and talking to him in omaha. he was in better shape physically and emotionally than at 27. he achieved what he hoped to. he did not surprise me. nothing he does surprises me. >> what about someone like katie ledecky. is she a once in a generation athlete? >> for this generation, yeah. i don't know that she'll rank as greatest of all-time. it's a subjective she won a gold medal at age 15. it isn't just that she won as often as she did here, she out distanced everybody. if the 1,500 was an olympic event for women as it is for men, she would have won that going away as well. and her range from the 200 to the 1,500 is incredible. >> just a little bit of a footnote here, the glasses, you're not trying to tell me something, are you? >> i'm trying to tell you -- >> i'm leaving tonight.
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to its impressive run at rio and ashton eaton takes home gold in the decathlon retaining his title as the world's greatest athlete and usain bolt does it again. dashing to gold in the 200 meter race. his second three-peat of the game. and model behavior. >> wow. >> you look good. >> al and i shop until we drop with super models as we try on some of brazil's hottest trends.
approaching the finish line. >> a gold medal in the final olympic race of his career. >> from the medals and milestones to the surprises and sights on our final morning in rio we'll look back at the highlights and fun we've had "today," friday, august 19th, 2016. >> let's go team usa! >> i'm on the "today" show in rio. >> we miss you, savannah! ??
>> wow. >> all right. welcome back, everyone, to our final special split edition of "today" from rio and from new york. we're just hanging out with the people on copacabana beach. >> we need to vote on matt's shirt. matt's shirt, yeah? thumbs down. >> that means i don't have to which is good. >> hold on a second. >> let's bring in savannah. she's back in new york. savannah, we are just a couple days away from getting back to you. >> two thumbs up for the shirt. it has been so lonely and boring around here without you guys. just ahead, we're going to give you a little peek at what i've been doing here at 30 rock to entertain myself for the past two weeks. that's just ahead this morning. >> we're looking forward to
and overnight developments on that incident involving ryan lochte and three teammates. peter alexander is here with the latest on that. >> this story has been developing about as fast as these guys race through the pool these days. two american swimmers returned home to the u.s. touching down in miami after resolving their status with brazilian police. also new this morning, a third swimmer jimmy feigen telling police he gave police a revised statement about tha n closer to finally heading home. overnight hours after giving statements to brazilian authorities, american swimmers jack conger and gunnar bentz allowed to fly out of rio. their lawyer says they were never charged with anything and never investigated. they were just witnesses. this is surveillance video that has ryan lochte and three olympic teammates in hot water.
from gas station surveillance cameras prove that lochte lied when he said they were robbed at gunpoint. they vandalized a restroom before armed security staff stopped them from leaving demanding they pay for the damage. lochte is already back in the u.s. this morning jimmy feigen tells nbc news he's been asked to pay nearly $11,000 to resolve the case. the usoc apologizing releaing a statement in part saying the behavior of these athletes is notcc represent the values of team usa or the conduct of the vast majority of its members. despite the distraction, more thrills on the track. soup star sprinter usain bolt playing to the crowd before the 200 meter. >> and there's the gun as bolt jumps out of the blocks. >> adding to his legend becoming the first man to win gold in three consecutive olympics in the 100 and 200 sprints. >> he makes it look easy. >> later celebrating with fans
lightning bolt pose. now preparing for what he says will be his last olympic race. the men's 4x100 relay tonight. >> it's a team event. i know it will be fun and exciting. i'm looking forward to it. >> for team usa, the hurdlers hauling in more gold. americans dalilah muhammad winning in the hurdles. american ashton the decathlon vaulting, hurling, sprinting to the gold for a second straight games. >> the world's greatest athlete. >> eaton talking about his achievement earlier on "today." >> there's these young kids coming up really pushing me and that challenge is what i thrive on and i rose to the challenge and i'm glad i did. >> the first woman to ever win
and in men's beach volleyball, brazil adding to the host country's gold medal count. the dynamic duo pulling off a stunning victory over italy in front of a raucous hometown crowd. >> the dream has come true for brazil. >> taking back the title for the first time since 2004. so with seven more medals on thursday, team usa brought their total to 100 in all way out in britain, ahead of russia as well. 22 more to be handed out today. today women's soccer gold medal game, sweden versus germany. i was at athletes village. swedish king was greeting players. these guys are going home for royal treatment when they're done with these games. >> we talk about medals but for us it's been great to hang out with you guys.
thank you so much. let's go back to savannah in new york. she has the other top stories of the morning. savannah? >> let's catch you up. this morning donald trump released his first tv ads of the general election. also he plans to visit flood victims in baton rouge today after a rally in north carolina where the first time he acknowledged some of the things he had said during this presidential race may have gone too far. >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speakinn multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. and believe it or not, i regret it. >> meantime hillary clinton met thursday in new york city with top police officials from around the country. she called for restoring bonds of trust between police officers and communities. for the first time, a member of the obama administration has
iran in january and release of four american captives there. on thursday defense department spokesman john kirby said the payment was used for negotiating leverage. he also acknowledged the money was withheld until the americans left iran but the white house denies the payment was ransom insisting it was money owed to iran for a failed 1970s arms deal. been lifted in san bernardino, california. firefighters made significant progress thursday and the fire was 22% contained by last night. now, although it's been slowed, the fire is still threatening canyon and hillside communities east of los angeles. the zika virus may be spreading in south florida. health officials are investigating two new zika cases possibly tied to miami beach. it's one of the world's top tourist destinations of course.
there is no epidemic or outbreak. earlier this month federal health officials urged pregnant women to avoid miami's wynwood neighborhood because of zika infections that started there. we may have the beginnings of a new olympic sport. see what you think. snake wrangling. these workers in rio have the havoc of removing a snake spotted on the olympic golf course on thursday. they did manage to catch it and high degree of difficulty with that work. we'll send it back to the guys in rio. >> all right, savannah. thank you very much. up next, synchronized swimming in the spotlight. is it the most captivaing sport of these games. >> and moments that will define the 2016 olympic games. we get set to say good-bye to rio. >> al and i go on a shopping
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"what's trending today" from rio. >> usain bolt is the man of the morning winning gold in 100 and 200 meter races. how does this guy get ready for a race? >> how? >> he does what hoda does. he dances and he sings. other runners take a lap around the track. they get warmed up before the race. not usain. he puts on his lost in the music oblivious to what's going on around him. you know what? it works for him. >> i want to know what he's listening to. >> i want his playlist. >> we'll show you a sweet moment from the triathlon that happened. way out in front. he's leading by so much that he stops running and he walks to the finish line. he then collapses to the ground. a few seconds later the second place finisher comes along.
that's his younger brother. >> i love that. >> he crosses the finish line and he, too, falls to the ground. brothers taking gold and silver in the race. they're so overcome they embrace on the ground. >> that's fantastic. >> brotherly love. that's everything right there. beautiful. >> billy, what is it you always tell me, you love synchronized swimming more than any other sport in the olympics? >> i do. >> especially when al -- we we're there every night. >> al and i have done it. >> it was epic. >> people don't see a lot of it. the event unfolds so fast it can be easy to miss how incredible these rouines are. look at these stunning pictures. they show how athletic these ladies are. they flip through the air and the water twisting and turning upside down all underneath the
this. they perform in perfect harmony. we did try it. we almost drown. >> we really did. it was not pretty. >> i feel sorry for the underwater camera. >> billy, "pop start." >> here we go. this morning we're looking at some of the most liked olympic moments from the stars. here we go. instagram sent us the numbers. they say this. the top three posts all involve -- don't be too surprised -- zac efron. aside from that the other top posts users love this photo. gisele was a big hit on instagram. her picture from opening ceremony catwalk racked up big numbers. and adriana lima released this photo and alessandra ambrosio
that's your "pop start." >> mr. roker, a check of the weather. >> looking at more wet weather. a cooling trend. good news for parts of the country that have just been dealing with all this heat. look at the temperatures dropping back into the 70s and 80s back through the plains. we see that cooling trend making its way all of the way down into the southeast. unfortunately in the northeast it doesn't get until later in the weekend and
>> announcer: "today's" olympic moment is sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. >> are you ready for "today's" olympic moment? an upset for the ages producing the first gold medal ever for a u.s. woman in wrestling. take a two world champions going head to head. the difference huge. the u.s., a reigning world champion against japan, a three-time olympic gold medallist who had not lost a match in four years. the first period ending.
turn. >> big second period. >> getting the first takedown. and then pushing her opponent out of bounds gaining another point. >> able to get the push out on the edge. >> 4-1 with 30 seconds left. it was too late. >> the first ever olympic gold medal for a woman's wrestler in u.s. history. she does it against the nearly unbeatable japan. >> her third loss in 14 years. >> both women in tears for very different reasons. >> i did not start as a tough girl so i lacked a lot of self-confidence and wrestling has given me that. to have a gold medal, i'm on the mat, really, me? >> the stunning upset and incredible history making moment.
us. wait. >> in the flesh. >> here she is with her gold medal. >> congratulations. that was amazing. i kind of liked what you said about how you couldn't believe that you were the one who was going to win it. that you had insecurities. it makes us all feel like we can sort of relate to you. that's part of who you are, huh? >> definitely. i think i looked at being a gold medallist as this elite club and you had to be perfect in order in my training leading up, i was lacking confidence because i was looking perfection realizing i was never going to find it. once i took a step back and my pastor told me christ is in you and you're enough. >> so nice. >> where are you going to keep your gold medal? >> right now around my neck. >> don't take it off. >> i'm hoping it will weigh me down.
you can keep it anywhere you want. congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> coming up, matt and al go shopping with some supermodels. >> first, a look back at exhilarating, inspiring and memorable games in rio. >> the waiting is finally over. >> go usa! >> the games are under way. >> the most >> usain bolt still invincible. >> superman is hanging up the cape. michael phelps, count them, 20 gold medals. >> number 20 in the books. >> one more time for the ages. >> a gold medal in the final olympic race of his career. >> i wanted to come back and finish my career how i wanted. >> thank you for giving us a
>> we are the final five! >> that is an olympic gold medal winning moment. >> gold and silver medalist, one, two for team usa. >> there it is. >> oh boy. >> wow. >> laurie hernandez. >> do you remember you said that if a certain per you would need a defibrillator. do you remember that? >> live from the copacabana beach! >> boomer, let me start with you. what's the best moment of your
michael doing the face. >> usain bolt, the first man in history to win three 100 meter races in a row. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> that's allyson felix, the most decorated u.s. woman in olympic track and field history. >> it is a u.s. sweep. >> >> it's encouraging that a simple act of kindness resonates with people. >> he stumbled on that first hurdle. he gets up and he keeps going. >> having a parade. >> we did it. we got the shot. >> amazing match so far, isn't it, billy? hoda, you're enjoying it, right?
>> katie ledecky smashes her own world record. looks like she's going to win another olympic gold and she does. manual is going to do it. >> the americans have gold again. >> i didn't have that many people to look up to. hopefully it inspires other african-americans to get involved in the sport. >> seeing your face during that ceremony, that's why we love covering the olymcs >> he won gold and he won so many hearts. >> the world's greatest athlete ashton eaton. >> the united states has won the bronze. >> we didn't lose. we won this. >> dalilah muhammad to win the
david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family,
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she's put news the mood all morning long. >> if there's music that makes you feel like you have a warm hand on your heart, it's what she's singing right now. that's beautiful. brazilian musical culture for the games playing for the most high profile events. >> coming up, matt and to do shopping. we'll show you what we tried on and purchased. we'll see matt's modeling it right now. we hit the stores with alessandra ambrosio and adriana lima. >> another day shopping with models. >> don't forget good times from these games are heading back to the plaza. we want you to deck yourself out to show us your olympic spirit. come to the plaza for a chance to win $25,000. we'll take one person each day
ball pit. you find it, you get the $25,000. >> we'll keep going every day through thursday until somebody finds that winning ball. you can check out today.com for more info on that story. >> all right. we told you that we got to 100 medals for team usa. we're surrounded by seven athletes that helped us get to that total so we want them to introduce themselves and tell us what they did on summer vacation. >> i got gold in 400 hurdles. >> dalilah muhammad, gold in 400 meter hurdles. >> i'm ryan krauser. >> gold medal in women's wrestling. >> often times we don't get a chance to say where you're from.
the trip to rio. where are you from? >> i'm from the great state of oregon. i want to let everyone know back home that this one was for you. thanks for the support. >> i'm from trinidad originally. i live in gainesville, florida. thank my family for being here and witnessing history. >> i'm from queens, new york. my beautiful sister, i love you so much. >> i'm from indianapolis, indiana. i have my beautiful family wonderful support system back home in indy. >> i'm from oregon but my hometown is called boring, oregon. >> not anymore. >> not too much. just like to say thank you to everybody back home especially my training partner. he didn't make it, but i wouldn't be here without him. >> i'm from pennsylvania. i want to thank my friends and family who couldn't be here and the 14 family members i have
they've been following me nonstop and i don't think they slept since they've been here. thank you to them. thank you so much. >> i'm from maryland. i want to thank everyone back home. i have my family here. carrie, i know you're watching. you love the show. >> let us bring savannah back in. she's in the control room back home where apparently you've been spending a lot of time we hear. >> this is my new the people that make this show possible. it's been so fun. we've been seeing how much fun you've been having in rio. i want you to know i have not been twiddling my thumbs. trying to keep myself busy. take a look. >> we'll send it back to the folks in rio. >> natalie is here with the roundup. good morning. >> 7:16. let's send it back to the guys in rio. >> with zac efron. >> her voice goes up four
>> and we're clear. you're all set. >> "today" show. matt lauer is not here right now. do you want his e-mail address. sure. it's easy. >> what is trump thinking about? he's actually talking about possibly -- >> still running a dr. doolittle campaign. >> i'm sorry. hold on. are you doing okay? >> hi. >> >> i am a big fan of the show. we'll talk offline. >> thank you, savannah. >> hi, everybody. i'm al roker from the "today" show. welcome to the behind the scenes tour at nbc studios. >> look up for familiar faces. you never know who you might see. savannah, are you doing the tour? good to see you. >> are you willie geist? >> i am. >> can you take a picture of the two of us. >> sure.
where we assemble the "today" show. they're putting it together while they're out in rio. >> all right, everybody. standby. animation and music. five, four, three, two, one. animate. fade up. music. okay. roll 81. standby animation. animate d dissol music. standby. cue matt. >> easy like that. >> i'll take it. >> impressive. >> amazing. >> wow. >> you have a director in you. >> we'll make sure you're not bored. >> barking orders came natural to me. can i just say, being here and getting to hang out with our crew and in this control room has given me even more respect for what they do every day.
day. i'm so proud of them. it's been really, really fun. just wanted to give a shout-out to them. also, apparently they eat dog food here at the control room or this is my reminder to tease that next week on the show we have a great surprise. we're getting a new puppy. this is going to be a puppy with a purpose and we'll tell you about that purpose next week. i have a little sneak preview. i'll show you a picture of the litter. >> which one? >> our little guy is in there. find out which one. how cute. >> so cute. >> really cute. >> adorable. >> glad you made yourself useful while we were gone. >> exactly. >> can't wait to see you. >> by the way, since you couldn't be here, we decided to pick up a few things for you. a basket of gear for your family from team usa shop.com.
you brought me my girlfriend jenna. she's back. thank you so much. >> we couldn't bring you any drinks so we brought you baby clothes. >> so cute. >> we love you. it wasn't the same without you. >> thank you so much. >> you popped. >> i did pop. matt, you're going to have to hoist me on the chair next week. you'll see. you'll need >> see you next week. thank you so much. >> see you next week. >> we'll see you. take care. jenna, thank you very much. how about your portuguese lesson? >> our very last one. feeling misty. all right. so, natalie, how do we say we've had great time in rio. >> you give it a shot. go ahead.
>> here we go. >> that's your latest weather. >> we've been legends all week long. this morning here's a legend for you. michael johnson, 12-time gold medallist and olympic world champion starting in the early '90s. close to a decade on top racking up world records in gold medals thrilling us at the '96 games in atlanta. >> he's here in rio as a commentator for bbc and involved in los angeles 2024 olympic bid.
michael, good morning. >> good morning. >> wow. how has it been watching usain bolt for you? >> it's been fantastic. he's been so amazing for the sport of track and field and for the olympics. not only a fantastic talent on the track but he entertains the crowd. he's having such a good time. it's all authentic. in 2008 when he first came on the scene doing all of this stuff, everyone is like he's arrogant. everyone has embraced him over the years and realize it's who he is. he's fantastic. >> he makes it look so easy on the track. let's look ahead. 2024, can l.a. get it done? >> absolutely. our bid is sustainable and as you know the cost of hosting the games have become astronomical. over 80% of the venues are in
making an athlete centered games but also an amazing experience for the fans. >> we have our fingers crossed. you are a big part of it. good luck to you guys. >> appreciate it. >> bring back some great memories as well. >> coming up next, tirico! >> mike is going to hand out his cheers and his jeers from the
rio olympics. first, on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc. a nth after 9/11, i got a call from david and he told me he was going into the national guard. he was sent to iraq to be a gunner on a humvee. a car pulled up in the driveway and three soldiers got out, and the sound of their boots as they came up those stairs will, will stay with me the rest of my life. you have moments when you really don't want to live anymore,
i felt such a sense of outrage. ...wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably... i would like to tell donald trump what
it feels like, the sense of emptiness, that only losing a child can bring. those people should be honored and treated with kindness for the rest of their life, and i don't think that donald trump will ever understand that.
>> we're talking cheers and jeers. number one? >> katie ledecky. you can go phelps. so many performances. katie ledecky i'll never forget the performance because it was mike mom and ducklings following behind her. something i'll never forget. >> you love the return of golf after 112 years. >> we talked about this last week. justin rose winning proved that major champion could win a gold medal and matter just as much if not more. the pride he showe and team gb will stick with me for a long time. >> we talked about how usain bolt makes it looks so easy. >> not just that he wins. it's the style. i was there last night. when he walked in, the whole building changed. usain bolt, the chants and then the way he celebrates. >> you're number one jeer i would agree with involves the goalie for u.s. women's soccer team, hope solo.
saying swedish team were cowards in their style of play. they built an amazing house that u.s. women's team stands on, for hope to act that way hurt a little bit. i think they know that shouldn't be the way they act. >> it was disappointing. >> sports brings nations together that are sometimes at odds. in judo when the egyptian athlete didn't shake the hand of the losing. >> everyone who saw this said, you know what, that's not what the spirit of the olympic games are about. we've seen too much the spirit is there. that was disappointing. >> more than disappointing. that was awful. it's been great having you. thank you. >> up next, al and i do a little shopping in rio with the help of friends.
we're about to peak at the olympics. it was shop until you drop time in rio. >> two of brazil's top models, alessandra ambrosio and adriana lima asked al and i to go shopping. i said i didn't want to go. al said we should really do this. >> what! >> shopping trip. looking for that brazilian style. >> we need a couple >> hello. how are you? >> worked out nicely. >> we'll shop first at this beautiful very typical brazilian fashion store. are you ready? >> ready. >> let's go. >> after you. >> i would suggest this. you cannot leave brazil without a t-shirt. >> it looks like what i actually
>> speedos. >> adriana, seriously? >> not even to try? >> you know the chances of this are very slim. >> okay. no problem. >> put it on your arm, al. >> a fitting room. >> we're not going together. >> that's up to you guys. that's up to you. >> do you want to go together? >> good luck. >> wow. >> >> thank you. >> you guys look great. >> fantastic on you. >> that's fantastic. very nice. >> you guys are 1 for 1. all right. let's try something else. here we go. >> matt, you forgot to try these. you promised me. >> al, you promised. >> oh boy.
hey, al. do you have yours on? >> i do. >> are you coming out? >> no way. >> good. >> are you ready for your final look? >> yes. i like it. >> turn around. >> my gosh. >> and we have some sunglasses for youys the gold shoes really represent the olympic spirit. the gold medal. >> matt, we need to get you something. some bling. >> thank you so much. >> in the olympic spirit. >> i present you with this laurel and hardy handshake. >> now you know why i bought the shirt.
members of our staff that have done an amazing job. >> great job, guys. >> couldn't have done it without them. >> we want to mention favorite thing here. >> favorite thing just that rio pulled it off. so much negativity and i was so proud of this city and the brazilian people. >> mine were some of the athletes that showed great heroism and sportsmanship like abby d'agostino when she fell. >> i agree. i temple of football and see a game featuring brazil. that was unbelievable. >> i think the time we've all had together. crew, cast, everybody. it's like summer camp. you don't get a chance to bond and have a good time with people. it was really special. >> summer camp. >> let's spend the weekend together. >> there you go. >> time to go home. >> one more installment of the things that have made us smile here in rio.
will stay with me the rest of my life. you have moments when you really don't want to live anymore, it's a fate that i would not wish on anybody, not anybody. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. ...wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say,
she probably... i would like to tell donald trump what it feels like, the sense of emptiness, that only losing a child can bring. r the rest of their life, and i don't think that donald trump will ever understand that.
>> the buttery songs of alexander jackson. so good on a final friday morning, august 19th, 2016. i'm billy bush along with al and nat live in beautiful rio de janeiro for the last time. sad. >> not only a terrific singer but also the daughter of the great atlanta mayor maynard she is terrific. >> amazing. >> you know what? that beautiful music right there, we have to suspend it for a second because our lead story again is lochte. we were just having a debate here. i was playing devil's advocate. i have no dog in the fight here. you guys both seem to be very hopped up that lochte has done the ultimate, the worst thing. that ugly american that travels abroad the way that people look at us sometimes. he's the face of that now.
shadow over these games for a few days now. the other athletes have had this incredible moment to shine and sadly we've been focused on this ridiculousness and he has -- this country is full of so many proud people, and what he did was so embarrassing. i feel like it was an embarrassment. >> we got worked up saying he didn't quite lie. wait. wait. he lied. he lied to you. he lied to matt lauer. lied to his mom. he left his teammates hanging while -- >> he lied about some details. >> there was no robbery. there was no pull over. nobody cocked a gun to his head. he lied. >> calm down. listen. if the security guard is standing in front of you with a badge and is asking for money and you don't speak portuguese --
>> jimmy feigen says there wasn't. there's a different story on that. >> you give me money or you can't leave. >> he lied. >> he embellished. money unwillingly came out of his pocket. >> their car was hit. that's not true. >> gun to the head is a dirty harry moment is a lie. that didn't happen. they weren't sideswiped. >> he created these moments to make himself look like i stared them down in the face. the dirty harry moment. come on. organizing guy. he said, look, does he want an apology? no. these are kids traveling abroad. great athletes and great swimmers. we don't want an apology from them. >> he owes the brazilian people an apology. >> we agree to disagree. >> i'm saying that we talk about video. we haven't seen the video of the vandalism in there. keir simmons did a piece this morning. took anymore in there.
there are certain elements -- >> we'll keep an open mind. >> there was a gun. >> hopefully ryan will come on and give his side of the story. >> we would love to have him here on "today." >> it's not a shining moment and there are embellishing moments and untruths but in the end he shouldn't have lied to his mother. the one he lied to at the beginning was mom and she then got the story out there. >> why create this whole story? ho and allow himself to explain what happened. >> let's go to some history. >> some amazing moments. >> the things that are important. usain bolt making more olympic history last night. we were trying to get home from dinner in time to watch this thing. he becomes the first man ever to win three consecutive men's 200 meter golds. bolt is now 8 for 8 in gold medals in olympic races. looks to make it 9 for 9 tonight
showing that characteristic -- i don't call it swagger. i think it's confidence. before, during and after the race. >> the race is 19 second long. the celebration is 45 minutes long. he stops at every section in the arena and puts on the greatest display of confidence. >> it really is. >> you know what i love about this? in that stand of so many fans and everybody there, everybody bolt, we found one fan who was not maybe a fan of bolt. look at this. right there. the crush of the jamaicans wanting a picture with bolt and this young lady seeming to not wanting to have any of that. >> pick another section, lady. that's jamaican strong. >> says he's going to retire and won't be there for 2020. >> let me have celebration. he'll be 33 on the cusp of 34.
>> he can probably do it until he's 40. >> his strides are so long. other guys are churning like this to get legs moving as fast as he can. >> the picture laughing in the qualifier. >> he crushes the competition. they are far and away. he has a great shot if he does want to continue to compete in tokyo. >> this is his slowest final ever. >> he said he was disappointed. >> why does he slow down in the end. doesn't it look like to you at the end he's got everybody beat and seems little bit. >> i think he's giving it his all but i'll end this in style. >> are you ready to be amazed? >> i want to be amazed. i need to be amazed. >> watch this. this is amazing video. chinese acrobats performing at the rio olympics gymnastics gala. the human jump rope, ladies and gentlemen. get ready to be amazed.
talent." >> it's held every olympics. it's a showcase for athletes to perform their amazing skills. acrobatics not yet an olympic sport. i say after this video, it should be. >> that's outstanding. >> you're the guy that gets thrown up and down. >> the human jump rope. >> should we try it today? >> no. >> no. >> maybe after a couple of these. a few more of these. middle? >> i think it's got to be al. >> i want to be the rope. i want you guys -- >> are you ready for a game? olympic logo game. one thing about the olympics, not everyone may understand what the logos mean. it's like that artistic logo. >> you have this logo quiz. >> we'll do that now. this is logo quiz for you at home and you too.
okay. >> swimming pool. >> polo. >> look at what he's doing. >> diving. >> diving. good. look at the action, guys. this? >> judo. karate.judo. got it right the first time. >> this one? >> gymnastics. >> yes. balance beam gives it this one? wrestling. very good. you got it. now this one -- >> surfboard. kayaking. canoe. >> long jump. >> what is it? >> al, the sport your son loves. >> tae kwon do. the high kick. there you go.
competition. we met pita the flag bearer from tonga and he hasn't competed yet. >> he was up at christ the redeemer. >> i saw him. >> al, what's going on? >> unfortunately we have the heat that continues out west. rain continues down through texas on into arkansas and parts of louisiana. we still have some flooding going on down there. we're watching that. and the east coaas look at these temperatures. air temperatures 90s but feels like 100s into the southeast. air temperatures are in the 100s in southern california. red flag warnings in effect up and down the west coast where look at that portland today, 100 degrees for a high. slight risk of strong storms in the central plains. wet weather in the southeastern
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it is time to bring in the world's greatest athlete. of course we're talking about none other than that ashton eaton who won the decathlon thursday night becoming just the third athlete in history to join the back-to-back club and one half of the world's fittest couple. the other half his b canadian wife, brianne theisen-eaton who took home bronze in women's decathlon. probably the first time you guys get to hang out a little bit. you're a little bit of a house divided. you stay in the usa and brianne you're over in the canada area, right? what's it like getting reunited to enjoy rio. >> it's nice. >> we got to stay in a hotel
we spent the night together in a long time. >> one success is the other. how has it affected competition to be apart? has it allowed you to be focused in what you're doing or more helpful to be together to break everything down and debrief on everything? >> that's a good question. in between the two days we did kind of take care of each other. it's about managing time with these things. i got her dinner. she helped carry my bags and stuff in between just to because you never know how much you'll need. >> you're both these terrific athletes. do you really complement each other? i know sometimes when i'm not feeling up to working out, my wife says, come on, let's do this. do you help each other along in that way? >> i think so. it's very rare we don't feel like going to practice, which is how we know that we love it. we always feel like there's a bigger gain to be made every
going to train. >> it's the times when we're feeling down and frustrated with ourselves that the other one really steps in and says, look, puts things in perspective. we've been there. it's good that i trust in what she thinks because she's gone through it. hopefully she trusts in what i'm saying because show knows i'm going through it. >> you met in oregon in 2008. first date was valentine's day. you took five months, ashton, to get the courage to approach where did you take her? what was the date? >> i don't think he had to get courage. ashton is oblivious to things sometimes. >> come on. >> were you into him? >> yeah. >> he didn't know. >> yeah. >> was it a walk, a movie? >> i was a sophomore in college. she was a freshman. we were on the college budget. we went to olive garden. had the full spread. >> all you can eat salad. >> she drove.
way to have big meals tonight together. >> you have a gold and a bronze. tokyo, are you guys going to try to compete and keep going? >> we have dedicated or thought about up until last night. now it's, like, we're in new territory. we don't even know what tomorrow is going to bring. ashton said do we just sit down at the kitchen table when we get home and be like what are we doing with our lives? we have to think about it. >> regardless if we'reot as athletes, be there as spectators would be cool. >> congratulations. thank you so much for what you guys have done. we really do appreciate it. >> ashton and brianne, congratulations again. amazing. coming up next, will usain bolt do it again before he signs off from the olympics? he's going for a three-peat. three for three in three consecutive olympics. the athletes to watch before the rio olympics come to a close right after this. i knew that if i had ice in my water,
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the olympics may be winding down but the competition is not. get comfy on the couch. a lot of action and great olympians to want this weekend. >> billy and natalie's top picks are featured in today's issue of "usa today." we decided to recruit "usa today's" sport analyst with her top tune in picks. >> i'm doing great. let's get started. billy's pick, usain bolt. dominating the 200 meter last night. what's next? >> he has one more race. he swears this is it. he and the rest of the jamaicans are running in 4x100 relay tonight. they set the olympic record and world record in london. this would be his ninth gold medal. it would be trifecta times three. >> it would tie carl lewis. do we think that usain bolt is
they're going to win this. they are the heavy favorite. >> his coach would like to see him come back to tokyo. it looks like he could run forever. at least for another four years. >> still so young. he has it in him. beating everyone by a long shot. my pick is the u.s. men's basketball team. they've been cutting it close in their games up until the argentina game the other night when it was a blowout. so what they play spain. >> this big. spain has been silver medallists the last two olympics. this should be tight. the americans have won 57 consecutive games including 23 at the olympics. if they get through this -- >> a national black eye if they don't win this, don't you think? >> yes. >> what about women's
more dominant. they're playing spain for the gold medal tomorrow. and this is their sixth gold medal which there is really not a question they're going to win. they won all previous seven games by close to 40 points each. averaging almost 40 points. they've won 48 consecutive games just in the olympics. >> wow. >> they have dominated. ever since uconn. to see them have this career here is incredible. let's turn to more girl i love u.s. women's triathlete. she's got a good shot at gold i hear. >> she's the woman favorite. she went almost two years without losing an individual race and she's actually only lost two individual races since 2014. set a record with 13 consecutive in the world triathlon series and won the event last year here. she knows the course. she's done well on it. she had a blown tire in london
that was such a disappointment. >> it forced her to change her training and sat her on the path that she's been on the last couple years. this would really cap it off with a gold. >> one of the things this afternoon at 3:30, i'm just throwing this in there speaking of girl power, u.s. women's water polo with ashley johnson who is considered one of the best goalies out there. they are going for the gold today. >> yep. and they have been -- defense has been they have really been dominant this olympics. >> good shot at gold. >> al will be there. >> on the way to the airport i'm stopping and watching. thank you so much. we appreciate it. to see billy, natalie and hoda's full pack of athletes, pick up a copy of "usa today" on your newsstand. >> just ahead, what do you get
taking a look at the headlines this morning. health officials are investigating new cases of zika for possible links to miami beach. until now, zika infected mosquitos in florida have been concentrated in miami's wynwood neighborhood. pregnant women were advised not to visit there. officials are considering advisory should be issued for miami beach, which has a $24 billion tourism industry. to politics now, sources tell nbc news that hillary clinton told the fbi that former secretary of state colin powell recommended that she use a private e-mail account for unclassified communication. clinton says powell made the suggestion both at a dinner party shortly after clinton took over at the state department in 2009 and also in an e-mail
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>> 30-year-old american track and field star left the beijing games with gold and silver and in rio scoring another gold for the men's 400 meter hurdles on thursday. congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> first track and field gold for our men in rio. >> thank you. >> what does this feel like? you're up there on that podium. you stand there and you have achieved this >> it's surreal feeling. you've been working very hard. it's just an honor to get on the podium and receive that gold medal and know that all of the hard work is paying off. >> you got silver in beijing. you were injured unfortunately during london. so it was really a comeback for you to come back and get gold. >> of course i had a lot of adversities throughout the years. i kept believing and kept
and knowing that i would get better. 2016 was my redemption year and i had one goal in mind to come to rio and get a gold medal. >> who runs the world? does any of this measure up to being in beyonce's 2011 music video? come on. >> my goodness. that's funny. i was supporting a friend and got chose to be in the that's funny. >> what is she like working with her? she's intense, right? >> she is very talented artist. >> good answer. good answer. >> are you running for office after this? >> i think i am. >> all right. you are truly a mariah carey fan, right? >> i would love to meet her. >> we can help with that. >> you are rooming with ashton.
the gold medals? how fast you're running? >> it was great to be his roommate. he gives me motivation as well. we feed off of each other. i got a gold and he was second. it was great. >> his wife, of course, across the village there. he got you instead of her. an arm accidentally drop on your shoulder there out of habit? >> i think they had separate beds. i think it worked out did you get bunks or separate beds? >> separate beds. >> billy. >> i think we've taken a turn here. >> we're not in college. >> all right. how about a check of the weather?
>> that is your latest weather. >> we figured it was late in the game for us to try our hand at any major olympic sport so we headed down the beach and you wouldn't believe see if we could find something a little more our speed. >> that didn't really work. combining elements of gymnastics, soccer and volleyball in a very unusual way. take a look. the 2016 summer olympic games among the most earth shattering competition. swimming, gymnastics, track and field to being the fierce
intense game of bossaball. >> we're here to play bossaball. it's gymnastics, soccer and volleyball all in one. whose idea was this. >> al. >> the bush man. >> i think al will be our guy in the middle bouncing all of the way up. nice one. >> explain the rules. >> you can touch the ball like volleyball techniques. chest and feet. gain height. while passing it he's gaining height. he tries to put it away. >> where does a couch potato come? >> it's not an air mattress, al. >> usa! >> we got this. one point is a victory. one point is a victory. >> one point is a win.
come on. ?? >> i'm still here. >> with a whopping score of 3-1, al and i took home the gold. where do finest in their sport go to celebrate their win? when in rio, the bar of course. >> >> you did pretty well there actually. >> i don't think so. >> if you're interested in competing, bossaball has been installed in various settings around the world from beaches to resorts, shopping malls, universities. they can be rented for projects and events worldwide. get into it. it's fun. >> it's a little dangerous. >> yes. >> al, you're cooking for us? >> more meat.
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since we've been here. helping us out, team usa gymnasts who are here. welcome. and we have of course over there on the grill, a chef over there hanging out. all right. here we go. we'll get started. this is natalie's favorite. it's the rump steak. it comes close to the back. all you do is sprinkle sea salt on that if you would. >> me? this is a lot of pressure. >> tt' it's basically just the flavor of the meat and look at that layer of fat on top. that drips into the meat. it's fantastic. that's where the flavor is. >> i'm done competing now so we're good. >> we'll slice that in a little bit. next we have ribeye. i love the ribeye because it's got meat. it's got all that fat marbled in between it. it is so good.
>> your favorite. >> i love this. over here, this is the bottom sirloin. again -- >> it's amazing. looks amazing. >> put a lot of salt on that. >> that's a lot of pressure, man. >> you can do it. you have the skills. give us a bam. >> that's it. bam. >> all right. then you have the filet mignon. everybody loves it. >> my dad's favorite. >> bam! >> i've been waiting for this though. >> looks like a cake. >> the beef rib. they put this on the side of
you have parsley. oregano. ground pepper. salt. olive oil and vinegar. garlic. mix that all together. you're going to mix that. >> that's amazing. >> take this over to the grill. >> there we go. >> perfect. >> chef sam for you. >> all right. >> now we bring over the meats. all right. i'm going to give it a try. >> slice this thinly. that's what we do. you just kind of peel it off. i help you out my friend.
>> i've got into meat before. >> there we go. >> al, you need some too. >> hold on, guys. you want some? >> you guys want all of it. >> you've been to one of these before. >> grab a chunk there. >> look at that. >> let's put this over here. >> i wish i could tell you what's next. >> i guess you cut down low, right? >> guys, we'll continue to cut. >> i get all of the meat. >> guys, thank you so much. we want to thank our friends for all of their help here in rio. all of the recipes go to today.com/food. up next, after you medal at the olympics, what's the first thing do you when you get home? our athletes spill the beans
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it's hard to believe the olympic games in rio are drawing to an end. >> it's sad. we've had such a good time. in true olympic fashion, the athletes have gone faster, higher, been stronger and perhaps more than they dreamed of. returns home, what will you do? >> eat. >> sam? >> i'm going to get this giant cookie with heaps of ice cream on top of it. >> you deserve it. >> i've been looking forward to it for a long time. >> here's how everyone else will celebrate getting home. >> that's what an olympic champion looks like. >> gabby douglas. first thing i'm going to do when i get home is just relax.
routine. >> eat a lot of pizza and ice cream with my family. >> this has been her destiny all along. >> eat pizza. >> a return to the olympics has been worth it. >> kiss my dog and do absolutely nothing. >> relax and go to the spa. >> world record by four seconds. she's going to break it. >> first thing i'm going to do when i get home from rio is hop on my bed. >> is catch up with my family. >> win the gold medal in shot put. >> first thing i'm going to do is eat chex mix. >> eat real mexican food. that would be awesome. >> beautiful work. >> my sport is judo and first thing i'm going to do is take a nap. >> take a nap. >> rest. >> first thing i do when i get
when i get home and pick up my dog and grab a beer. >> hug my dog. >> play with my little dog. >> play with my dog. >> first thing i'm going to do when i get home is go on a seven-day 56-mile hiking trip with my buddies. >> lilly king has the lead. she's going to win. it. >> i think the first thing i'm going to do when i get home is settle into my new room in my brand >> first thing i'm going to do when i get home is start planning my wedding. >> first thing i'm going to do when i get home is get married. >> you guys have been awesome. thank you so much. how is your backside, billy? >> i'm toasted back here. >> you know what would burn somebody's butt?
>> when i get home, i'm looked forward to convincing the new york taxi cab commission to watch tv while they drive around. they watch tv. you can watch while driving around. >> what? >> you're allowed to watch tv and drive a cab in brazil. >> that explains a lot. >> they're on the phone.
>> we're back with more from rio. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
she is a 4'8" giant and they're going to spay the "star-spangled banner again. it's the final friday of these games in rio de janeiro. and it begins with the familiar sight of sunny skies on day 14 of the 2016 olympic games. from our studio here at copacabana beach, good morning, welcome along. i'm rebecca lowe. last night, all eyes were on usain bolt in the 200 meters. he won the eighth olympic gold medal of his career.