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'Twas Trending

Published:Monday | August 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Alia Atkinson reacts after finishing eighth in the women's 100 metres breaststroke final at the Olympics Aquatics Centre, Rio de Janeiro, on Monday night.
Usain Bolt looks on as a Brazilian dancer shows him how to do the samba at the Jamaica Olympic Association press conference held at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday.

Are you feeling the Olympic fever? I'm sure you are! Here are some of the exciting highlights, on and off the track, in this week's 'Twas Trending.


Oh, snap!


When French Gymnast Samir Ait did the vault this week, no one expected his horrific accident. But the snap of his leg had everyone on social media cringing and feeling his pain. It sucks that he missed his mark and was incapable of medalling, but that's the nature of the sport - injuries happen.


Alia's eighth place


When Alia Atkinson finished eighth in the 100 metre breaststroke finals this week, everyone felt her defeat as if it were their own. Everyone expected her to medal, maybe even win. Since then, the bandwaggonists have reared their ugly heads, dwelling on the fact that she finished dead last, while supporters have come to her defence, stating win or lose, Alia will forever be their girl. No matter the side, you can't deny that she is good at the sport and did her best to represent Jamaica at the highest level. Chin up, Alia.


Love Bolt


The fastest man alive, Usain Bolt seems to be getting a lot of love off the track as he prepares to collect the gold. The video of a Norwegian reporter rapping his praises for the fastest man in the world during the press conference last week went viral! Then the footage of the closing samba dance at the press conference saw Bolt joining in and snapping as they showed him some Brazilian love. And how could we forget American gymnast Aly Raisman getting star-struck when she saw him in the Olympic Village, saying she almost flipped over a table to get to him, after which she thanked him for meeting her team. What a prelude to the greatness that is to come!


Spice birthday bash

Recording artiste Spice has been getting a lot of attention since she pressed record and gave social media users a play-by-play account of her birthday celebrations. From the Gucci dress purchase to dancing up a storm with a new beau, to mention of the mansion, she definitely had everyone talking about her 'NEW' life!


Malia smokes pot?


Malia Obama has come under fire for a second time. This time around, it's for allegedly smoking pot, aka marijuana, at the recent Lollapalooza. A video showed her taking a puff while at the concert this week, and became a hot topic for many via social media. Many found her guilty of acting out and trodding down a dark path. But is she? Or is she just doing what teenagers do?