4E’s Official 2016 Olympics Drinking Game

olympics drinking gameThe 2016 Rio Olympics are finally in full swing and this means that we at 4E are getting ourselves familiar with how things are ~run~ this year. With our careful observations and out-of-the-box thinking, we have concocted the perfect drinking game for you and your 21+ friends to play while watching the world’s best athletes compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals. We #obvi know the USA will come out on top once again, but why not sip on some libations while watching our rise to victory?

Here are our 15 drinking rules for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Drink responsibly.

  1. Drink every time “Zika” is mentioned. 
  2. Drink every time “doping” is mentioned. 
  3. Drink every time you see a foreign company sponsor the U.S. Olympic team. 
  4. Drink every time you see a foreign country that you have visited in competition.
  5. Drink every time they cut to a nervous parent in the stands.
  6. Drink every time you see an Olympic athlete compete that is younger than you. 
  7. Drink every time Matt Lauer says “Wow!”. 
  8. Drink every time they show a replay. 
  9. Drink every time they mention Michael Phelps. 
  10. Drink every time announcers mention how Lebron is not on the USA team this year. 
  11. Drink every time someone breaks a world record.
  12. Drink every time you see a person in a bikini in the background of the announcer’s box.
  13. Drink every time you see a beautiful person. 
  14. Drink every time the U.S. wins a medal. 
  15. Take a shot every time the U.S. wins a GOLD medal. 

Hope you enjoy our official 2016 Olympics drinking game! #GoUSA

Images: giphy.com, https://bit.ly/2aTAD03

Is Tuscany Reopening?

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Ha. Good one. We wish. But now that you’re here, you might as well read up on the place that is now inhabiting the prime real estate Tuscany Cafe once held.

Nearly a year later, those of us who remember its glory still mourn the loss of Tuscany. Once hailed as a comforting haven for drunken Hoyas craving cheap pizza at 2 a.m., Tuscany quietly shut down in the summer of 2013. No one can really be sure of the reasons why it closed and never reopened, but one thing we can be certain of is that it is never coming back: A new owner has finally claimed the space that Tuscany left behind.

Lady Camellia is a pastry and tea shop that actually opened a few weeks ago, but only recently began serving tea. They offer an impressive array of baked goods, ranging from tea cakes to croissants to macarons. The decorations for the place are overwhelmingly pink and gold, reminiscent of what the Washington City Paper calls “a six-year old’s tea party fantasy.”

Do you remember when this was a place filled with ravenous students ordering pizza they weren’t ever going to remember eating?

With its prime location, Lady Camellia is poised to become the next hottest brunch spot. And with tea and scones? It doesn’t get much classier than that. So instead of heading down to 3261 Prospect at night for delicious, savory, unhealthy pizza, you now have the option of heading there in the morning and enjoying an extravagant brunch. You can always get your obligatory drunken pizza at the food truck.

Photo: Washington City Paper; Alexander Brown for The Hoya

What Happened in Sochi? An Olympics Recap

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After many complications, Sochi actually managed to pull off the 2014 Winter Olympics. For most current Hoyas, these were the first Olympics taking place during their time on campus, and there was a lot of discussion about how much more difficult it was to watch the events at school than it usually is at home. Luckily, this post will provide you with all the outcomes and highlights you missed in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The Medal Count

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In the overall medal count, Russia came in first place with 33 total medals. The United States came in second with 28, while Norway finished third with 26.

In gold medal rankings, the United States came in fourth. Russia took first again in gold, with Norway and Canada in second and third place, respectively. In silver medals, Russia took first, Canada took second and Austria took third.

Finally, the United States garnered the most bronze medals, followed by Norway and then Russia. Way to be consistently mediocre among the best in the world, USA!

Other Major Highlights

The Olympic rings and the cauldron for the Olympic flame at the Olympic Park, Sochi

Canada clinched a victory over the United States in men’s hockey.

Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova beat Yuna Kim, the defending champion, in figure skating. This sparked controversy regarding scoring methods and against the judges who made the decision, but the final decision remained unchanged.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dancing, the first in U.S. Olympic history.

Sarah Burke was honored and remembered as Maddie Bowman won a gold medal in the first-ever halfpipe event for women’s skiing. Sarah Burke was slated to be a frontrunner for the event in the Winter Games but passed away due to a skiing injury before Sochi 2014. You can watch the gesture here.

The weather was uncharacteristically warm in Sochi for the winter events. Some athletes were even able to compete in short-sleeved shirts.

For more information on other Olympic coverage, check out NBC’s Most Memorable Moments website. Read up, learn about these games and be “Sochi-ll.”

Sources: NBC; Photos: the guardian; teachingkidsnews.com