Usain Bolt is slow. Yes, you read that correctly. As the WSJ’s Matthew Futterman explains, “what this means is that Bolt isn’t kicking into another gear and running away from the field. Instead, he’s slowing down at a slower rate than anyone else.”

+ Michael Phelps will carry the US flag during the opening ceremonies. But, in keeping with tradition, he won’t be be dipping it.

+ The US basketball team will be staying on a cruise ship in Rio.

+ NYT: Olympic Cover-Up: Why you won’t see some shoe logos.