Many Silicon Valley insiders were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Sling co-founder Blake Krikorian. For his brother Adam, coaching in the Olympics at least provides a bit of distraction from the grief.

+ Quartz: China dominates table tennis like no country in any other Olympic sport.

+ Female gymnasts are getting shorter.

+ “You have to understand everyone’s body was built to do something. I was built to do something, and that’s how I was built. I think the world is realizing we were promoting one body type and there have always been many.” Point made. Shot put.

+ The Fiji team is known as the Harlem Globetrotters of rugby. And they are close to bringing home that country’s first medal. (I’m known as the Washington Generals of media personalities.)