“Sure, there are many celebrity athletes who are professionals, have corporate endorsements and have their airbrushed faces on a Wheaties box. Snowboarder Shaun White and skier Lindsey Vonn compete in the Olympic Games and then return to a life of material comfort. But these folks are few and far between.” MarketWatch: When the Olympic Games don’t pay the bills for Team USA athletes. The always-excellent Real Sports has a great segment on this topic.

+ After paying their way to compete in the Olympics, many athletes are often left clueless about education, employment, and real life.

+ You’ve been Un-invited: So far, the biggest stories out of these Olympics have been political. Kim Jong Un Invites South Korea’s Moon to Summit in Pyongyang.

+ The bullet man statues that are making Japan (and soon, one imagines, the world) go meme crazy.

+ FiveThirtyEight has an interactive tool to help you find the Olympic sport that’s best for you. Mine, unsurprisingly, was Curling. I’m fine with that. Most Olympic athletes represent their country. The person who yells at the person with the broom in curling represents all humans.