Olympics Open Post: Duchess Kate goes sailing & swimmers party in London

Is anyone else kind of Olympic’d out? I am. I’m still watching, of course, but it’s not like I’m going to stay up until midnight to watch some gymnasts bust their butts. So, like we did yesterday, these are some assorted photos from the Olympics and various Olympic-related events. It actually might turn into something of a “Hot Guy Olympics” because we have a bunch of new photos of some of the hot American swimmers. These first photos are of Duchess Kate on a sailboat, where she met Ben Ainslie and some of the other British team. She watched the sailing race, and she wore her hair in a great ponytail. Sigh… I wish she would do ponytails more often. She looks awesome with a ponytail.

As I said in yesterday’s Open Post, track & field events aren’t my favorites, so if you’re coming here for an update on who won what, you’re in the wrong place. Plus, I’m trying not to do spoilers. I will say that I’m proud of Team USA’s women’s soccer team. I will also say that I didn’t cover the completely amazing Gabby Douglas simply because we didn’t have photos, and because I think other sites were covering her historic win a lot better. I’m also not going to cover that stupid controversy over Gabby’s hair. Because it’s a really dumb and nasty controversy, and I don’t even want to get into it. So… let’s get to the photos we do have.

Here’s UK gymnast Louis Smith showing off his medals.

Usain Bolt competing in the 200 meter semi-finals today. My opinion of Bolt completely changed after I saw NBC’s interview with him. He seems like a sweetheart. A cocky sweetheart, but a sweetheart nonetheless.

Chris Hemsworth celebrated Jamaica Independence day in London. I have no idea if this was some kind of Olympics thing, but the pics are cute.

The American swimmers are done at the Olympics, but almost all of them are staying in London to party. Many were at a Speedo event last night – here’s Ryan Lochte, who I can no longer get hot for.

Natalie Coughlin – NBC cutaway to her several times during the competitions.

Nathan Adrian is HOT.

Michael Phelps with his girlfriend. We already discussed that situation.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet and PCN.

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  1. NYC_girl says:

    Seriously, what the hell does she do all day? I would go insane from boredom.

    • Anne says:

      When you don’t use your brain regularly, you get dumber and dumber. I suppose Kate’s so used to inactivity by now that I doubt she even notices the boredom anymore.

      • Isa says:

        She only used her brain to get her prince but since then she doesnt use it too much. As its well documented now she spends most of her time at hairdresser’s and gym. By the way, this lady has an issue with pointing and using her hands a lot when talking huh. She is well aware of the cameras and act accordingly ;)

      • Genevieve says:

        You sound like all of my family and friends in GB, lol.

        While I don’t mind Kate in the least, all of my friends there despise her, they think she is the most common thing EVER. My cousins have been making comments about the foolishness of “veneered horse teeth” and “Sharpie eyeliner” for months. And they would just as soon the Middleton in-laws commit hari-kari. I’ll bet some of the British girls here can relate.

        On the flip side, she does wear a bloody ton of makeup. And I do loathe our current administration here in the States so much I could vom; I can only imagine how much I would resent supporting a monarchy.

        OK, so to end on a more positive note….she looks pretty in sportier clothes…? %)

      • corny says:

        Soon she’ll be carrying her purse on her arm and waddling about making faces…sad, but royal

      • Suzie says:

        What’s going on with her face? In that second picture she looks like William in drag.

    • helen says:

      ITA with the 3 of you. Those constant hand gestures drive me nuts too. Is she not capable of communicating with people without all the pointing and gesturing? Is her vocabulary that limited?

      • Isa says:

        Maybe all those hand gestures is because she tries so hard to sound interesting (or look interested?) that she end up saying the most weird things… like when she visited the tea shop Fortnum & Mason last march and asked “can you test the smell by smelling it?”. Or that time when she said, before playing hockey with the womens olympic team, “I haven’t played since I stopped so I am really nervous now”. Check on you tube.

      • GoodCapon says:

        I remember an engagement she had with the Queen and Prince Philip where she kept pointing things out to the Queen like she’s a blind woman. Talk about RUDE.

        I agree with Isa, she’s trying so hard to look engaged with other people and with whatever activity she’s doing. What makes it more fake is that other people around her couldn’t be bothered to do the same to her.

  2. LAK says:

    Kaiser, Have you seen the French swim team??!! ;)

  3. kennedy0123 says:

    Ugh Nathan Adrian is so attractive.

  4. cmc says:

    Track update: two medals for the Dominican Republic yesterday!! Felix Sanchez with our country’s second gold medal ever (he won the first one, too, in 2004) in the 400m hurdles, and Luguelin Santos with a silver medal in the 400m. I may be a brand-new US citizen but still gotta rep for the motherland :)

  5. Sarah says:

    Nathan Adrian is like the perfect blend of Phelps and Lochte plus his own swagger. Hot!

  6. keats says:

    Umm…Nathan Adrian is EXACTLY my type. So great. Now I know he exists and I can never ever have him. Blah.

  7. Lenna says:

    Kaiser I’m surprised you don’t enjoy the track and field since you run…I like to watch and imagine I have their grace and athletic ability…rather than my own natural clydesdale like running technique

  8. Izzy4ya says:

    The eagerness in Phelps’ girlfriend’s eyes is killing me. Hungry for fame!

  9. I have to admit that I am not impressed with Lochte. I think he came on too strong and not so much as a gentleman. Maybe he will grow on me but as of now, I don’t care for him so much.

  10. Brown says:

    The soccer game was amazeballs. I cried. Too much, tbh. I was at work during the game so I watched the full replay when I got home and STILL cried even though I knew what happened. Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan…. such ballers. And Christine Sinclair from Canada…. holy mother. My heart was breaking for her, she did everything she could. That being said, her aftergoal faces were absolutely terrifying.

  11. Dani says:

    Michael Phelps looks like a butt. Someone should teach him to smile with his mouth closed.

  12. anya says:

    How funny is it that the royals are all wearing ‘sporty’ clothes just to sit there on their arse – wtf?
    And despite all their elitist education they can barely string a coherent sentence together.
    Anyhoo, big thumbs up for the GB male gymnasts! and the American swimmers!

  13. Tanya says:

    I’m not sure what can be done if anything, or if this is the way they grow and she just helps a bit, but Kate’s eyebrows are so severe and artificial looking. Not sure if it’s just me that thinks this but there is such a harshness about them. anyone else agree?….

  14. TheVoice says:

    Sometimes I think Kate looks terrific and then sometimes she looks so plastic. She looks great in photos but I’ve seen videos of her walking… Let’s just say I expected her to move more gracefully. Same goes for her life – sometimes I think she’s got it made but man, wouldn’t you be bored if your whole life was planned out for you? And the expectations and criticism you’d get. It’s not really worth it!

    Thanks for posting pictures of Nathan Adrian!! He looks like such a nice and humble guy. I hope he gets all the attention and fame he deserves! And he’s hotttttt.

  15. Amber says:

    Totally agree, Nathan Adrian IS hot!!!

  16. GoodCapon says:

    Are we so bereft of Olympics news about the ATHLETES that we have to include royal stuff here too? :D

    What about the Cameroon athletes who have gone AWOL? Or are they not interesting enough…

  17. TG says:

    I cried my eyes out for Gabby tonight. She is a true champion though and the All Around gold medalist. You could just see the disappointment in her eyes afterwards and it broke my heart but she is so classy there were no fits of temper. I wonder if the expectation of being the All Around Champ was just too much pressure for her. I mean these are all young girls and they only get one chance and the psychological dynamics must be a huge factor in their performance. And the Duchess should take makeup lessons from Gabby. Gabby’s makeup has been superb.

    • S says:

      IA. Gabby is a class act at the ripe old age of, what, 15? 16? She’s a lovely young woman and seems to have stolen the hearts of many. Her teammate McKayla could take a few pointers from Gabs about accepting defeat with grace and exercising more modesty.

      Though the 2nd pic of Kate isn’t her best, I actually find it refreshing to see her looking … more natural. I mean, she’s not completely sans the Kohl eye makeup, but it doesn’t seem like she has on quite as much as usual. A nice, rare change.

      Oh, and I think she gesticulates excessively to compensate for being so inarticulate.

  18. Bek says:

    I can only see Usain. That is all.

  19. Danielle says:

    Nathan Adrian is awesome. I remember at first when I saw his picture in FB, some1 put that. I guessed he is an asian-mixed and I was correct,his mother is chinese. I am Asian, and that is what make me really attracted to Asian-western guys. Perfect race they made. The combination race is beautiful and look how sweet he is. Western look with chinese eyes. Perfect! Nathan, love you so much. I wish I can meet u one day. Hope that I can make it in Olympics 2016. Congratulation to your parents. They are awesome and humble just like you…..:):):). My fave swimmer ever.Much Loveeee NATHAN….