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Vietnam Just Won Its First Ever Olympic Gold Medal

After competing in the Olympic Games for 64 years, Vietnam has finally earned its first ever gold medal thanks to 41-year-old Hoàng Xuan Vinh. The military officer won the men’s 10 meter air pistol event Saturday to make history for his home country.

Vinh was neck in neck with Brazil’s Felipe Almeida Wu during the final round, but ultimately prevailed with a score of 202.5, beating Wu by just 0.4 points.

USA’s Olympic Basketball Team Rents Luxury Cruise Ship While Others Live in Horrid Conditions

For this year’s Summer Olympics, instead of staying at the athletes’ village, Team USA’s prominent basketball figures have chosen to stay on a luxury cruise ship.

The team chartered the Silversea Silver Cloud and reserved all its cabins, amenities and attractions, The Sydney Morning Herald noted. NBA stars such as Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will be staying in the ship.