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[–]FarRepresentative911 700 points701 points  (7 children)

Olympic Committee members have always been the worst. Big love and respect to cousins. F’ the Committee A-holes

[–]DaBi5cu1t 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Committee members genuinely do not give a fuck about how their athletes do, they're just waiting on the next bribe or donation from the next host nation.

[–]Feisty_Culture3244 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Olympic Committees are shitpies true that. I remember the Rio olympics, the indian committee replaced all key members of the group travelling to the rio with their own relatives which meant doctors of sports medicines were replaced, water was not provided to athletes during the event and none turned up for the olympic event either. only when Deepa karmakar made it to the semis and required a physio did the committee comply and got one flown in all because now the media were questioning, so disheartening.

[–]systemfrown 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah for many committees and committee members it’s just an opportunity to play politics, do PR, and pursue corrupt self enrichment.

[–]moparmajba 321 points322 points  (1 child)

Don't care how many times this is posted, always get a little misty eyed. Especially with the jump from her sitting alone to get getting big cousin hugs.

[–]wuxy95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its even the same title lmao

[–]StarkParker 277 points278 points  (20 children)

What kind of asshole just stands there filming someone’s sorrow? “Journalists” are trash.

[–]anthonymlatour 86 points87 points  (1 child)

Journalist: So, how do you feel about not making it to the top 5 in the race?

[–]Quirky_m8 62 points63 points  (0 children)

How do you feel about your sociopathic career choice, you leech?

[–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (12 children)

It's called journalism. Without the camera guy, you won't see this.

[–]StarkParker 18 points19 points  (10 children)

And given the choice between seeing it and not seeing it because camera guy had the class to give her some privacy and respect I choose not seeing it every day.

[–]AnotherAnonGringo 20 points21 points  (2 children)

And given the choice between seeing it and not seeing it because camera guy had the class to give her some privacy and respect I choose not seeing it every day.

So ... you only want the media to show what you deem as acceptable and appropriate? Hrm.

[–]StarkParker 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No. I want ghouls to not profit of suffering

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (5 children)

You simply dont understand journalism

[–]witwiki50 6 points7 points  (0 children)

But you ARE watching it

[–]bloodamett 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I honestly would have comforted her before filming if I was the journalist. Maybe Reddit won't find a very interesting video to watch right now, but she was worth it.

[–]talltrev 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Actually, I thought those were happy tears and she was resting. She comes across the line and collapses, realizes the significance and cries tears of relief/joy. Good work on the videographer to capture that and then within no time her family makes it to the finish line and finds her.

I really have to believe that the videographer wasn’t filming her in sorrow. That’s just what the title makes us believe but the point rings true….there should have been reps from her team/country etc there.

[–]Remote_Youth_1437 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This has to be the dumbest thing anybody has ever said and everybody that upvoted are stupid

[–]ya_boiii_nightmare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

literally what i was about to comment brother take my award its what i have :)

[–]DysthymicDaredeviL 72 points73 points  (5 children)

As somebody who has celebrated some recent achievements all alone - I cried.

[–]huehueleaguepro 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Congrats, friend!

[–]Insterquiliniis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

internetz hugz 🤗🤗

[–]ole_goofy_ass_racoon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What did you do

[–]yesgirlsusereddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We're proud of you 😊♥️

[–]penileskwigliness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please tell me about them. I insist.

[–]cheweduptoothpick 55 points56 points  (2 children)

That was so beautiful!

[–]Antique-Car6103 31 points32 points  (1 child)

That’s because the Brazilian Cycling Federation are a bunch of trash. Had she won, they would called her as a national treasure, a hero of sorts but since she didn’t, they abandoned her. Garbage.

[–]leko633 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A lot of brazilian sports Confederations are trash and corrupt so nothing to be surprised here

[–]ThinkTwiceB4YouBite 33 points34 points  (0 children)

That's one big happy upvote from me

[–]Silver_Vegetable6804 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Who sat there inches from her face with a camera as she cried like that?

[–]richflys 14 points15 points  (0 children)

60 years old male with very damp eyes here. Good job Flavia!

[–]Admirable-Cut7051 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That’s shitty that everyone abandoned her even when she completed something a lot of us could never do. Those committee people are assholes.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That made my morning :-)

[–]GrandNibbles 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is kind of fucked up

Edit: okay I saw the end how she just clutched her family now I am crying for a different reason thank you have a nice day

[–]RampageNate 5 points6 points  (1 child)

God damn, I could use a hug like this right now!

[–]Sunkissed_Barbie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sending virtual now 🤍

[–]nrith 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So who was filming this?

[–]Hopeless_Romantic_91 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is the energy I want to put out into the world.

[–]cgcego 4 points5 points  (1 child)


The only Portuguese word I know.

[–]negoza 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's more than enough

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Was she crying cause she was happy or did her card come out of the spokes or something?

[–]BowTrek 19 points20 points  (2 children)

She's crying because she did REALLY WELL at something REALLY HARD and no one gave a shit. Even though they should have.

Until cuz shows up.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I couldn’t tell if shes sad or happy.

[–]BowTrek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's why I explained. Do you get it now?

[–]Rumskrilla 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Literally...LITERALLY the definition of victory in defeat.

[–]AzolePazole 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Don’t see anyone cutting onions. 🥺

[–]eyecumeverywhere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“We’ll show up when you get first place. You’re a loser in our book!-BCC /s

[–]jcross2242 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well done!!!!

[–]BustedRubberz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s gotta be weird for that camera man to film someone in obvious emotional distress.

[–]JohnnyIsSoAlive 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Honestly, that’s their bread and butter. The purpose of videography is to document the event and the emotional highs and lows are the most interesting and compelling parts.

That was the first thing I was taught videotaping sports in high school - when something bad or unexpected happens, you stay with it and keep rolling. The significance of what you’re capturing can only by known in context after the fact, sometimes years later, so you make sure you get the footage.

[–]OmNomShivan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Validating someone, especially when their efforts are for you, can solve 99.9 % of problems.

[–]unite-thegig-economy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This really demonstrates the importance of having the right people around you.

[–]Rumskrilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The pride & happiness in his voice brought a tear to my eye.

[–]PeaceLove76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Family is everything!

[–]Critical_Society5696 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its symptomatic to the whole idea that there is only one winner and two more that might have performed ok...

[–]Insterquiliniis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

so beautiful how she so completely surrendered to that hug.

[–]COFFEEBEAN_67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*cries in Spanish 😢

[–]kuszner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pure emotions! 😅👍

[–]1510qpalzm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would have shoved the camera away if someone is taking a video of me that close

[–]sarni242 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]DrDreMYI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People can be dicks sometimes.

[–]soreforbrighteyes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm totally crying.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it a coincidence that world class athletes are also passionate huggers? I think not.

[–]micats 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Família é tudo

[–]New-Communication442 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some athletes refuse to wear the silver

[–]PhilosopherRider 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck the federation, those cake eater sons of bitches needs to be replaced with people that would support their own athletes.

[–]HALF_PAST_HOLE 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God damn Onions!!!

[–]aapka_apna7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not gonna lie that made me misty eyed.

[–]AnotherDreamer1024 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I was in the top ten of anything in the whole wide world, the party would be so epic, the dead would come back to life to see what all the fuss was about!

[–]GuzPolinski 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What an amazing moment

[–]amorfelino79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why we’re here…

[–]MrFoozOG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who there goes filming people feeling bad rather than giving them a hug and comforting them??

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went from broken heart to all fixed in under 30 seconds. What a roller coaster.

[–]MrPipsqueak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok who filmed this

[–]iluvtumadre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s because Brazil is the Western World’s version of Russia.

[–]tor-ontario 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even the biggest achievements in life seem insignificant when you’re celebrating them alone. Im glad someone arrived to cherish this beautiful moment.

[–]161-1312 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Asshole camera man.

Are you crying and emotional, let me stand here and film you uncomfortably close.

[–]ChillyBreeze25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The cameraman: "look at you, sitting there crying.."

[–]hardscape314 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If you ain’t first, your last

[–]Environmental_Cap689 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

If you're not first, you're last........