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RIO DE JANEIRO -- For some at the Rio Games, theres gold, silver and bronze.Or perhaps theres Golduck, Shellder and Bulbasaur.Pokemon Go -- which has been available in some parts of the world, including the United States, for about a month -- has just now arrived in the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro. Available this week in Brazil for the first time, not coincidentally on the eve of the Rio Olympics, the game involves players using their smartphones to track down the virtual creatures.Ive never run this much in my life, said Gabriela Alves, a Rio native who had her phone out and was collecting Pokeballs -- a key component to the game -- in downtown Rio on Thursday. Is this what Olympians feel like?Well, maybe its what some of them feel like.It was a cause of some lament among Olympians who arrived in Rio to find that Pokemon Go wasnt there to greet them. U.S. diver and 2012 silver medalist Abby Johnston tweeted that the worst thing about the Olympic village was how she couldnt find a way to play the game there. A few days later, that issue is solved.Some members of Germanys field hockey team said they caught a special Pokemon character in the athletes village, though it turned out that they were only posing for a photo with world No. 1 tennis player and fellow Olympian Novak Djokovic. And star mens Olympic gymnast Kohei Uchimura of Japan told media from his country that he racked up a $5,000 phone bill using so much data trying to play the game leading up to the Games.Its one of those things that pulls out the child in you, New Zealand rower and 2012 gold medalist Eric Murray said, revealing that hes an avid Pokemon Go fan. It was pretty cool because you go around and catch Pokemon, which is what they did in the cartoon, and its fun.The smattering of people inside the Olympic Park on Thursday could find some Pokestops (where you collect Pokeballs and other items) and Pokegyms (where players, after joining a team, can compete against others). When the Olympic action starts in earnest on Friday, it seems like a certainty that Pokemon Go will be part of the spectacle.But in parts of Rio, its already a very big deal.Pokemon! I started to play Pokemon yesterday, said Ronaldo Banto, who works in a Rio hotel and spent his free time Thursday morning running around with his phone playing the game. Now Im trying to find some Pokemons here. Im loving it.Banto was drawn to a park, given that the app was telling him activity could be found there. He met up with a few other people who were already there, and the group -- most of whom had never met previously -- spent a few minutes together reviewing notes and talking about the game.For others, its a new way to pass the time before seeing the Olympics.My kids downloaded it on my phone because they left theirs on the plane, so I guess I better learn now, said Michelle Birney of Los Angeles. Birney brought her two daughters to Rio for the Olympics to see soccer matches and family members.While she spoke, her two girls ran a cobblestone square, looking down at their phones and almost colliding with a man playing the same game.If Pokemon ever gets in the Olympics, maybe they have a shot, Birney said. Derek Rivers Youth Jersey. The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. 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Clarksons actions one night earlier, leaping off the bench in defence of Kessel during a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres, will cost him the first 10 games of the regular season. Derbyshire have become the first English county to employ a specialist T20 head coach. Contemporary thinking, though, has rarely seemed more of a throwback as they have turned to John Wright, the former New Zealand Test batsman, who first set foot in Derbyshire nearly 40 years ago.Wright, 62, is steeped in experience with coaching spells for India for five years from 2000 and his native New Zealand as well as guiding Mumbai Indians to the IPL title in 2013. He currently has a scouting role with Mumbai Indians.Specialist T20 coaches have been logistically unappealing in England because the NatWest Blast has stretched over three months of the season. But the competition is back in a tighter block for 2017 and Derbyshire have been quick to take advantage.After a dismal 2016 season in which poor T20 form was allied to a failure to win a single match in the second division of the Championship, they now hope that Wrights know-how, and love for the area, can bring a change of fortune in the shortest format.Chris Grant, Derbyshires chairman, said: Were delighted to secure a coach of Johns quality and experience for this crucial role. Its a unique position amongst the 18 counties in England, but it is not uncommon amongst teams in the major international Twenty20 competitions like the Big Bash, IPL and CPL.Its a high-priority that we improove our Twenty20 performances and the new model allows John to give the NatWest T20 Blast competition his complete focus.dddddddddddd.Wright, who scored almost 15,000 runs for Derbyshire between 1977 and 1988, will join them in mid-June.Derbyshire have already looked backwards in an attempt to move forwards. Kim Barnett, a former captain a generation ago, is their new director of cricket and has trust in Wrights methods.We could not have secured anybody with higher pedigree than John to fill this new role, Barnett said. He has won the IPL with the Mumbai Indians, been an international coach and was a great player at Derbyshire.I could not be more pleased to get him back on board here and work with him. He is a fantastic strategist and will give us a lot of expertise technically and tactically.Wrights genial manner enabled him to cope with the cultural challenge of being Indias first overseas coach.But it is his scouting knowledge that will also appeal to Derbyshire as they seek value from their overseas signings and, indeed, seek to identify unproven English players with T20 potential. Barnett, who does not delegate without good reason, will give Wright total freedom to design his squad as he sees fit. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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