Mexico’s miserable Olympics

08/17/2016 Washington Post

mexico-flagMEXICO CITY — Mexican middleweight boxer Misael Rodríguez beat an Egyptian opponent this week for a spot in Thursday’s semifinals, guaranteeing himself at least a bronze medal and breaking Mexico’s medal drought at the Summer Olympics.

But no sooner had he stepped out of the ring in Rio de Janeiro on Monday than social media swung into action, spreading photos of Rodriguez and his boxing teammates boarding beat-up buses in Mexico City 11 months earlier to raise money from riders for their trip to the world championships.

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