The Rio Olympics ended Sunday, and many Monday Poll readers certainly seemed to enjoy them.
Based on just over 400 responses, the Summer Games seemed to go off better than had been predicted in plenty of media reports leading up to the event.
The full results:
1. The most memorable U.S. swimmer at the Summer Games was:
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Michael Phelps 54%
Katie Ledecky 29%
Simone Manuel 11%
Ryan Lochte 5%
2. Concerns about the Rio Olympics — including the Zika virus and crime — were overblown.
Strongly agree 20%
Strongly disagree 5%
3. NBC did a solid job covering the main events of the Olympics.
Strongly agree 18%
Strongly disagree 11%
4. The 2016 Games lived up to the goal of the Olympic movement “to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind” and in a “spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”
Strongly agree 22%
Strongly disagree 6%