The Checkup: Usain Bolt Toasts Olympics with $125,000 Bottle of Champagne
• How would you celebrate winning three gold medals at the Olympics? If you were Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, you’d pop open a bottle of bubbly. But not just any bubbly, of course—a 15-liter bottle of Nebuchadnezzar of Armand de Brignac Champagne, valued at a whopping $125,568. And why wouldn’t you, especially if said bottle—actually the equivalent of about 20 regular bottles—was delivered to your VIP table at a nightclub free of charge? The Drinks Business reports that Bolt was happy to imbibe with teammate Yohan Blake and fellow Olympians boxer Amir Khan, distance runner Mo Farah and swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Across town, swimmers Ryan Lochte and Chad le Clos reportedly clinked glasses of a $3,158 cocktail made with Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac and Luxor 24-carat gold leaf Champagne, and containing 18-carat gold rings. I’m only guessing here, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Lochte talked alllll about his hopes and dreams of becoming the next Bachelor star.
• In other post-Olympics news, the New York Daily News reports that Boston Marathon organizers may allow runners with prosthetic legs (a la South African “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius, who made headlines with his Olympic debut) to compete in the race’s open division.
• Disregarding the health implications, would you eat this: a chocolate-chip-cookie grilled cheese sandwich? I would not.