It’s that time again for another edition of Tool of the Week.  This time as we’re in the middle of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, we’ll do a special Olympic version.  Let’s meet our candidates!


First is from late last week from the CBC broadcast of the games.  Talented broadcaster Elliott Friedman made a big snafu when calling the 200 Individual Medley when he confused the lanes of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.  Friedman was going nuts thinking that Lochte had finally bested Phelps until the graphic popped up to show that the greatest Olympic swimmer had won another gold.  Friedman apologized twice for the mistake on Twitter and people will forget the blunder in time, but it’s certainly not one for the highlight reel.

Our other choice comes via USA goalie Hope Solo who went on a tirade after a quarterfinal loss to Sweden on Friday afternoon.  The US failed to reach the medal rounds for the first time ever and Solo went off on the opposition.  When you factor in Solo’s less than stellar past, you wonder why she didn’t just give a normal clichéd answer this time around.

So it’s now time to make your voice heard; is Friedman’s flub-up or Solo’s tirade the more deserving winner of the Tool of the Week for this time around?