Rio 2016: Bolt and De Grasse grins spark bromance delight

BBC News

Jamaica's Usain Bolt has again grinned his way across a finishing line - but this time he had someone to smile at, Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse. The pair beamed at each other as they came first and second in the 200m semi-final, sparking talk of an epic Olympic bromance in Rio. After the race the pair embraced, just as they had done after the 100m final, which Bolt won and De Grasse came third in. Bolt, 29, said De Grasse, 21, had surprised him: "He was supposed to slow down. I said, 'What are you doing, it's a semi-final?'

Don't forget about these beautiful political bromances, too


Some would argue that the word "bromance" does not belong in the world of politics, but they'd be wrong. It's hard not to get swept up in the budding friendships of international leaders with all the photo ops and viral videos. You may be familiar with Barack Obama and Joe Biden's solid relationship, but that's not the only political bromance you need to know. Here are some friendships that have lasted through the rumble-tumble of public affairs. SEE ALSO: James Corden and Harry Styles solidify their bromance in'Carpool Karaoke' I mean, this one is a given.

Trump Pursuit of Putin Bromance Highlights Policy Disconnect

U.S. News

Just three days before the Helsinki summit, the Justice Department announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers in special counsel Robert Muller's investigation into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That brings to 25 the number of Russians charged in the investigation. Trump has denied any collusion with Russia and has repeatedly cited Putin's denials of any Russian interference in the campaign, suggesting there is little or nothing he can do to demand accountability for the alleged meddling. The Kremlin has denied that the Russian state interfered in the election.

Trade Issues Expose the Limits of Trump-Abe 'Bromance'

U.S. News

But when pressed on the economic disagreements, Abe repeatedly consulted notes as he tried to sidestep questions on the contentious issues, instead returning to Trump's favored call for developing a "reciprocal" trade relationship with the U.S. It marked a stark departure from Abe's pre-summit hopes of coaxing the U.S. back into the TPP. And Japan remains the only major U.S. ally not to be exempted from the tariffs announced last month.