Today Show: Olympic Punch Recipe & Michael Phelps Vs Ryan Lochte


Kathie Lee and Hoda with The Scoop

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb with The Scoop on The Today Show and with the 2012 Olympics in London Opening Ceremony on July 27 2012 at 7:30/6:30c on NBC, the ladies talked everything Olympics from Olympic Punch recipe to U.S. has more female athletes than male athletes for the first time to Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte rivalry.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Olympic Punch Recipe

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Michael Phelps Vs Ryan Lochte

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb shared an Olympic Punch recipe and talked about the Michael Phelps vs Ryan Lochte rivalry. (s_bukley /



  • Gin
  • Chamomile tea
  • Lemon-sage syrup
  • Celery bitters
  • Lemon juice


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix together in a shaker and pour.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Missy The Missle

Kathie Lee and Hoda talked about Missy “The Missile” Franklin. She is a swimmer and has a size 13 foot. She is 17 years old and could medal seven times.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Michael Phelps Vs Ryan Lochte Rivalry

Kathie Lee and Hoda said that Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have a big rivalry going into these Games. Kathie Lee said she thinks it will be Lochte winning because he has kept training and Michael took some time off.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: U.S Has More Female Athletes Than Male Athletes

For the first time in history, the U.S. team has more female athletes than male athletes, which is a first. Also, each of the 205 nations that are participating have both male and female athletes in every sport, which is a first.


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Lolo Jones Is Back

Lolo Jones competed in the Beijing Olympics and was leading and knicked the last hurdle and it threw her off and she lost out on the medal. She’ll be back competing and wants to avenge that loss. She is also known for being a 29-year-old virgin.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Mariel Zaguni To Carry Flag

During the Opening Ceremony, Mariel Zaguni, two-time fencing champion, will be carrying the U.S. flag. It was voted on by the athletes, so it is an honor. Some of the swimming athletes will not be at the Opening Ceremonies because they have an event July 28 2012 and are choosing to rest instead.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Friday Funny

Kathie Lee had three jokes for her Friday Funny:

  1. Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic Sport? The best you can ever get is bronze.
  2. You know why you should never date a tennis player? To them, love means nothing.
  3. You know why you shouldn’t trust a volleyball player with your drink? They might spike it.

Bobbie Thomas: Olympic Inspired Flag Fashions Review

Bobbie Thomas suggested Olympic Inspired Flag Fashions for $29-69 from Urban Outfitters. Bobbie said an assortment of flag fashions to get in on the spirit. Also, she said that Converse and Lacoste have flags from 16 countries, so you can pick your own country if it’s not here in the US.

Bobbie Thomas: Olympic Bling Reviews

Bobbie Thomas suggested Crystal Collars from Danni Jo, London 2012 Minaudieres from Judith Leiber and Around The World Charms for $70 and up from Swarovski. She said they are really great with the London bracelet.


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