An Excuse A Professional Athlete Actually Used At The Olympics I mean sure, France lost pretty bad to the US at basketball, but THIS is your excuse? Jack Moore BuzzFeed Staff 1. On the Opening Ceremony and why France lost so badly by the Americans. View this image › MARK RALSTON / Getty Images Batum signed a contract for $46 million this offseason. H/T Tas Melas Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! More ▾ Facebook Conversations Can your pet compete? Find out now. Get BuzzFeed's Cute or Not app! Get the App!