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On Monday, U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made headlines when he debuted his new icy blue hairdo, cut and colored by Atlanta stylist Jenn Jones. Today, the men’s and women’s teams are creating social media hype with a new viral video, shot while both teams were training last month in Atlanta. The video is inspired by Late Late Show host James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment and features 9 cars of Olympians singing their hearts out to everything from top 40 hits like Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” to the Pokemon theme song (accompanied, of course, by some on-screen Pokemon Go playing.)
It’s not easy to make out exactly where the swimmers were throughout most of the video, but we were able to recognize a few pieces of background scenery. They can be seen driving on Mitchell Street downtown at 2:50 and on Peachtree Street in Midtown around 3:30. If you look closely, you can see them pass Peachtree Center around 6:23, and of course, at 3:55, they make a pit stop at the Westside Chick-fil-A for an ill-fated ice cream cone.