Iulia Lipnitskaya's Fall Hurt, but She Has a Bright Future and the Russian Hockey Team Disappoints

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The first half of Elena Meyers and Lauryn Williams' fourth and final bobsled run went about as smoothly as the trailer for “Need For Speed” Al Bello/Getty Images

Elena Meyers and Lauryn Williams: The first half of their fourth and final bobsled run went about as smoothly as the trailer for “Need For Speed.” All those caroms cost them a gold medal by .10  of a second. Curiously enough, Jerry Seinfeld has something to say about that.

2.20_Yulia_Lipnitskaya Russia's Yulia Lipnitskaya falls David Gray/Reuters Iulia Lipnitskaya: No human has ever rotated on their own axis as seamlessly as Russia’s 15 year-old prodigy, but she fell on her final jump in the short program. Lipnitskaya, now in fifth place, has a bright future as an industrial drill bit.

2.20_Russia_Loss Russia's hockey team bowed out after Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Finland Johnathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images Russian Men’s Hockey: The hosts not only failed to defeat Team USA and failed to win the gold, they even failed to advance to the medal round. After bowing out in Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Finland, Russian coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov responded to a question by saying, “Eat me, and I won’t be here any more.” Something may have been lost in translation on that one.

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