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.
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.
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.