Tin Medals: Misses at the Olympics

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The women’s hockey team for Switzerland falls to the USA, 9-0. In two games the Swiss have been outscored 14-0. Mark Blinch/Reuters

Swiss Misses(us)
The women’s hockey team for Switzerland falls to the USA, 9-0. In two games the Swiss have been outscored 14-0.

No, That’s Not Gay

2.10_Putin_LucyNicholsonReuters Russian president Vladimir Putin embraced figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Russian president Vladimir Putin embraced figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko on the ice and whispered into his ear after the the hosts won gold in the team figure skating competition. Plushenko stared directly into the camera during the embrace, causing one viewer to notice that it looked like the final scene from Lost in Translation.

(Also, but this may be a little crass: To the delight of seventh-grade boys coast to coast, NBC’s Sunday night viewers were treated to Russian luger Semen Pavlichenko and German skier Andreas Wank.)

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