Apparently, you can fall down in figure skating and still win a silver medal. Imagine if this happened in a real sport. Say, for example, one of the Italian hockey players falls to the ice and a Canadian player scores a goal. Does the Italian team get a do over? I don’t know what I hate more, figure skating or tape delay.
My favorite drunk skier, Bode Miller, was DQ’d after straddling a post. I’m guessing that post won’t be the only think straddled in the Olympic village. My second favorite drunk skier is this guy. I’m especially fond of this description of his experiment on drunk skiing:
During the timed portion, the test subject had a couple near misses with skiers on the mountain, and almost ate shit a couple times going around turns. Going off a couple of the rollers, the test subject broke his tuck position, and started “rolling down the windows” to keep from falling.
Rolling down the windows is sweet description (one I’ve never heard), and I’m gonna have to start using it. The so called “Bode Miller Experiment” ended with the drunken skier failing on a 360 off of a catwalk (only making it 210 degrees around) and crashing in a magnificent yard sale.