Higher, faster, stronger, yadda, yadda.
Some Olympix notes:
The city of Vancouver, and the ski village of Whistler, are terrific hosts for these Olympic Games. In Vancouver, the air is clean, the public transit is scarily efficient, and the harbors, with the snow-capped mountains in the backdrop, are picturesque. Whistler, two hours to the north and home of the skiing, sliding, and Nordic events, is a winter wonderland. But let's face it: if public intoxication was an Olympic sport, Vancouver and Whistler would own the podium.
Russian regrets after a 7-3 quarter-finals loss to Canada's men's Olympic team.
Shames of the Olympiad: For Russia, the magic finally is gone. (Time)
After the much-vaunted Russian hockey team was embarrassed in a 7-3 loss to Canada in the quarterfinals of the Vancouver Olympics, head coach Vyacheslav Bykov predicted the reaction the team would receive back home. "Let's put up guillotines and scaffolds up on Red Square. We have 35 people in the squad — let's finish them all off," he told reporters. Unlike his team's shooting on Wednesday night, he was spot on. "If you were asleep, you were lucky," cried the headline of the Sport Express daily on Friday. The state news agency RIA Novosti put it more succinctly: "Nightmare in Vancouver."
Well, there's always the next Summer Games, in London in 2012. Pick your favorite logo designs from the past 20 or so Games collected and presented by arts site ISO50: