Picturing all that was bad, awful, and downright disappointing from the Sochi Winter Games.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist barreled into Sochi as the face of snowboarding, but ended up dropping out of slopestyle and failing to medal in the halfpipe.
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From dirty water to ongoing construction, Sochi was rife with reports detailing the less-than-satisfactory hotel conditions, and coining popular hashtags #Sochifail and #Sochiproblems. On the upside, US bobsledder Johnny Quinn "Hulksmashed" his way out of his stuck bathroom door and coined a new hashtag: #Quinning.
via Twitter.com/ @JohnnyQuinnUSA
It wasn't supposed to end this way. Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko helped his country win the team gold medal, but an injury forced the 31-year-old to drop out of the men's individual event and ended the three-time Olympian's Sochi experience with a whimper.
NBC's coverage questioned after Bode brought to tears
Many people thought NBC went too far after airing a segment in which a reporter's questions brought bronze medalist Bode Miller to tears.
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The American speedskater came to the Sochi games hoping to threepeat in the 1000m, but came up short in all his events.
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Russian skier breaks back in training run
This undated photo provided by the Russian freestyle federation shows Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova. Russian officials said Komissarova broke and dislocated her spine during an Olympic training accident and was taken into emergency surgery.
An inordinate amount of crashes (like Cheryl Maas of the Netherlands during a slopestyle qualification) in many different events called the course conditions into question.
The men's figure skating individual event
The men's event was plagued with one fall after another. Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan (above) won the gold medal despite not having skated a clean free program.
The US men (including Phil Kessel, above) went without a medal, having lost to Canada in the semifinals and then to Finland in a 5-0 rout. The US women also lost the gold medal game to Canada, 3-2.
Japanese ski jumper breaks arm
Taihei Kato of Japan breaks his arm after crashing in the Nordic Combined Men's Individual LH.
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US speedskating, once expected to have a sizeable Olympic medal haul, made it through Sochi with just one short track relay medal, calling in to question the organization's leadership, its training, and even its skating suits (Joey Mantia wears an old one, above).
Russian men's hockey
The men were hungry for Olympic gold, but didn't even make the medal rounds (Russian forward Yevgeni Malkin lays on the ice after losing to Finland 3-1).
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The Opening Ceremony ring glitch
We don't know what's worse: The fact that one snowflake failed to blossom into an Olympic ring during the Opening Ceremony, or that a Russian network tried to hide the glitch on their television broadcast. At least they have a sense of humor, the performance in the closing ceremony poked fun at the glitch.
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Much had been made of Sochi's unseasonably warm temperatures. Here, American cross-country skier Sadie Bjornsen skis sleeveless past a hole in the snow.
Canadian bobsled crash
Fortunately the bobsledders walked away from the crash, but a scary moment when the Canadian sled tipped over and slid down the track upside down after crashing in turn sixteen.
Bob Costas' red menace
A nasty eye infection kept the broadcaster from primetime programming for a good week.
The Sochi mascot sheds tear, enters our collective nightmares
The Sochi nightmare bear expresses creepy sadness after extinguishing the Olympic flame during the Closing Ceremony.