The Winter Olympics are weird, utterly specific and exclusionary to a fault.
The events are also pretty awesome if you care to open your eyelids and actually give them a shake.
Take figure skating, for example. At face value, it's skinny guys in matador-casual chucking around women from the ex-Soviet bloc with eight syllable names. Lame, right? Wrong.
Figure skating–while not endlessly B.A.–isn't hopscotch on ice. These people go for big air, and sometimes it ends in a 50/50 face grind in front of the judge's booth.
In the name of getting everyone in the mood for the Sochi Olympics, I've put together a number of ice skating bloopers, fails and facials. As you'll see, competitive skating might not be a "contact sport," but that doesn't mean everyone makes it home with their spine and/or Chiclets intact.