The Best and Worst Moments of the Olympics

There were many memorable moments at the London Olympics, some heartbreaking and some baffling. But each of TIME's correspondents at the Games has picked two that stood out the most, for better or for worse

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congluxi
congluxi

The dark hues, tribal drumming, and sheer chaos of the scenes captured the consequences of Britain’s industrial past on England’s “green and pleasant land.” By the time massive smoke stacks had risen from the center of the Olympic stadium, I was already looking forward to watching it all again on YouTube.  Good post

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monicamelisa
monicamelisa

I was impressed with the appearance of mr bean with a spectacular opening ceremony in london. I often entertained on friv

Emlew
Emlew

"Ruined the photos that she shared with the other medalists?" I mean seriously. The girl made that face for maybe 3 seconds, and the rest of the time she was smiling. http://www.mysanantonio.com/ol... there are plenty more photos where she looks, what you might deem, appropriately happy. This is ridiculous bullying of a 16 year old.

sandiegoson
sandiegoson

"Best: Opening Ceremony"?

Worst ever. Had to be watched on a video screen to make even a little sense. Had all the production quality (and faded-glory rock stars) of a Super Bowl half-time show. What's with the industrial revolution zombies and sick kids in glowing hospital beds?

spirit_of_58
spirit_of_58

Tom Daley was not a wimp. The use of flash photography is prohibited during diving events. With a maturity belying his years he sensibly requested that the rules of diving be applied during the competition. The 'wimp' would have not had the fortitude to make this proper request of the judges. I'm sure that Hannah Beech - with her extensive experience of top class diving - would have been able to execute a series of six world class dives with multiple camera flashes exploding all around her. Of course she would!

happydayfortennis
happydayfortennis

"First of all, this is boxing, where controversial, nonsensical and outright corrupt decisions are a way of life. Get used to it, son. The next time your opponent will get cheated."

So instead of suggesting solutions for the problem of corruption, he should just get used to it? Should we adopt that same approach to financial fraud or other forms of cheating?

wandmdave
wandmdave

US vs Canada - hands down the best event I watched.


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