When participants from all around the world enter the Winter Olympic opening games ceremony, it’s quite easy to get teary-eyed. We are giving a glimpse into a world of possibility — where everyone can get along, regardless of their backgrounds.
The event also has a tendency to bring out a bit of strangeness in humanity. Rules are broken, judges are subject to bribes, and even Olympic committee members are tempted to bend the rules.
On the positive side of things, there are Olympic moments that have blown our conception of what is physically and mentally possible. When an athlete is in the zone, and their fans join them there, miracles seem to occur.
The above slideshow is a compilation of some of the craziest and most memorable Winter Olympic moments in history.
We hope you’ll enjoy, and even walk away with some stories to tell your friends as you watch the Games.