The most hilarious moments in Olympic history
The gravity of the situation only makes it funnier when something goes wrong
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The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of sporting achievement. Reaching the Olympics is the ultimate dream of every athlete. To wear a medal or even carry the torch is the greatest honor they could ever achieve, and athletes train their whole lives just to get a shot. Host countries spend years preparing for the Games, and build entire cities around them. These nations are put on the world stage, and their performance as the host can bring them great respect or make them a laughing stock. Suffice to say, there is no sporting event with such high stakes as the Olympics.
That being said, we're still human. Things go wrong, athletes stumble and lose their cool, and hosts completely mess things up. Click through this gallery to discover some of the most hilarious and mind-boggling moments in recent Olympic history.
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