Best National Anthem:
Russia -- the grandest and most majestic music of them all, full of emotion and patriotism, rousing enough to wake the czars
Germany -- if you can get past their WWII screw up
Italy -- it sounds like a song on Barney
Sorry, US uniforms are not eligible since they are made in Canada
Most Obnoxious Athletes:
Let's see, uh, hmmm. . .I wonder
Tie between Bode Miller who should probably have his own category and
the hotdogging babe in the women's snowboard cross. I'd track down her
name, but she isn't worth it. Chad Hedrick is a close third.
Any country competing in ice dancing
Worst Interview After Winning a Gold Medal:
Shani Davis doing his gangsta rapper imitation
Most Likely To Make The Box of Wheaties:
Female: The winner of the women's ice skating -- if the US wins
Male: The Flying Tomato or plain old Ted Ligity who quietly won a gold in the alpine combined, unlike some others
Shani Davis, Chad Hedrick, Bode Miller, Michele Kwan, The Women's Hockey Team, The Men's Hockey Team
Best Up Close and Personal Profile:
Toby Dawson, the Korean orphan adopted by ski instructors in Vail
Most Gratuitous Racial Remark:
Bryant Gumbel -- "[The Olympics] look like a GOP convention"
Worst Winter Olympic Sport:
Any categories left out?