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I can't lie here - most of the time, I watch the figure skating to see the spectacular tumbles and live the awkwardness of defeat. It's the best schadenfreude. But this year, I am all about Mirai Nagasu, just the third woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition.

Check out this amazing feat of human strength, athleticism and skill.

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The Olympics are internationally-renowned for the stories of triumph, overcoming the odds and incredible athletic feats. The story of Eric the Eel is definitely a story of triumph and overcoming the odds - though incredible athletic feat? That's questionable.

Yet, his win at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 remains one of the greatest Olympic stories of all time.

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The 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, was the first to feature snowboarding as an Olympic sport, hoping to make the Winter Games a little more a palatable for a younger generation. The first ever snowboarding Gold was awarded to Ross Rebagliati, a Canadian who took out top place in the Giant Slalom. Three days later, a blood test suggested that Rebagliati had marijuana in his system - and he was forced to hand back his gold.