Top Ten Crappiest Moments in the Sochi Winter Olympics

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Life is Crap offers “The Sochi Winter Collection”. Crappy Moments in Sochi make for Great Products.

What puts a smile on our faces here at Life is Crap Headquarters, are the upside down crappy moments that make the Olympics real.

“OMG – the Olympic Village has run out of condoms!” was a tweet heard during the last week of the Sochi winter Olympics. Someone turned on their faucet and watched as sewage sludge spilled out. Rumor had it that one could drink the water – but not wash with it for fear of slowly disintegrating skin. Bobsledder Johnny Quinn had to break out of his bathroom. From malfunctioning Olympic rings to shooting wild dogs in the streets of Sochi, the 2014 Winter Olympics had its fair share of crappy moments. While most prefer to celebrate the great acts of athletic excellence, the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, the tales of heroism and courage and years of dedication and commitment and the come from behind unexpected gold medal wins … What really puts a smile on the faces of the guys at Life is Crap headquarters are the upside down crappy moments that make the Olympics real. Crap happens and they don’t like sweeping it under the Olympic carpet! The LIC team has put together the top ten list of Memorable Olympic Moments, and hope their fans will get a kick out of them.

•Malfunctioning Ring: one of the stubborn snowflakes was supposed to turn into an Olympic ring! It never happened.

•A member of the Austrian team slipped and fell to the ground during the opening ceremonies while his teammates continued to walk on and take pictures.

•Pussy Riot, a Russian protest group held a press conference where they released a song titled “Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland. The press conference came to an end when they were whipped at the hands of Cossacks and harassed by a man dressed as a chicken!

•Russian Speed Skater Olga Graf thrilled spectators when after winning a bronze medal she unzipped her racing suit down to her belly button, forgetting that she was wearing nothing underneath!

•The face that launched a million tweets: Day one wasn’t over when American figure skater gave a bizarre look of disbelief that was caught on camera.

•Hubertus von Hohenlohe, the 55 year old Mexican ski racer didn’t come close to winning a medal – but he won the worst dressed award for wearing a mariachi speed suit to his race!

•A corrupt Russian skating judge, who had been suspended for trying to fix an event at the winter Olympics in the past voted to give gold to Adelina Sotnikova who wasn’t even Russia’s top medal hope. The world ripped the decision.

•Bob Costas had to step aside from anchoring the Olympics when his “eye infection” (sure Bob!) got so bad that his red eyes distracted the viewers. Rumor had it he’d recently visited Colorado where pot has been legal and forgot his visine at home!

•The Sochi Strays. The Olympic city had a dog problem. Thousands of stays were found wandering the streets. Journalists reported that they were being rounded up an killed. Activists were in an uproar. Russian authorities had egg on their face, or was it Alpo, and ended up setting up shelters to take in the pooches. Rumor has it the shelters were the unfinished rooms that were supposed to house the Athletes, so athletes moved into the dog pound.

•And let’s not forget the Jamaican Bob Sled Team – who came in dead last but signed more autographs than the gold medal team! They launched two hit singles: “No Medal No Cry” and “Coming in from the Gold” and have signed a new contract with Sochi Sound a new record label owned by Vladimir Putin.

In the end though, all were inspired and engaged with amazing feats of bravery, excellence, endurance, fellowship, team spirit and hope. Whether they won or they lost, the road to the Olympics is paved with heartbreak, sacrifice, exhaustion, failure and exhilaration. These young athletes aspire to be the best that they can be – and their passion and commitment is anything but crappy.

So, help celebrate the Olympics crappy and happy moments with an expression from one of Life is Crap’s specially designed for The Sochi Winter Collection.

Remember, Crap Happens but Laughter is the Cure.

About Life is Crap®
Life is Crap® is a humor based apparel company, with a focus on tees, hoodies, and gift items. Our brand focuses on crappy situations and pokes fun at the humor within those situations. At Life is Crap® we believe that the universal cure to crappy situations is laughter. We believe that poking a little fun at ourselves, and the world, is the best way to get through those occasional lousy moments. Life is Crap® is the flagship brand of Offsides Branding & Licensing. For more information visit or

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