Best & Worst of the Olympics
Greatest accomplishments, awkward moments and more.
Image 1 of 35
Olympics Best/Worst( US Presswire )
By Denise Martin, Special to the Times, Todd Martens and Sheigh Crabtree, Los Angeles Times staff writers
With the Olympics having given us two weeks of nonstop sports, it was hard not to get caught up in some of the drama, even for the less-athletically inclined. Michael Phelps' quest for eight gold medals was a week's worth of tension, and the American female gymnasts took part in a near epic battle with Team China.
And new questions arose just as the Olympics began. For instance, could the president of the United States escape Beijing without slapping the bare back of a volleyball player?
OK, so the last one probably wasnt on anyones mind before the Olympics started, nor did anyone anticipate the role Morgan Freeman would play in this years Games.
Morgan Freeman? Thats right. Here are the best and worst of the Games, from a more pop-culturally inclined perspective (read: nothing thats going to irritate our sports bloggers too much).