Sadness Level: ”I spent $50 billion on the Olympics and this is the only thing I wanted to win.”
- Who: Vladimir Putin, Darth Lord of Russia.
- Where: Sochi Winter Olympics Hockey - U.S. vs. Russia
- When: February 15, 2014
- Why: Politics, old rivalries on the ice and off. U.S. won 3-2 after a brutal eight round penalty shootout. Daily Mail put it nicely: “The Cold War tensions between the two superpowers may have eased and the Soviet Union is no more, but the hockey rivalry remains intact and this first Olympic clash on Russian ice was hugely significant to the hosts.”