The Olympics are, on the face, a biennial festival of the greatest athletes in the world coming together to do completely awesome things. Of course, they are so much more than that: An opportunity for the host country to show off, an excuse for the slothful couch potatoes of the world to pretend they understand the figure-skating scoring system, the only reason Americans pay attention to hockey. And then there's the epic orgy that occurs when you sequester 5,000 insanely hot and beautiful people together. (We won't even count the pregnant Canadian curler—she came to Vancouver that way!) There's always a lot of sex at the Olympics, and with the sex comes sex scandals. Let's take a look at this year's scandals, shall we?
Lindsey Vonn's Hindquarters
Before the Vancouver Games even opened, American skier Lindsey Vonn was the talk of the sporting world. The two-time overall World Cup champion landed herself on the cover of Sports Illustrated in a traditional downhill skier's crouch, but the way she was positioned on the cover—and her Pink skinsuit—also called attention to her impressively toned bum, and of course everybody flipped out. "When females are featured on the cover of SI, they are more likely than not to be in sexualized poses and not in action—and the most recent Vonn cover is no exception," the blog Women Talk Sports wrote. Except that Vonn was pictured as she competes in her sport. All a bit of a tempest in a teapot, we think, as was NBC's utter panic over the condition of Vonn's shin. She went home with two medals and next week resumes her pursuit of her third consecutive overall World Cup title.