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Let's do this Jeopardy! style: Guys in tights, overly clothed female athletes (except for figure skaters), and a sucky U.S. hockey team. Answer: Why don't we really care about the Winter Olympics? But with the opening ceremony for the 2010 Games in Vancouver just two days away, Complex has found at least one reason for you to tune in: the fails. Over 5,500 athletes will be on the world's stage, so there's bound to be plenty of face plants, crashes, and looks of agony to go around. So, to get you ready for more schadenfreude, check out our list of the biggest Winter Olympic fails in recent history...

JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM: DEVON HARRIS, DUDLEY STOKES, MICHAEL WHITE, SAMUEL CLAYTON
SPORT: Bobsledding
WHEN: Calgary Canada, 1988 Games
FAIL: The real life inspiration for Cool Runnings shocked everyone by qualifying for the games that year, but failed to place after this spill. At least Disney forever immortalized mocked them in another subtly racist sports movie.

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TONYA HARDING
SPORT: Figure Skating
WHEN: Lillehammer, Norway 1994 Games
FAIL: After having her goon take a crowbar to Nancy Kerrigan's knee only a month before the games, Tonya bitched about her broken shoelace. Kerrigan won the silver medal that year, while Tonya went home empty-handed. Karma's a badder bitch than Tonya ever hoped to be.

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HERMANN MAIER
SPORT: Alpine Skiing
WHEN: Nagano, Japan 1998 Games
FAIL: Despite finishing the games with two gold medals that year, the Austrian native couldn't avoid ending up with a face full of the white stuff. Pause.

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APOLO ANTON OHNO, AHN HYUN-SOO, LI JIAJUN, MATHIEU TURCOTTE
SPORT: Speed Skating
WHEN: Salt Lake City, Utah 2002 Games
FAIL: Dudes in spandex bodysuits is never a good look. Four of them ending up on top of each other is an even worse look. Or a really great one, depending.

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LINDSEY JACOBELLIS
SPORT: Snowboarding
WHERE: Torino, Italy 2006 Games
FAIL: No one likes a showoff, and this trick caused Lindsey to get silver when she should've had gold. What was that about Americans being too cocky?

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BODE MILLER
SPORT: Alpine Skiing
WHERE: Torino, Italy 2006 Games
FAIL: Skiing while drunk, much like driving while drunk, is never a good idea...when people are watching, anyway. The over-hyped skier ended up leaving Torino without a gold. We'll blame it on the alcohol.

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ZHANG DAN, ZHANG HAO
SPORT: Figure Skating
WHEN: Torino, Italy 2006 Games
FAIL: With abuse like this, their routine could have been done to one of Chris Brown's tracks. Zhang Dan should be thankful though—it could've been much worse.

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