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The World Does Not Owe You A Gold Medal, Olympians!

SWEDISH CHEESEBALL Abrahamian discarding his bronze

As we reach the mid-point of the Olympics, it’s a good time to reflect on the athletes that entertain us not with their unending devotion to their sport but with tired excuses and distorted senses of self-importance. This is international sporting’s lesser-discussed achievement: a collection of individual’s so crushed by their failings, they’re compelled to compound the disappoint they’ve heaped on to their country, family, coaches, and teammates with an olympian-sized temper tantrum. Here are some of the poorest of sports and sorest of losers thus far: