The John McEnroe of curling
The Swedish men's skip is known as the John McEnroe of curling because of his bad-tempered outbursts.
He's trying to behave, but "I have a hot temper when it matters to me," Edin said. "So you might see that this week."
Chuck your curling broom? "Check." Unleash curse words? "Check."
The Swedes are reigning world champions and favorites for gold in Sochi.
Luckily, they're building bathroom doors cheaply in the Olympic Villages. After U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn, a former receiver with the Green Bay Packers, realized he was trapped when his door jammed, the 30-year-old broke through. Quinn tweeted the aftermath to the world:
"I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak"
Ugly sweater party
For just a few thousand bucks, you too can look like a U.S. Olympian. The Ralph Lauren cardigans have already sold out of the online store, but plenty are turning up on the secondary market. One sold for $3,000 on eBay and others are being bid over $1,000.
Rhubarb over photo
The head of the Sochi organizing committee dismissed any controversy about the choice of figure- skating great Irina Rodnina to light the Olympic torch, declining to address the racially insensitive doctored photograph of President Obama she shared on Twitter. "The Olympics is not about politics," Dmitriy Chernyshenko said.