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From Russia, With Love

Sochi marked the first Winter Games since the 2010 death of Olympic documentarian Bud Greenspan. In his honor, we present a few frames of a film we wish he could have made.

0:02:05

A portentous beginning.

0:11:23

The bathroom door that wouldn't open was real; the wolf in the athletes' village, not so much.

0:32:27

Breakout star Sage Kotsenburg receives—thanks to Conan O'Brien—a bacon medal.

0:46:13

"Gypped" skater Ashley Wagner, Sochi's answer to McKayla Maroney.

0:58:22

Creepiest eyes of the Games? A surprisingly hard-fought competition.

1:12:46

The hosts' hockey performance flummoxed a nation.

1:27:13

Johnny Weir—always fabulous.

1:44:09

The hosts' self-deprecation brings an entertaining Olympics full circle.

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ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (OPENING CEREMONY)

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ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SKIER'S EYES)

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JOHNNY QUINN/REUTERS (DOOR)

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YOUTUBE.COM (WOLF)

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YOUTUBE.COM (BOB COSTAS)

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COURTESY GODSHALL'S MEATS (BACON)

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DARRON CUMMINGS/REUTERS (WAGNER)

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SASHA MORDOVETS/GETTY IMAGES (VLADIMIR PUTIN)

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SOCHI 2014/TWITTER.COM (BEAR)

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JOHN BERRY/GETTY IMAGES (WEIR)

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ERICK W. RASCO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CLOSING CEREMONY)

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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY LYNNE CARTY: AL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (TEAM USA)

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CHRIS CHEADLE/ALL CANADA PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (MOUNTAINS)