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.
A portentous beginning.
The bathroom door that wouldn't open was real; the wolf in the athletes' village, not so much.
Breakout star Sage Kotsenburg receives—thanks to Conan O'Brien—a bacon medal.
"Gypped" skater Ashley Wagner, Sochi's answer to McKayla Maroney.
Creepiest eyes of the Games? A surprisingly hard-fought competition.
The hosts' hockey performance flummoxed a nation.
Johnny Weir—always fabulous.
The hosts' self-deprecation brings an entertaining Olympics full circle.
ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (OPENING CEREMONY)
ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SKIER'S EYES)
JOHNNY QUINN/REUTERS (DOOR)
YOUTUBE.COM (BOB COSTAS)
COURTESY GODSHALL'S MEATS (BACON)
DARRON CUMMINGS/REUTERS (WAGNER)
SASHA MORDOVETS/GETTY IMAGES (VLADIMIR PUTIN)
SOCHI 2014/TWITTER.COM (BEAR)
JOHN BERRY/GETTY IMAGES (WEIR)
ERICK W. RASCO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CLOSING CEREMONY)
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY LYNNE CARTY: AL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (TEAM USA)
CHRIS CHEADLE/ALL CANADA PHOTOS/GETTY IMAGES (MOUNTAINS)