Crying Olympics

AFP/Getty Images

The thrill of victory. The agony of defeat. These are the Olympics! (You can say that like the dude in 300 says "This is Sparta!" if you want).

If there is one thing that's almost always guaranteed during the Olympic games, it's that the athletes will cry. They might be crying because they just lost a big event and missed out on medaling for their country, or they might be crying tears of joys as they stand on that podium as their national anthem plays. We're choking up just thinking about it, so we can't imagine how some of these people hold it together when they get their gold, silver or bronze.

And sometimes they might cry because they are in Sochi and things seem to be not so great over there at times.

Anyway, here are all the people who have cried (so far) during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi:

Crying Olympians, Dario Cologna


Dario Cologna, Switzerland: Gold medal in men's cross-country skiathlon

Crying Olympians, Daniel Wende, Maylin Wende


Daniel Wende and Maylin Wende, Germany: Sitting in the "kiss and cry zone" after performing their pairs figure skating free program.

Crying Olympians, Dominique Gisin


Dominique Gisin, Switzerland: Gold medal in women's Alpine skiing downhill

Crying Olympians, Kaitlyn Farrington, Kelly Clark

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Kaitlyn Farrington and Kelly Clark, United States: A celebratory hug after winning the gold and bronze medals in the snowboard halfpipe event

Crying Olympians, Justine Dufour-Lapointe


Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canada: Gold medal in women's freestyle skiing

Crying Olympians, Tatiana Volosozhar, Maxim Trankov

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, Russia: These two are in tears after finishing their pairs figure skating event.

Crying Olympians, Heidi Weng

Harry How/Getty Images

 Heidi Weng, Norway: Bronze medal in the skiathlon event

Crying Olympians, Lara Gut


Lara Gut, Switzerland: Gut gets emotional after realizing she only finished third in women's Alpine wkiing downhill.

Crying Olympics, Lee Sang Hwa


Lee Sang Hwa, South Korea: Gold medal in women's speedskating (500 meters).

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.