Olympic Wipeouts

Competing in the Olympics calls for perfection and poise, but what can we say, we're all human. Check out these Olympic spills from over the years.

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ATHENS - AUGUST 25: Theo Bos of the Netherlands (front) and Labros Vasilopoulos of Greece crash in the men's track cycling keirin second round on August 25, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Velodrome within the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Theo Bos;Labros Vasilopoulos
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Competing in the Olympics calls for perfection and poise, but what can we say, we're all human. HunHun the horse crashes through a fence in the Men's Modern Pentathlon Riding Show at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. David Svoboda of Czech Republic, the rider, fell as well. Click to see more Olympic spills from over the years.
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Theo Bos of the Netherlands and Labros Vasilopoulos of Greece collide in the men's track during the the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games. There were no serious injuries.
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Lucilla Perrotta and partner Daniela Gattelli fail to make a spike at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. The double left the volleyball match empty handed.
Na Yubo of China runs into the South African goalkeeper in the Field Hockey match between China and South Africa during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. China failed to bring home medals for this event.
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Ken Muhindi of Kenya crashed during a race at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
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Every cyclist's worst nightmare ... crashing in a crowd of bikers. Nicole Brandli from Sweden falls over Leontien Zijlaardvan Moorsel from the Netherlands in 2004.
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Katsuo Nakatake of Japan loses his balance eventually falling during the 1000m cycling sprint at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
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A gymnast from the Soviet Union crashes down on the balance beam at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
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Min Wang from China crashes into the boundary net as she competes during the women's handball event at the Athens Summer Olympic Games in 2004. China did not get past the quarterfinals.
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USA's Lindsey Vonn crashes during the giant slalom event Wed. Feb. 24. Vonn has already won gold and bronze medals during these games.
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Finland's Kiira Korpi takes a tumble as she performs her short program during the women's figure skating competition.
Ted Piccard of France (at left) and the US' Daron Rahlves collide mid-air during the men's skicross final.
Competing in the Olympics calls for perfection and poise, but what can we say, we're all human. Eric Bernotas of the United States falls off of his sled as he brakes in the finish area during the men's skeleton competition.
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Evelyne Leu of Switzerland falls while competing in the freestyle skiing ladies' aerials qualifications.
Canada's Francois Hamelin falls as South Korea's Ho-Suk Lee competes in the Men's 1000m short-track semifinal.
Germany's Aika Klein falls during the women's 1500m short-track heats.
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Zhibek Arapbayeva of Kazakhstan falls during the women's freestyle aerials qualifications.
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Gretchen Bleiler of the United States crashes on her second run during the the women's snowboard halfpipe final on day seven of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Cypress Snowboard & Ski-Cross Stadium. Check out some other winter wipeouts.
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The day after winning a gold medal, USA's Lindsey Vonn crashed during the slalom of the Women's Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Super Combined event.
Sweden's Patrik Jaerbyn crashes into the safety fencing in the finish area after completing the Men's downhill race.
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Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands falls during the women's 500m speed skating event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Dominique Gisin loses both skis during the Women's Downhill event.
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Another view shows Gisin landing after her ski came off.
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Switzerland's Simona Meiler kicks up a lot of green snow when she crashes in the qualifying round of the Women's Snowboard Cross event at Cypress Mountain.
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Switzerland's Anais Morand takes a fall as she performs during the pairs free skate with Antoine Dorsaz.
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Russia's Jan Harnis and Branislav Regec fall during the men's double luge training run.
Estonia's Maria Sergejeva falls on the rink during the Figure Skating Pairs short program.
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Patrick Deneen of the US crashes out in the final of the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls event.
Russia's Yuko Kavaguti takes a fall as she and Alexander Smirnov perform their pairs free program.
USA's Nick Baumgartner crashes during the first snowboard cross qualifying run.
Switzerland's Antoine Dorsaz appears to be looking for his contact, but no... just a fall during his pairs free program. His partner, Anais Morand, also fell during the skate.
China's Nannan Zhao crashes out during the eighth heat of the women's 500m short track skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
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Jocelyne Lamoureux of the US is checked from behind by Baiwei Yu of China during the Women's ice hockey preliminary game. Ouch.
Canada's Jessica Dube falls as elegantly as she skates during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
China's Zhang Hao falls as his partner Zhang Dan struggles to maintain her balance during their pairs free skate program.
Poland's Mateusz Chruscinski goes down during the pairs free skate as his partner Joanna Sulej struggles to stay up.
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Poland's Joanna Sulej falls as mate Mateusz Chruscinski looks on during the Figure Skating Pairs short program.
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Here Emily Hughes of the United States takes a spill in her Olympic debut at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino.
Apolo Anton Ohno of the USA crashed into the boards on the last lap of the men's 1000m speed skating final during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. But he went on to strike gold in the 1500m speed skate event.
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Joanne Carter of Australia slips during the women's figure skating short program at the Torino Olympics.
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Sen Qiu of China races down the slopes on his back instead of his skis at the 2006 Torino Olympics.
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Sasha Cohen of the United States falls during the 2006 Winter Olympics. She earned a silver in Torino and missed the chance to compete in this year's games.
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Aika Klein of Germany takes a spill on the ice and gets stuck in the side barrier in the womens 500m Short Track speed skating in the Torino Winter Olympics.
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Erben Wennemars of Holland crashed into the boards after skating in the men's 500m speed skating final in Torino in 2006. But he later won two bronze medals.
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Felix Neureuther of Germany crashes out in the Final of the Mens Alpine Skiing Slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
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Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali of Italy take a tumble during their performance in the Original Dance program of figure skating at the Torino Games. Look at the death grip on his collar... Federica was not going down alone.
Kristin Krone of the US has a photo finish crash on a blood orange fence at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. It's almost too poetic.
Irina Slutskaya of Russia slips to a split during her performance at Torino. She left the games with a gold, silver, and bronze medal apiece.
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Maurizio Margaglio of Italy is such a gentleman. Or was he using partner Barbara Fusar Poli to cushion his fall? Whatever the case, this duo slipped up in getting a medal in 2006.
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Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin of the US crash during the first run of the Mens Luge Double Final of the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games. The crash dashed the Americans' hopes for a medal win.
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Dmitri Dashinski of Belarus does not quite finish his flip in 2006. Good thing it was only a practice run ahead of the Mens Freestyle Skiing Aerials Final.
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Crashing into people, players, walls, etc. is a given in ice hockey. In 2006 Russia won the bronze medal in its team's ice hockey match against the Czech Republic.
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Alexander Heath of South Africa gets caught mid-fall on the slopes during the 2006 Winter Olympics.
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Not again, Sen Qiu! Too bad he can't get a gold medal for this perfect head dive down the slopes at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
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AJ Bear of Australia crashes and fails to finish in the Mens Super-G Alpine Skiing Final at the 2006 Torino Olympics.
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Lesley McKenna of Great Britain loses contact and lands on her back in a cloud of snow at the Womens Snowboard Half Pipe in 2006.
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Andy Finch of the US is not sunbathing on the edge of the Half Pipe. No doubt he's stuck on the ledge after losing momentum in a hard fall in 2006.
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Eugen Radu of Romania crashes in the men's luge event during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.
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