?By security personnel at Snowbasin Ski Area, where the Olympic Alpine skiing events are being held, two cans of Pepsi from the lunch pail of a groomer on his way to the top of the hill. The groomer's partner was carrying two cans of Coke and was allowed to keep his drinks. Coca-Cola is the official soft drink of the Games.
?The breasts on the three bobblehead dolls of U.S. women's Olympic hockey players issued by USA Hockey. The features were exaggerated to distinguish the figurines from their male counterparts. Said defenseman Karyn Bye, one model for the dolls, "Hey, whatever sells."
?Hate and paying for it, callers to Austrian TV station ORF, which records, at a charge of $1.70 per minute, fans' pet peeves about the Olympics. The station plans to collect the best grievances and publish them in an Olympic hater's guide.
?By legendary Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung, that in order to remain competitive the Irish would need to lower academic standards to help recruit black athletes. Hornung, who won the Heisman in 1956 and works as a radio analyst for Notre Dame games, said during a charity golf event in Plantation, Fla., that "all the black kids are the best athletes. They happen not to have as good grades, some of them, so they can't get in." Daniel Saracino, the school's assistant provost for enrollment, said, "Notre Dame is more difficult for athletes to gain admittance to than most other schools. We don't have anywhere for athletes to hide."
?By his own golf ball, Ocean's Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub, who was on the links in Indian Wells, Calif., when, says his publicist, Paul Bloch, "he hit the ball, it hit a rock, and it came right back and hit him over the eye." The wound required 16 stitches.