Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14

The Olympics are sport’s greatest triumph. The event brings together the passion, dedication, and pageantry of athleticism. Competition is distilled into its purest form, and the participants give their hearts and souls to be a part of it. Images can’t even capture the pure will and devotion of the athletes involved.

But they sure as hell can capture some ludicrous faces along the way. These photos are sport’s real greatest triumph.

12. The Queen

The Queen’s funny face started it all. Her absolute lack of interest in the Olympics ceremony tranquilized a nation of apathetic Brits and created a hilarious meme along the way.

11. The Sleeper Hold

It’s really unfortunate when you fall asleep during your big moment. Fortunately, she was able to sleep-lift her way to gold.

10. The Geezer Neck

This guy looks 30 above the jaw and 87 below it. Does Botox make you better at table tennis? If so, I’m surprised this lady didn’t take all three medals.

9. The Dentist

I can’t even open my mouth like that when the dentist has clamps, levers, pulleys, and a crowbar. But somehow this British grandmother sneaked her way into the Olympics to showcase her giant cavity and bonnet.

8. The Hey-Wait-a-Minute

Well, it could be funny. You never know. I like to give athletes the benefit of the doubt.

7. The Floater

I’m an amateur ping pong player myself, and this is one of my favorite moves. By storing the ball in your hair, you can confuse your opponent and look ridiculous on national TV.

6. The Biter

There’s a new event at the Olympics this year, and the goal is to bite through a huge metal bar. Maybe number nine from my list back there should focus on this new event instead of water polo.

5. The Quasimodo

It’s a little known fact that Quasimodo actually entered the Olympics this year for the United States. As Notre Dame’s most qualified swimmer, his naturally humped back has earned him the affectionate nickname “the whale”.

4. The Kamikaze

Pretty much any diving photo could make its way onto the list, but there’s something particularly majestic and comical about this fellow’s dive-bombing.

3. The Crier

You might think this guy is a swimmer considering how wet he is. All that water is actually just from his tears. And the most interesting part of all? He won gold.

2. The Shining

All play and no work makes this guy one scary dude. If they ever remake The Shining, I know who to cast in Jack Nicholson’s role.

1. The Your-Face-is-Going-to-Get-Stuck-That-Way

Mothers around the world have warned for generations that making ugly faces will result in a permanently hideous visage. Apparently this guy ignored that advice.

I just can’t believe we have to wait another four years for incredible images like these. The 16 funniest facez of the 2016 Olympics can’t get here soon enough.

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