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American athletes, including basketball star LeBron James, center, marched at the opening ceremonies clothed in Ralph Lauren apparel made in China. (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)

Yes, the Olympics were about wondrous feats of athletic skill and human spirit that will be remembered for years to come.

But let's face it. Lots of dumb and crazy stuff happened over the past 17 days, too. And the people involved probably hope the world forgets about them as quickly as possible.

Not yet, though. Here are our Top Olympic Weird Stories, Strange Moments and Bad Decisions at the London Games.

The Badminton Scandal

We'll never look at a shuttlecock the same way. Eight players were expelled from the doubles competition for trying to lose on purpose in round-robin play to assure a more favorable seeding in the knockout round.

NBC Treats Viewers Like Morons

Once again the network pretended that it's still 1988 and tape-delayed coverage of big events. Forget that anybody with a smart phone or computer had known for hours who had won. The Twitter-verse went crazy mocking NBC, but the network had the last laugh because prime-time viewership actually went up.

Hey, Dude, What's in the Brownies?

After finishing seventh in his judo event, American Nick Delpopolo was booted from the U.S. team for testing positive for marijuana. Delpopolo said the test was "caused by my inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with marijuana." And so, his Olympics were baked. Who knew cannabis could do more than just give you the munchies?


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Changing of the Locks at Wembley Stadium

When British police lost the keys to one of the world's most famous sports venues, Scotland Yard detectives were put on the case. When the keys couldn't be located, all the locks had to be changed. Did they try consulting with Sherlock Holmes first?

Racist Tweets by Twits

Two athletes were thrown out of the Games for tweeting stupid stuff. Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou never made it to London because she mocked African immigrants in a pre-Games tweet. Then Switzerland soccer player Michel Morganella was expelled for a racially charged tweet after a 2-1 loss to South Korea. Both proved that athletic skill and brains don't always go hand-in-hand.

Dressed for Controversy

A political firestorm erupted over the disclosure that U.S. athletes marching at the opening ceremonies were clothed in Ralph Lauren apparel made in China. People were not happy that the Chinese are getting Olympic medals AND our jobs. Oh and Ralph Lauren, you think you can make that polo player on the blazers a little bigger next Olympics? It only covered half the chest of American athletes this time.

Thanks, Mom

Ike Lochte, the mother of American swim star Ryan Lochte, turned heads when she said of her handsome son: "He goes out on one-night stands. He's not able to give fully to a relationship because he's always on the go." She quickly clarified her comments, saying she was talking about her son going on dates, not hookups. Ryan Lochte laughed off the flap, left London with five medals and now is fielding TV offers.

Hope Solo Thinks Quite Highly of Herself

Early in the Games, the Team USA soccer goalie blasted Brandi Chastain, who had mildly criticized the squad in her new role as a broadcaster. "Its 2 bad we cant have commentators who better represents the team&knows more about the game," Solo tweeted. Yeah, Chastain -- the woman who scored the biggest goal in U.S. women's soccer history -- doesn't know what she's talking about.

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants

German rower Nadja Drygalla left the Olympic village after it was learned that her boyfriend is part of extreme right-wing politics in her country. "I have no connection to his circle of friends and this scene, and I reject it completely," Drygalla said. But for reasons that should be obvious, this is a sensitive issue in Germany.

Sweeping History under the Olympic Rug

The IOC came under withering criticism for not holding a moment of silence in the opening ceremonies to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre where 11 members of the Israeli delegation were killed by terrorists. No, we wouldn't want anything to interfere with the fun and games.

Gabby Douglas and her Hair

Douglas becomes the first African-American to win a gold medal in the gymnastics all-around and what becomes the big cultural story? Her hair. Even Douglas was confused by this "controversy." "I don't know where this is coming from," she said. "What's wrong with my hair. I'm like, 'I just made history and people are focused on my hair?" Nothing is wrong with your hair, Gabby. People are just idiots.

Below-the-Belt Punches in Basketball

There was an outbreak of cheap shots in basketball and the worst was a haymaker by France's Nicolas Batum into the groin of Spain's Juan-Carlos Navarro. Why did he do it? "I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.

There is Justice in the World

A drunken fan tossed a bottle onto the track just before the marquee 100-meter men's final. Luckily, it didn't interfere with the start. Even better, the fool had the misfortune of sitting near a bronze-medal-winning judoka. Edith Bosch of The Netherlands said she slapped the guy around the head and later tweeted about the incident, saying: "I HAVE BEATEN HIM."

At least he wasn't drinking and riding

The Belgian Olympic Committee sent cyclist Gijs van Hoecke home after photos surfaced of him looking drunk and unable to walk while leaving a London nightclub. Van Hoecke said he was just letting off some steam, but that "it would have been better if I had not done that here in London."

This wasn't Las Vegas. And what happened in London the last two-plus weeks didn't just stay in London.