'Sochi Selfies' are the Olympics' best unofficial event

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'Sochi Selfies' are the Olympics' best unofficial event

Admittedly, the Selfie Olympics were pretty spectacular. There were gravity-defying tricks and awe-inspiring displays of strength and creativity befitting the unofficial event's name.

Still, selfies at the Olympics are undeniably cooler. Right, photobombing Brian Boitano?

Over in Sochi, everybody from gold medal winners to fans are snapping pics of themselves at places including the top of the skyscraping ski jump or in front of the Olympic flame.

And with all respect to, oh, 85% of Selfie Olympics participants, that's a lot more excellent than in front of your bathroom mirror.

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