Svendsen was a few yards ahead of France's Martin Fourcade down the stretch of the 40-minute race. Right before he crossed the finish line Svendsen held his hands above his head in celebration, allowing Fourcade to almost beat him.
They finished with identical times of 42 minutes, 29.1 seconds. Svendsen won gold after the photo finish showed he finished first by a few feet.
"Hide and Seek" has always been thought of by most as a rather simple, innocent game. After all, it's for children, right? Well, a man in Australia decided to throw its innocence out the window and play the game naked. After deciding that a top-loading washing machine was a good hiding spot, he ended up getting stuck. Once emergency crews arrived, they ended up using olive oil to slip him out of his tiny prison.
One valuable lesson can be learned from this: if you get stuck naked in a washing machine, use olive oil before you call the fire department.
This fluffy cat's name is Waffles, and the slippery days of winter are not easy on his ego. His attempt to jump from a snowy van to a snowy garage roof does not go as well as he obviously planned. I can only believe that he gracefully reached his final landing point with poise and sophistication.