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Hockey

‘This video contains content from International Olympic Committee, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.’

Man, you have to give the I.O.C. credit for how quickly they are able get video of Olympic events taken down off YouTube and other media sites. They are damn near as efficient and stealthy at extinguishing any potential uprising or questioning of their supreme authority as the Gestapo.

Obviously, I would have loved to have embedded the video of Alexander Ovechkin absolutely destroying Jaromir Jagr during Russia’s 4-2 dispatching of the the Czech Republic yesterday. It was easily one of the highlights of the Olympics thus far and Ovie hit Jagr so hard any future offspring of Jaromir’s are going to be born dizzy. Further, it was a huge moment in the game itself, as the hit was the catalyst to Evegeni Malkin’s second goal of the game only 1:49 into the third period which gave the Russians a commanding 3-1 lead.

Of course, you can see video of the hit here. But do you know what the IOC Secret Police In Charge Of Copyright Enforcement and Protection)(SPICOCEP, for short) cannot do?  At least at this point, they cannot prevent animated .gifs like the one below from seeing the light of the day.

Sure, it’s not perfect or incredibly clear, I think this qualifies as scoring one for the little guy. ¬°Viva la Revolucion!

Malkin Scores 2, Russia Reaches Hockey Quarters [ABC News]
Ovechkin earns gold for open-ice Jagr destruction; was it legal? [Puck Daddy]