Marta is the best Brazilian women's player of all time, but if the country is to contend at the World Cup, she'll need her teammates to step up, writes Roger Bennett.
There's the "agony of defeat." And then there's this women's ice hockey score from the European Olympic pre-qualifying tournament: Slovakia 82, Bulgaria 0.
Dreams come true for some at the Olympics. We see their joy often -- at the finish line and on the podium. But for others, like Lolo Jones and Sanya Richards, the dreams shatter in a matter of seconds.
The Sochi Olympics have offered great venues, fine accommodations and cheap alcohol. They have also shown us the thrill of victory, agony of defeat and reminded us why we love the Games.