LOOK: The many faces of ski jumpers
They're not pretty -- but they look better than you would when flying at 50 miles per hour off a massive slope.
The ski jump. How do these men and women get the guts?
It's not the most fascinating watch -- the average viewer can't discern a good from a great jump, really -- but it is at the same time hard to turn away.
At least know this: The Olympians participating in Sochi are very much human. Stomachs of steel? Sure. But not immune to the fleeting holy-crap-I'm-flying facial expression. I've culled a few of the better ones from the first few days of the Olympics.
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