How One Woman Scammed Her Way Into the 2018 Olympics

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting10 muaj më parë

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  • Trevor Walker

    Trevor Walker

    5 ditë më parë

    Two decades ago???

  • John Długosz

    John Długosz

    14 ditë më parë

    "how we get out topics" you mean *our ?

  • spades95


    19 ditë më parë

    Is this video from the future? 2018 being two decades ago somehow sounds off...

  • Ace Spades

    Ace Spades

    26 ditë më parë

    Don’t need to watch it. I already know the story. But it’s not a scam, just poor rule design

  • sarasotauptoseattle


    Muaj më parë

    HAI should've included the fact that she used her "Olympiad status" to help get her into Harvard. Ultimate scam artist.

  • Matt Orton
    Matt Orton2 orë më parë

    Your ad at the end made me put you on my list of never watch again.

  • Kishan P
    Kishan P5 orë më parë

    2018 was 2 decades ago.? Damn no wonder I look so old

  • Mickael ht
    Mickael ht23 orë më parë

    Wait am i the only one who heard 2 decades ago at 0:52 , bruh

  • MerlinOlsen
    MerlinOlsenDitë më parë

    Way more impressive than anything ever done on skis. Fuck the Olympics anyway. Corrupt officials and a lot of bullshit dancing-around-for-the-judges "sports" who are also corrupt.

  • Ochola Jonathan
    Ochola JonathanDitë më parë

    I liked the vid half way through while laughing.then while holding back tears at how smooth the ad was,it tried again but alas, ALthe won't let me

  • MMN Legend
    MMN Legend2 ditë më parë

    Bruh she just ruined her life

  • Mr. Lime
    Mr. Lime2 ditë më parë

    Hungary? ok thats rare

  • Saturnusplanetkraft
    Saturnusplanetkraft2 ditë më parë

    2:30 Narrator said "thirteenth" but screen read "30th".

  • Thinkbolt
    Thinkbolt2 ditë më parë

    I remember this, and I admire the hell out of it.

  • SpaRk_City
    SpaRk_City2 ditë më parë

    2 Decades ago..

  • S T
    S T4 ditë më parë

    ‘2 decades ago’.... ‘2018’..... something doesn’t add up

  • Matthijn Dijkstra
    Matthijn Dijkstra4 ditë më parë

    How's life in 2038? @0:50

  • RobbBoss
    RobbBoss4 ditë më parë

    "Two decades ago, in 2018..."

  • Thexpgamer1795


    3 ditë më parë

    I’m guessing it was a joke, or I’m stupid, it’s one of those

  • Lynne S
    Lynne S4 ditë më parë

    I disagree. First, scamming implies fraud or lying, which she did not do. She followed all the rules. Second, I actually really like seeing "normal" people in the Olympics every once in awhile. I am a huge fan of watching the Olympics, but you become almost desensitized to how incredible the athletes are once you see so many people capable of the same--give or take--miraculous, elite skills. When you see someone normal out there, it really drives homes to you just how mindblowingly incredible the other athletes are. Besides, the spirit of the Olympics is to have amateur athletes. With the rigorous training that it takes to be an Olympian, I don't think we can really call them amateurs. I'd like to see more Elizabeth Swaney's out there! I do agree, however, that Boys in the Boat is an amazing book! I don't really like to read non-fiction, but it was gripping and an amazing read.

  • alexandre bilat
    alexandre bilat4 ditë më parë

    Did anyone notice he said 2 decades instead of years? 0:56

  • Showman
    Showman5 ditë më parë

    2018 was 2 decades ago? 😱🤔

  • JimBobSucks
    JimBobSucks7 ditë më parë

    0:55 "2 Decades ago" *2000?*

  • Troy Claus
    Troy Claus7 ditë më parë

    She's a winner in my book

    ABHI THE CODER8 ditë më parë

    0:51 it is years in decades

  • A Stoic's Door
    A Stoic's Door8 ditë më parë

    Oh damn. I think we can all agree that she is far from mediocre.

  • A random piece of fruit
    A random piece of fruit8 ditë më parë

    0:50 *years

  • skylar beauregard
    skylar beauregard8 ditë më parë

    He mentioned ballet skiing being in the 2018 South Korea olympics 😂 this guy better do some before fact ballet hasn’t been a thing for about 20 years 🤦🏻 Facts: Ballet skiing was only featured at two Olympic Winter Games (Calgary, Canada ‘88 and Albertville, France ‘92) but didn’t resonate particularly well with audiences and so it faded into history. In 2000 FIS officially stopped recognizing the sport, ending any FIS sanctioned competitions (was pretty much dead long before that though and I don’t know if there even were any high level ballet competitions left at that point ). Essentially it’s like throwing in tug of war into a video about track and field. to skiers it’s funny af 👏🏻😂 good job dude.

  • brody10123
    brody101239 ditë më parë

    It’s likely that Elizabeth Swaney isn’t even the best skier named Elizabeth Swaney

  • mlk f
    mlk f9 ditë më parë

    Two decades ago ?

  • crsmit
    crsmit9 ditë më parë

    this script is riddled with inconsistencys. 2018 was not 2 decads a go. it was 2 years ago at the time of publishing. 1 point for 13th. screen shows 30th.

  • kiran b
    kiran b10 ditë më parë

    I don't understand how is this a scam? Underwhelming, yes. Expected better than clickbaitey titles from HAI

  • SCP-Chicken
    SCP-Chicken10 ditë më parë

    0:50 "However, two ago, in

  • Brad Strouse
    Brad Strouse11 ditë më parë

    So she was just clever. Unlike this story which was jus a way to plug your add. Intelligent people like myself and this girl actually read books

  • Douchopotamus
    Douchopotamus11 ditë më parë

    How you not gonna link her run?!

  • Black Dice
    Black Dice11 ditë më parë

    did he say 2 decades ago?

  • Chris Johnson
    Chris Johnson11 ditë më parë

    Ok her run wasn't as bad as I thought 😂 I was imagining her just riding straight down the middle

  • Arnar Dór Vignisson
    Arnar Dór Vignisson11 ditë më parë

    Apparently it is 2038 because 2018 was two decades ago.

  • Julio Andrés Morán-Muñoz
    Julio Andrés Morán-Muñoz12 ditë më parë

    Just found about this video, but in the same Winter Olympics a mexican named Germán Madrazo "achieved his dream" and participated in skiing, placing 116th of 118 (2 retired) He made it to the Olympics at age 43 by buying his ticket and the Olympics comitee of the country, without training or skill at all and his story was told as one of success. And it pisses me off way more than can be imagined

  • Random Name 12
    Random Name 1212 ditë më parë

    She didn’t care what people expected, she was going to be an Olympian. And by god, she was! She had NO FEAR! 🤩

  • Isiah Roach
    Isiah Roach12 ditë më parë

    30th not 13th😂

  • Nicholas Baughman
    Nicholas Baughman12 ditë më parë

    Are we going to ignore that he said “2 decades ago in 2018”

  • XvG Wizard
    XvG Wizard12 ditë më parë

    Alternate title : roasting a mediocre sports woman for 5 min straight

  • iAmPlup
    iAmPlup12 ditë më parë

    Girl didn't scam her way in, she beat the system

  • Callum Dimmick
    Callum Dimmick12 ditë më parë

    Two decades, dude two years.

  • Mr. Anything
    Mr. Anything12 ditë më parë

    0:50 2 decades instead of yrs lol

  • Gareth Llewellyn
    Gareth Llewellyn13 ditë më parë

    Do a video of the 1980s ice skater that paid a hit man type guy to break the legs of her team mate who was first choice so she could take first place due to being injured girls replacement

  • snowjammma
    snowjammma13 ditë më parë

    did he day thirteenth when 30th came on? so do I get my 1 point?

  • Vanessa X
    Vanessa X13 ditë më parë

    0:51 "Two decades ago, in 2018" Um, I have questions.

  • Rog Solaris
    Rog Solaris13 ditë më parë

    “Two decades ago, in 2018”? :50

  • Reshef Laor
    Reshef Laor13 ditë më parë

    2 decades ago is not 2018 sorry to break to you

  • Joshua deWaal
    Joshua deWaal14 ditë më parë

    "two decades ago in 2018" Not quite...

  • Kasper Jensen
    Kasper Jensen14 ditë më parë

    "Two decades ago, in 2018..." This video came out in 2020, two years after 2018. That's the same as 0.2 decades, or 0.002 Millenia if you prefer measuring time in Millenia

  • Edward Chu
    Edward Chu14 ditë më parë

    This woman is a genius! Scams her way into the Olympics then, no doubt, will sell the rights to her story to the highest bidder for a Hollywood comedy featuring Rachel McAdams. Genius.

  • John Długosz
    John Długosz14 ditë më parë

    You said 13th and the caption on the screen showed 30th place. I can't tell which is right just from context.

  • Celestine Plummer
    Celestine Plummer14 ditë më parë

    I have a new goal to aspire to

  • matt lewis
    matt lewis14 ditë më parë

    Sounds like she worked hard to make the olympics. Criticisms from those who never achieve in life, like the author/narrator of this lame hit piece mean nothing to a woman who sticks her butt on the line to make a dream come true. To hell with you cowards trying to belittle people who dare to chase their dreams.

  • Marshall McGaughey
    Marshall McGaughey14 ditë më parë

    Did you say, "two decades ago, in 2018...?"

  • Kelvin Lean
    Kelvin Lean14 ditë më parë

    Hold up a minute, 2 decades ago in 2018? If you take 2021 carry the 1 add 3... anyway it doesn’t add up

  • Bryan M
    Bryan M15 ditë më parë

    Did I hear you say "2 decades ago?" But it was in 2018

  • Matt
    Matt15 ditë më parë

    @0:50 two DECADES ago in 2018?!!... When was this video uploaded ?!? 2038?!

  • Alex Lehtinen
    Alex Lehtinen15 ditë më parë

    She was more interested in some Olympic pipe than the half pipe

  • METO U
    METO U15 ditë më parë


  • Tim A.
    Tim A.15 ditë më parë

    This is the first time someone has trolled the Olympics and its highly underated

  • Reilly Todd
    Reilly Todd16 ditë më parë

    2 decades ago, in 2018? 2 decades ago would be 2000 😂

  • Ethelwulf Mountbatten de Rothschild VIII
    Ethelwulf Mountbatten de Rothschild VIII16 ditë më parë

    "Olympic Athlete" look good on LinkedIn profile though.

  • Paul
    Paul16 ditë më parë

    Subscribe to my channel. If you dont want to, its ok, just look for another comment.

  • Pulaski
    Pulaski16 ditë më parë

    The entry criteria were set by the Olympics to prevent another Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, qualification fiasco. It used to be possible for any country to send _one_ competitor for any event without meeting _any_ performance criteria - if you want to send two people they _both_ had to meet minimum peformance criteria.

  • Nizzy 7
    Nizzy 716 ditë më parë

    0:49 are we living in 2038??

  • Oliver Foggin
    Oliver Foggin16 ditë më parë

    Two decades ago?!?

  • Best around
    Best around16 ditë më parë

    She may not be considered by most to actually be an Olympic level athlete, but no one can deny that she is an Olympic level loophole finder.

  • Ashton Pyr
    Ashton Pyr16 ditë më parë

    0:50 I didn't realize a year was 36 days...

  • EZMawloc
    EZMawloc17 ditë më parë

    Two decades ago in 2018? This man living in 2038...

  • Paul Coover
    Paul Coover17 ditë më parë

    Good for her, Olympics are a scam anyway.

  • Vladimir Poutine
    Vladimir Poutine17 ditë më parë

    This just exposed how low the bar is for female freestyle skiers, the sport has barely progressed in the last 10 years.

  • Closing the Loop
    Closing the Loop17 ditë më parë

    Seriously, total respect for this woman

  • Arbiter Of Reason
    Arbiter Of Reason17 ditë më parë

    Brains and beauty. Waifu material!

  • Santiago Andrade
    Santiago Andrade17 ditë më parë

    Great book rec at the end

  • Martin Durych
    Martin Durych17 ditë më parë

    First of all, Olympic games were amateur athletes venue. But I am just thinking, in those four years, she could've learn something...

  • Viliam Vacula
    Viliam Vacula17 ditë më parë

    Why all the sarcasm and hate? She didn’t hurt anybody and played by the rules. She gamed the system fair and square. Kudos for that.

    ABCDE FC17 ditë më parë

    “Winter” olympics

  • Phil Oliveira
    Phil Oliveira17 ditë më parë

    This guy just loves saying decades when he means years

  • gonzague55
    gonzague5518 ditë më parë

    As a mediocre athlete I find this video offensive

  • A C
    A C18 ditë më parë

    Couldn’t you show the Olympic run cuz of fair use? I know the Olympic committee takes it seriously but idk

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith18 ditë më parë

    2... decades?...ago... sure, let's go with that.

  • Stony Baboon
    Stony Baboon18 ditë më parë

    "2 decades ago in 2018" and I was thinking 2 decades was 2*10, living and learning

  • YourPalAL
    YourPalAL18 ditë më parë

    I like a good troll as much as anyone. Trolling the Olympics is legendary.

  • Mike M.
    Mike M.18 ditë më parë

    Two decades ago, in 2018

  • Aaditya Jhawar
    Aaditya Jhawar18 ditë më parë

    Nobody noticed that he said 2 DECADES AGO!!.

  • Jay McCulloch
    Jay McCulloch18 ditë më parë

    0:49 - " two DECADES ago in 2018 "

  • Jack Lilly
    Jack Lilly18 ditë më parë

    “2 decades ago, in 2018”

  • Daniel Banks
    Daniel Banks18 ditë më parë

    I laughed way too hard at "a move about as difficult as hitting a golf ball... into the ocean."

  • John L
    John L19 ditë më parë

    She will forever be an Olympian. And you make videos.

  • Carimbo575
    Carimbo57519 ditë më parë

    I think this says more about the Olympic half-pipe skying than about her...

  • Cosmo Manningham-Buller
    Cosmo Manningham-Buller19 ditë më parë

    2 decades ago in 2018. Pretty sure that isn’t 2 decades

  • Yep Shawn
    Yep Shawn19 ditë më parë

    Triple clap and kudos to her. This is how the real world works. Play within the rules, and think out of the box. Creativity got her dream fulfilled. She deserves it fully.

  • Smiley P
    Smiley P19 ditë më parë

    Honestly given the attitude of this channel I'm surprised she's not loved by HAI, she had a goal and she achieved it. She technically followed all the rules and regulations, she even did the half turn. She was in the Olympics and didn't lie or cheat or anything to get there, what have you done?

  • NothingtoChere lol
    NothingtoChere lol19 ditë më parë

    0:50 What year is he in? 2038?

  • Notmade ofPeople
    Notmade ofPeople19 ditë më parë

    Hard to believe it's been 2 decades since 2018.

  • Team H-P
    Team H-P20 ditë më parë

    This video very badly needs some discussion of Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, who worked his way into an earlier Winter Olympics (1988) in a similar fashion. Both he and Swaney were even skiers representing skiing-poor nations! Edwards’ run led to eligibility-rule changes (leading to the minimum-ranking rules mentioned in the video, I believe), but apparently the changes left loopholes that Swaney wiggled through. Not mentioning Edwards seems like a major context oversight. Tsk tsk.

  • katebeckinsnail
    katebeckinsnail20 ditë më parë

    Lmao , she did no wrong. She just played the system.

  • xtscarface M
    xtscarface M20 ditë më parë

    2 decades ago in 2018??

  • Elliott Evans
    Elliott Evans20 ditë më parë

    “Two decades ago, in 2018”

  • jim cloonan
    jim cloonan20 ditë më parë

    @ 0:51 " two decades ago, in 2018..." But for real.. I like your videos

  • Shuna Park
    Shuna Park20 ditë më parë

    It is still impressive to get into Olympics lol

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