VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- For sheer spectacle, the Olympics offer the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony and dozens of medal ceremonies in between. For sheer awkwardness, they offer the kiss-and-cry area.
I like this lead because it is humorous. The story seems to be more of a feature so I enjoy that it allows for the lead to be more creative and lyrical. It doesn't include the who, what, or when, but I do not think that it was necessary for this instance. Because it is a feature I think that it makes it easier to cut the lead into more than one sentence. I don't think that the lead would have been more effective it it was only one sentence.