Someone had mentioned this to me a few days ago but I couldn't believe it. Then I saw the story for myself: The native-inspired logo for the 2010 Olympics actually represents death. NPR spoke to Peter Irniq, an expert on the stacks of rocks that inspired the logo:
"It's a symbol of the fact that someone may have, um, committed suicide or someone may have murdered somebody at that spot," he says.
Just what you want in an Olympic logo.