Date: 6 June 2011
Usually, the Meanest Story of the Week competition is about a nasty and possibly untrue piece of gossip and the meanness is on the part of the magazine's decision to publish. But this story is confirmed and the meanness is the act itself. Investigators in British Columbia have found that 100 sled dogs used in the 2010 Winter Olympics had been killed because of slumping tourism. Authorities are pursuing the matter as a criminal act of animal cruelty.
This is a Meanest Story nominee.