Category: Sochi

Stockholm Syndrome: #Sochi2014 Moments

Stockholm Syndrome: #Sochi2014 Moments

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014 |

For the last seven days, I have cheered for the Russians, but not the Canadians.  No, you didn’t read that wrong.  No, I’m not in gulag.  I have cheered for the Russians because they are undoubtedly the only country that compares in any way to the US when it comes to cheering their athletes on! […]

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How to Survive Cancelations of Olympic Proportions: #Sochi2014

How to Survive Cancelations of Olympic Proportions: #Sochi2014

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014 |

If ever you take a 1 hour trip to the top of a mountain in Russia, and the biathlon competition gets cancelled, follow these rules: 1) Make friends with an awesome French dude. Sing the French national anthem with him (P.S. Learn some foreign anthems. It’s good for you.) 2) Buy your booze before the […]

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Even More Reasons to Love the Russkies (Russians)

Even More Reasons to Love the Russkies (Russians)

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014 |

I’ve been in love with Russia ever since I saw Nicholas and Alexandra on TV and started reading an obscene amount of books about the Romanovs. I could listen to Tchaikovsky for months. I have a CD collection to prove it. After a Russian roomie in grad school and a bizillion Russian books, they became […]

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How to Get Tickets to Olympic Events

How to Get Tickets to Olympic Events

[ 0 ] February 11, 2014 |

Being in an Olympic venue is a life changing experience. You’re surrounded by people from all around the world, celebrating the achievements of incredibly talented athletes. Waves of goosebumps are likely, especially if your country takes home a gold medal and you get to see your flag hoisted above the crowd and your anthem blasted […]

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Sochi Olympics Facts: Beyond Black Widows, Hotel Issues and Sickness

Sochi Olympics Facts: Beyond Black Widows, Hotel Issues and Sickness

[ 0 ] February 11, 2014 |

Since everyone is so concerned about our security/hotel/sochiproblems, I thought I’d share some Sochi facts. Three of our group went to London in 2012. We started buying tickets exactly a year from last Friday. We logged into at least 4 ticket drops over the year collecting tickets to 12 events, like a 7-year-old in the […]

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