2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

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Postby CielOnTap on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:20 am

Shiva Keshavan, is competing in luge as an individual Olympic participant. India was suspended by the IOC. Did you know that Keshavan's training area is a highway in the Himalayan mountains?

http://www.examiner.com/article/2014-winter-olympics-the-chuck-norris-of-luge-has-landed-sochi
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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby signs on Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:36 pm

Not much choice when your country is under suspension. At least he had a good mountain to train on and what a view. From Luge to a Bobsled member from the US.

Am I the only one that thinks the door he broke down looks like it's made of Cardboard? (image posted below)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/johnny-qui ... -1.2528499

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American bobsledder Johnny Quinn took matters into his own hands on Saturday when he got stuck in his Olympic village bathroom after locking himself in — smashing a huge hole to break out.

The former American football wide receiver, at his first Olympics, posted a photo on Twitter of the door after he had smashed through it, with the hashtag #SochiJailBreak. "I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed," Quinn, a push athlete on the USA-2 four-man sled, wrote on his Twitter page @JohnnyQuinnUSA.

"With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out." Athletes and journalists in Sochi have bemoaned that accommodation has not been finished, taking to Twitter to vent their grumbles



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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:06 pm

Bizarro's comic for Saturday was about the Olympic Hide and Seek Competition medals-gold for Sasquatch, silver for Loch Ness Monster and bronze for Waldo of Where's Waldo fame. Waldo was holding onto a wooden cane.

A comment by a Russian politician about a video of a hotel shower is causing whispers about how much actual surveillance is on-site in hotels. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/blogs/post.php?id=494160

What Olympic foodie fans are missing by not going beyond Olympic Park to find the various cuisines offered by Sochi eateries: choices that hurdle above hot dogs and blinis:
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/blogs/post.php?id=494160

You might not be able to get medical care in Sochi--it depends on fees and who is supposed to provide care for visiting tourists and athletes and if you can overcome the lack of English directional signs to city hospitals or pharmacies. Ensure you have a Russian speaker with you to help you confirm what can or cannot be done for you.
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/sochi2014/What-to-Do-If-You-Get-Sick-in-Sochi.html
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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:16 pm

Canada, Netherlands and Norway are tied at 7 medals apiece but Canada has more silver medals.
http://olympics.cbc.ca/medals/index.html

Online shopping for Olympic gear? Be wary-fakes may be sold.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sochi-olympic-apparel-fakes-flood-online-bbb-warns-1.2529989

Canadians drinking beer with Team Austria got to meet President Putin:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/vladimir-putin-poses-with-iqaluit-s-dave-romanyk-at-sochi-games-1.2530694

I have read that snowboarders are not happy with the conditions of the halfpipe course.
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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:09 pm

Sochi stories:

Why it's a good idea to know your sport's competitors-networking potential!
Despite his past achievements, some members of the new generation of curlers don’t know much about him.

Canada skip Brad Jacobs said before the Olympics that he barely knew Germany’s team.

Sweden skip Niklas Edin had a blank look when Jahr’s name was mentioned. He was then informed that Jahr is a millionaire.

“Now I will get to know him!” Edin said.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/sochi2014/curling/2014/02/12/hes_48_hes_a_millionaire_casinoowner_and_hes_an_olympian.html

An American Paralympian will return to Russia as an athlete and as the face of an American who was adopted in Russia:
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/america-tonight-blog/2014/2/7/paralympian-headstosochiasusfaceofrussianadoption.html
But critics charge that the law was less about protecting kids, and more about retaliating against the U.S. for a law banning Russian human rights violators from American soil. The U.S. State Department labeled the law, “politically motivated.” Both UNICEF, the U.N.’s child welfare agency, and Human Rights Watch condemned the move.


A tie in women's downhill means two gold medals:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/sports/olympics/womens-downhill-historic-tie.html?_r=0

Shiva Keshavan finished 37th after the fourth men's round in luge:
http://www.sochi2014.com/en/athlete-shiva-keshavan

I wonder how many training runs on the course he got in Sochi prior to the actual competition? Snow is better than highway!
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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:07 am

The Norwegian men's curling team is restricted by its national committee to wear the uniforms only in curling arenas. So a request for a photo outside of the arena in Sochi meant no uniforms. #Icannnotbelievewhatpeopledo
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=145&sid=28703477&title=sochi-scene-no-pants

The Moscow Times has its own SOCHI 2014 section:
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/sochi2014/index.php

Did you know there's a rat to predict hockey game outcomes? A pair of otters are also being used for predictions.
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/sochi2014/shurik-the-rat-predicts-a-win-for-russia-over-slovenia-in-men-s-hockey.html
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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby deja vu on Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:25 pm

The CBC at times is a joke in Canada, other times we love them. This time it's Toledo, Ohio's turn to love the CBC.

It all began because NBC and the local station could not agree on retransmission fees so NBC pulled the plug on the Olympics. Toledo is having the last laugh, thanks to CBC and I think they may keep tuning in after the games are over.


http://www.ourwindsor.ca/news-story/436 ... to-toledo/


Cable subscribers in Toledo, Ohio, are singing the praises of Canada and CBC’s television coverage, after a dispute with a local affiliate blocked broadcast of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

In a 30-second commercial residents thank Canadians for coverage of the Olympics to the tune of Oh Canada.

“CBC we’ll tune our sets to thee,” concludes the spot, which has been running regularly since the games began Feb 6.
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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby mousepad on Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:17 pm

Russian Olympic skicross racer Maria Komissarova underwent six-and-a-half hours of spinal surgery on Saturday after breaking her back in a Sochi 2014 training crash.

The 23-year-old had a metal implant inserted and surgeons said they would not know how successful the operation had been for three or four days.

Her condition was serious but she was in a stable condition, the Russia Freestyle Skiing Federation said, adding that she was likely to be taken to a Moscow hospital or go abroad for treatment when it was possible to move her.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/1 ... 7520140215


While some are hoping she will ski again, I think the hope should first be that she can eventually walk. It's a serious injury and will take a long time to heal.

When she is stable, it's probably best she leave Russia for the best recovery treatment possible.
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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby deja vu on Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:04 pm

One of the big hits in Sochi, a red Beer Fridge that only can be opened by a Canadian passport. Most Canadians know about it, but have only seen it on ads, now Sochi joins the list of European cities that have hosted the fridge. France, Belgium and U.K. locations were first. Once it leaves Sochi, no one knows where it the world it will show up next.

A big hit at Canada House and a gold mine for Molson's promotion of Canadian beer.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sochi/have-passpo ... -1.1688864

It may be the most famous household appliance in Sochi. A red beer fridge, which requires a Canadian passport to open, is an Olympic hit.

Team Canada defenceman P.K. Subban, long-track speedskater Lucas Makowsky and Olympic champion freestyle skier Alex Bilodeau are just some of the Canadian athletes to drop into Canada Olympic House to check out the fridge. Canadian actor Nathan Fillion recently gave it a plug on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Jacques Rogge, former president of the International Olympic Committee, even gave it a once-over.


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Re: 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia

Postby dreamon on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:50 pm

Canada will go for gold in Olympic women's hockey after a 3-1 win over Switzerland in Monday's semifinal.

Canada and the United States will meet Thursday in the Olympic final for a fourth time. The Canadians have won three gold in a row at the Winter Games. The U.S. beat Sweden 6-1 in the earlier semifinal.

http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=444047

Did anyone really expect anything else since the European Women's teams have not caught up to the strength of the North American teams. Now it's up to the Mens team to do the
same, since that is what most want to see.

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