Sochi Olympics

By | February 7, 2014

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

Interesting watching Olympics in Russia for the first time I can remember. What is more, you get quite a refresher in geography watching all the athletes from different countries march in. This is the first time Russia has hosted them since 1980, when they hosted the summer Olympics, but they were boycotted by most countries because of their invasion of Afghanistan. 1980 also had a winter Olympics which of course is famous for the miracle hockey game at which amtatur US hockey players beat the professional Russian team.

They really put a lot into these Olympics, albeit some of the behind the scenes stuff is not as great and unfinished and one of the Olympic rings failed to open from a snow flakes, but they have worked on putting forward their best art and cultural in the opening ceremonies. It is fascinating to see no matter the difference our countries may have.


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