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    Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games are about to start in Canada... and there's still a lot of time left till the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. In the meantime, you can watch the countdown (1515 days as of time of writing this post) and read updates from the official website.

    Sochi 2014 - official site in English
    Sochi 2014 - official site in Russian
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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    I asked 4 years ago about the Winter Olympics and it was a failing thread.
    viewtopic.php?f=23&t=8217&hilit=olympics

    I asked about Winter Sports and got the same indifference.
    I like some sports because the athletes are far beyond my skills: Skiing, hockey, speed skating
    I like some because they are insane: Bobsled, luge, skeleton, ski jumping

    Good luck Master Admin. (far beyond my skills AND insane)
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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    You should ask about soccer. Many Russians love playing and watching soccer.
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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    I brought "my kids" to a local pro soccer (foooootbal) game a few years ago. It sucked so bad I fell asleep. I teach "my kids" baseball and they say the Russian equivalent of "WTF" at first.

    It's NOT easy, but they understand the game by the time they go home and a couple can hit pretty well. I've brought them to Cape Cod Baseball League games, and some to Boston Red Sox games. Some of the biggest smiles I have ever seen. One girl went to tears "It's so green!".

    Late summer/early fall is American Football. I only get a couple weeks to teach them the basics, but the guys seem to like it.

    I still have the ultimate respect for woman's Biathlon.
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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    OK, 4 years to Sochi Olympics...

    I thought the Vancouver Olympics were pretty good with the obvious exception of the Georgian luger's death.

    The television coverage wasn't very good here, time delays, compressed for 'prime-time' and too much other garbage.

    The final hockey game was one for the ages though. Best game I've seen in years.

    I hope Sochi turns out well. I also hope the current Russian Olympic team doesn't end up in a closed city in Siberia too (I've been reading the news).
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the Sochi 2014 Olympic games! It looks very beautiful there.

    Now if only I could think of a way to get there by then...
    Я вас любил: любовь еще, быть может,
    В душе моей угасла не совсем...

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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    Quote Originally Posted by capecoddah
    OK, 4 years to Sochi Olympics...
    I thought the Vancouver Olympics were pretty good... The television coverage wasn't very good here...
    Yeah, but from that TV coverage, I learned how to CORRECTLY pronounce Sochi!!!
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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    I hope Sochi turns out well. I also hope the current Russian Olympic team doesn't end up in a closed city in Siberia too (I've been reading the news).
    Not the team itself, but some officials from the Ministry of Sport have submitted resignation (they were gently hinted to do so).
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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Not the team itself, but some officials from the Ministry of Sport have submitted resignation (they were gently hinted to do so).
    Пойдут на повышение. А вместо них, еще каких-нибудь однокурсников назначат.
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    В обычных странах церковь отделена от государства, а в России - от Бога.

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    Re: Sochi 2014 - Olympic Winter Games (official site)

    Disabled Athletes Show Up Olympics Team

    "As Russia recovers from its worst-ever Winter Olympics, it's getting a welcome boost from unlikely quarters.

    Five days into the Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Russia's team has already left its rivals — and the Russian Olympic team — in the dust with six gold medals, six silvers and three bronzes."
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    By the way. Tickets on opening ceremony were sold out instantly. Three with half hours, and there is nothing.

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    Found a video: “Sochi 2014 — “One Year To Go” Ceremony”. ...Wow! Perfect answer even to China. Enjoy. ))

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    Он сильно переступил ту грань, где пиарщика начинают называть громкими и непереводимыми словами из национального жаргона.

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    I can't wait to see what the Russians do to the Canadian hockey team! I'll be watching all the games, well, except figure skating.

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    Has anyone seen the Olympic Torch?
    My friend in Ryazan saw it. Some photos from a phone that aren't very good. She said it was very exciting to see.

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    The Olympic fire was in Ryazan today . Traffic was stopped. Along the road there were people , a lot of students , schoolchildren, the police keep order to prevent terrorist attack as in Boston for the marathon . I photographed them from the balcony on our street Mervinskaya when I came home for lunch . Then I went to the court, took one case, and then we all went out into the street, stood waiting . The weather is very nice , sunny and warm day , although the morning freez . Then special cars of sponsors approached: advertising Coca -Cola, money bank, then we saw a man with a torch , the torch was lit. Then the girl with a new torch approached , the man lit her fire and put out his , and she ran on. Behind them rode the bus around which the men fled from the СОБР=SOBR - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, more ambulances , fire machines, police. We went to the work.

    I will host the images if more than 1 person wants to see them.

    I received bad new from my job search. I will not be going to Sochi to work in a hotel. Hospitality Skills 95%, Language Skills test killed me. Stupid Brit spelling, Québécois French and Cuban Spanish.

    One of my Russian "Kids" will be working in Sochi! I sent $16 dollars to her so she can send postcards. She is a very smart young lady. She speaks Russian, English, German and learned some Brazilian Portuguese from the other maids. I gave her a good recommendation.
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    Who didn't see that torch? It was a huge speculation about it on the Russian TV, that it was developed by a rocket science institute (literally), and it is almost impossible to take its fire out. Although it happened to be actually quite possible, it's very impressive that the torch was taken to so many Russian cities, the bottom of the lake of Baikal (the deepest lake in the world), the North Pole and even the outer space. Needless to say, it is quite a promotion

    Soon it will come to Samara, the city I currently reside in and I'm definitely going to see it live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrBaldhead View Post
    Soon it will come to Samara, the city I currently reside in and I'm definitely going to see it live.
    Today the main Olympic Fire has merged with the Olympic Fire of Samara and continued its journey to Sochi. And by sheer luck, I've witnessed it.

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    And the Olympics are open!

    Coverage in USA sucks. NBC has a soap opera on. NBC Sports has bass fishing. Opening Ceremonies via computer.

    Watch Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 Live Stream Online
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    NBC has a soap opera on. NBC Sports has bass fishing
    The question might be a bit naive, but weren't there any other channels?

    The opening ceremony was EPIC, especially the historical scenes. And that stadium sized 3D display is the device I'd love play some Mortal Kombat on

    UPDATE: Now I know - NBC has exclusive rights of airing the games within the US.
    Last edited by DrBaldhead; February 10th, 2014 at 04:02 AM.

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