Sochi is the focus of the world media now. Wonder how the Games have influenced our life here in Moscow? Here is an insiders view. Sochi Olympics ARE the talk of the town!
Miscellaneous observations so far:
Olympic area of Sochi does look good. The nature there is gorgeous no doubt, but the stadiums and hotels also do look very modern. There are rumors that hotel rooms are loaded with spy equipment and all conversations are followed. May be…
Opening ceremony was Grand; we watched and loved it. One moment that I noticed – in a beginning there was a big Russian flag, assembled from people with red, blue and white lights. They entered the arena in a chaotic mode and then gathered in rows. And one red dot moved to a wrong spot and started to panic and ran back and forth to find her place. He or she must have been near heart attack! One moment that everybody noticed – the flop with the rings. That moment however was shown to Russian audience just for a second and swiftly replaced with video from a trial run, during which all rings did open
For days before Sochi Olympics the most popular joke was -“Alina Kabaeva will ignite the Olympic flame. And what have YOU done for your girlfriend?” (she is rumored to be Putin’s girlfriend or maybe even his wife by now). So we were not surprised to see here in the ceremony. But we liked that she was not the one who actually ignited the fire
The entire country is super proud of our new figure skating star – Yulia Lipnitskaya, who is 15. She will be the star of this sport for a long time! And of course we are proud for Volosozhar/Trankov and other sportsmen, who brought medals. Plyuschenko story has divided the nation – half of the people think he did his best and is a hero, the other half thinks one has to retire on time and give way to the younger sportsmen. Still not sure what really happened and whether they tried to change horses last minute but really could not find Maxim Kovtun or that is just a play…
We loved the cute stories about US sportsmen, adopting street dogs in Sochi! Those photos did melt our hearts!
Please share what you think. Any questions or comments? I would love to hear about the coverage of Sochi Olympics in your country!
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