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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:02 am
 


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Yeah the russians surprised the world .
All the pre show bullshit and fear mongering eh!
the whole thing went off with one small glitch…the snow flake that did not turn into an Olympic ring.
that has to be some sort of mystical innuendo lost on us all…lol…


Yeah, that must why @sochiproblems has twice as many followers as @sochi2104 does...there were tons of problems.

Sure, there wasn't a terrorist attack or major malfunction, but with crappy ice in several venues, poor snow conditions on the hill, and temperatures hitting close to +15 some days, there were plenty of serious issues.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:41 am
 


bootlegga wrote:
Count_Lothian wrote:
Yeah the russians surprised the world .
All the pre show bullshit and fear mongering eh!
the whole thing went off with one small glitch…the snow flake that did not turn into an Olympic ring.
that has to be some sort of mystical innuendo lost on us all…lol…


Yeah, that must why @sochiproblems has twice as many followers as @sochi2104 does...there were tons of problems.

Sure, there wasn't a terrorist attack or major malfunction, but with crappy ice in several venues, poor snow conditions on the hill, and temperatures hitting close to +15 some days, there were plenty of serious issues.



Blame the conditions on Global Warming :lol:


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bootlegga wrote:
Count_Lothian wrote:
Yeah the russians surprised the world .
All the pre show bullshit and fear mongering eh!
the whole thing went off with one small glitch…the snow flake that did not turn into an Olympic ring.
that has to be some sort of mystical innuendo lost on us all…lol…


Yeah, that must why @sochiproblems has twice as many followers as @sochi2104 does...there were tons of problems.

Sure, there wasn't a terrorist attack or major malfunction, but with crappy ice in several venues, poor snow conditions on the hill, and temperatures hitting close to +15 some days, there were plenty of serious issues.



Blame the conditions on Global Warming :lol:


No, the blame is on the IOC for putting the Winter Olympics in a sub-tropical destination...

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According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334,[5] up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census,[11] making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sochi


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[/quote]

No, the blame is on the IOC for putting the Winter Olympics in a sub-tropical destination...

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According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334,[5] up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census,[11] making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sochi[/quote]

Agreed the IOC does some serious piss poor selecting when it comes to winter games. Still can't blame Russia for this.


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No, the blame is on the IOC for putting the Winter Olympics in a sub-tropical destination...

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According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334,[5] up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census,[11] making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sochi


Agreed the IOC does some serious piss poor selecting when it comes to winter games. Still can't blame Russia for this.


You can a little - they could have submitted a better location for the Winter Olympics. after all, you don't see places like Miami competing for them - the US submitted Lake Placid and Salt Lake City and other appropriate places for a Winter Olympics. Russia should have too. C'est la vie...hopefully the 2018 Games in Korea will have better weather.


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Vancouver was like Sochi, as well ... an attractive and temperate sea port. I'm glad that Vancouver staged the games but it was not without similar difficulties as those experienced in Sochi.

Even Calgary is subject to sudden and extreme warming in the winter without much warning.


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You absolutely can blame Russia for the Sochi weather. They're the ones who bribed the IOC to hold the Olympics there. Remember the main competing bid was Austria which was in an actual alpine setting and had most of the facilities already built.


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Jabberwalker wrote:
Vancouver was like Sochi, as well ... an attractive and temperate sea port. I'm glad that Vancouver staged the games but it was not without similar difficulties as those experienced in Sochi.

Even Calgary is subject to sudden and extreme warming in the winter without much warning.

Vancouver had zero of those event conditions. The ice surfaces were second to none and not one skier was competing in shirts and shorts. Considering it cost $52 billion, the athletes and officials should have received top drawer facilities. Which they did not.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:45 am
 


So I tell you how good sportish of fans you all are and then you start complaining.
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It was all a great success, not a CATastrophy!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:52 am
 


Considering all the concerns before the games began, it seems it went fairly well in Sochi. At least there were no serious security issues, which would have been disastrous.

Now we'll have to see what the post-Olympic affect will be for Russia.


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Regina wrote:
Jabberwalker wrote:
Vancouver was like Sochi, as well ... an attractive and temperate sea port. I'm glad that Vancouver staged the games but it was not without similar difficulties as those experienced in Sochi.

Even Calgary is subject to sudden and extreme warming in the winter without much warning.

Vancouver had zero of those event conditions. The ice surfaces were second to none and not one skier was competing in shirts and shorts. Considering it cost $52 billion, the athletes and officials should have received top drawer facilities. Which they did not.


Checked out #sochiproblems and came across this article written by a journalist prior to the start of the games. Be nice to hear how things ended up.

ADLER, Russia – The late, great Rodney Dangerfield used to tell a joke about staying in a hotel so cheap, "they stole my towel."

It's a classic, at least until you walk into a "hotel room" here at the Winter Olympics, see it has two beds … and just one pillow … and no light bulbs … and no shower curtain … and cold water only … and a door that can't close … and, well, truth be told, you're just happy there isn't a stray dog curled up in the corner.

One of the great things about the Olympics is how the entire world comes together and immerses itself in the culture and way of life of the host city. This is a global community. It's not supposed to be three weeks of opulence and seven-star hotels – unless you're an IOC official or LeBron James, of course. It's, hey, you're in China, you'll live a little like the Chinese.

Lots more at:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/no-light-b ... 46023.html


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:22 am
 


Regina wrote:
Jabberwalker wrote:
Vancouver was like Sochi, as well ... an attractive and temperate sea port. I'm glad that Vancouver staged the games but it was not without similar difficulties as those experienced in Sochi.

Even Calgary is subject to sudden and extreme warming in the winter without much warning.

Vancouver had zero of those event conditions. The ice surfaces were second to none and not one skier was competing in shirts and shorts. Considering it cost $52 billion, the athletes and officials should have received top drawer facilities. Which they did not.


I should have written that better. Any of those things COULD have happened in Vancouver. The snow gods smiled on those Olympics.


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Mowich wrote:
Regina wrote:
Jabberwalker wrote:
Vancouver was like Sochi, as well ... an attractive and temperate sea port. I'm glad that Vancouver staged the games but it was not without similar difficulties as those experienced in Sochi.

Even Calgary is subject to sudden and extreme warming in the winter without much warning.

Vancouver had zero of those event conditions. The ice surfaces were second to none and not one skier was competing in shirts and shorts. Considering it cost $52 billion, the athletes and officials should have received top drawer facilities. Which they did not.


Checked out #sochiproblems and came across this article written by a journalist prior to the start of the games. Be nice to hear how things ended up.

ADLER, Russia – The late, great Rodney Dangerfield used to tell a joke about staying in a hotel so cheap, "they stole my towel."

It's a classic, at least until you walk into a "hotel room" here at the Winter Olympics, see it has two beds … and just one pillow … and no light bulbs … and no shower curtain … and cold water only … and a door that can't close … and, well, truth be told, you're just happy there isn't a stray dog curled up in the corner.

One of the great things about the Olympics is how the entire world comes together and immerses itself in the culture and way of life of the host city. This is a global community. It's not supposed to be three weeks of opulence and seven-star hotels – unless you're an IOC official or LeBron James, of course. It's, hey, you're in China, you'll live a little like the Chinese.

I found this bit particularly interesting. "The Canadian hockey team is reportedly going to sleep three to a room – all on small beds."

Lots more at:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/no-light-b ... 46023.html


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:21 pm
 


Jabberwalker wrote:
Regina wrote:
Jabberwalker wrote:
Vancouver was like Sochi, as well ... an attractive and temperate sea port. I'm glad that Vancouver staged the games but it was not without similar difficulties as those experienced in Sochi.

Even Calgary is subject to sudden and extreme warming in the winter without much warning.

Vancouver had zero of those event conditions. The ice surfaces were second to none and not one skier was competing in shirts and shorts. Considering it cost $52 billion, the athletes and officials should have received top drawer facilities. Which they did not.


I should have written that better. Any of those things COULD have happened in Vancouver. The snow gods smiled on those Olympics.

Not likely at all for skiing and would NEVER happen with the rinks.


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