Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hockey Night in Sochi

The week has just flown by in Sochi. I can’t believe I’ve just got three more days before I say “до свидания” to Olympic Park and my new friends. I spent last night watching the gold medal game for women’s … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love

No flowers, no chocolates, but I did get a day off for Valentine’s Day. Earlier in the week, I stood in a slow-moving line at one of the ticket booths in order to buy a ticket to see the Friday … Continue reading

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Exploring Olympic Park

With only one men’s ice hockey game taking place at Bolshoy on Wednesday, I was free to spend most of the day exploring Olympic Park a bit more thoroughly. It’s huge. I know there have been some comments about how … Continue reading

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The Games (Really) Begin

Wow, the last couple of days have been a blur. Saturday’s highlight — other than spending more time exploring Olympic Park — was helping out in the mixed zone of the team figure skating event. Not my role or venue, … Continue reading

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Accreditation and Uniform: Da! Opening Ceremony: Nyet!

Despite getting very little sleep due to some epic snoring, the day started out very promising. The shower in our volunteer accommodation has good water pressure and lots of hot water, and the breakfast over in the dining tent was … Continue reading

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Welcome to Sochi

Well, that was an interesting day. After what turned out to be a $45 breakfast (!?!) at the hotel (I should have gone to Dunkin’ Donuts instead), I took the Metro to Belorusskaya Station and transfered to the Aeroexpress train … Continue reading

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24 Hours in Moscow

With just one day to spend in Moscow before heading to Sochi, and knowing that I’d be jet-legged from two overnight flights, I had pre-arranged a private guide to take me around to all of the major sites. I met … Continue reading

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