Olympics in Sochi

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by winds-of-change, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am hearing all kinds of stuff about the Olympics in Sochi. Such as their stray dog problem, no running water in some of the hotels, water being undrinkable, etc. I am getting concerned for the athletes health and care while they are in Sochi. What has anyone else heard?

    Other than that, I am looking forward to watching hockey, curling, biathalon and various skiing and skating events.
     
  2. beaglesam

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    Al Michaels watched the Super Bowl in his luxury hotel at3:30 AM. Have not heard anything about problems with accommodations.
     

  3. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Issues the fans had getting and leaving the Super Bowl was bottleneck!
     
  4. rjd3282

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    If it's anything like the Ukraine there's going to be stray dogs everywhere. However very few of them are problems and most of them are well fed by anyone who wants to share with them. When I was living there I would eat in the park down the street and always shared lunch with a stray that lived in the park. I have pics of the little guy laying beside my table waiting for his lunch. The hotels leave a lot to be desired. You can buy bottled water everywhere. The food was edible and never made me sick.
     
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  5. Bigcountry02

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    Besides all the rioting and protests?

    Nothing much, haven't much watched any news about Sochi, kinda wanna tune out the world sometimes..
     
  7. Bigcountry02

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  8. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    This would be a stinky issue!

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    WTF! Any Tweet!

     
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  9. GunsGodAndCountry

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    The accommodations are bad for media. As I understand it the actual athletes are quite comfortable and 'cozy'. Id be more worried about the Black widow suicide bombers!!
     
  10. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

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    Crete, Greece had similar accommodations.
     
  11. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is Sochi near Chicago ? Common sense and the best to the athletes .!



    Love the skis things...!:D
     
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  12. chloeshooter

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    well at least the Russians can still afford a manned space program! more than you can say for us
     
  13. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    The media are the ones who tell the story. This is a serious mistake - hard to believe the KGB could not do better.
     
  14. Mercator

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    Indiana is ready for winter games of any kind. I would donate my snow to Sochi, no charge.
     
  15. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We'll (Medicator) , from the crazy things I see on the (inter-web) . The sales of BIC lighters is up and I been hearing that ain,t snow....:D
     
  16. DaughterofAres

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    Ez2b New Member

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    Reports are coming in hotels are not finished no running water don't use the water if you have water it will burn your skin what a mess.
    If your room is supposedly finished its missing shower curtains no power smells of glue.
    Wow

    EZ
     
  18. Mercator

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    Hey don't start a rumor. I hate drugs. It's Vaccinator!
     
  19. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    There is an upside I have not lost a damned thing in Russia. There is no need to go to Russia.