Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 7)

The Olympics are a week old and are approaching the halfway mark as athletes and countries have had their chance to put their best foot forward. With plenty of stories so far in the Olympics there has been a lot to talk about while certain countries are happy with their performance and others are not so pleased.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 6)

The Olympics are full of great sports that constantly capture the imagination of fans with great athletes from multiple sports are put on the international stage. It is entertaining to watch the sports that are rarely seen to see something new and appreciate the skills that it takes to achieve the feats of these athletes.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 5)

In Day 6 of the Sochi Olympics the sport that many had been waiting for, both in Russia and around the world, would start. The Men’s hockey tournament has always been one of the most popular winter sports in the Olympics. A large part of this has been the fact that it is the only sport in the Winter Olympics that features athletes from one of the major leagues in the world.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 4)

The Olympics have long been considered an organization that includes all athletes no matter age, gender, colour of skin, or sexual orientation. It never matters if anyone seems different from the rest as the only thing that truly matters is whether or not they have the physical capabilities and the drive to be an Olympic athlete.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 3)

Judged events are a constant in the Olympics and they can make up some of the more popular sports in the Olympic program. There are a number of reasons for this and one of the biggest reasons is that they are the events that elicit the most debate among fans. They are the events that many people look at and see that they can figure out what is happening.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 2)

When trying to win a bid for the Olympic Games countries look to pull out all the stops to impress the IOC and earn the chance to host the games. Many times countries use this process to try and improve a city or to create a centre for sports in the country. That has happened many times as many cities have taken the Olympics and translated it to becoming the centre for those season Olympics in their countries.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 1)

The Olympics is one the biggest sporting event in the world as the entire world of sports takes a break to watch the world compete. It is a major event and at the centre of it are athletes that are not used to having that type of outside pressure. All of the athletes have put plenty of pressure on themselves to try and be the best but are rarely in the world view. They do most of their work with few fans watching and paying attention but that presence becomes more increased the year before the Olympics.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Update (Day 0)

There was plenty to talk about before the Olympics as Russia would take a focus in the worst possible way. Hotel rooms were not ready, the games were wildly over budget, while the terrorist threats and human rights violations would dominate the headlines. It was not a great start for the Olympic Games and will continue to be major stories throughout the games. Nobody can forget about some of these issues and they should never be forgotten as there are some very serious issues

Canada’s Time to Shine

When the Olympics would set foot in Vancouver there was plenty of pressure on each and every Canadian athlete. It was a pressure from Canadian fans to not embarrass the country at home. It may seem like a bad thought to have but as a Canadian Olympic fan it is a common one as the country is not known for their athletic prowess. Canadians have not had the most success in the Olympics as they constantly underperform when the lights get bright.

All Eyes on Russia (2014 Sochi Olympics Preview)

The IOC has been a bit of a mystery in the last few years when they have announced the future hosts of the Olympics. It would start when they would award the 2014 Olympics to Sochi, Russia and it would continue when they would award the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Pyeongchang, South Korea. These places are all fairly nice places but none are known for being the safest places in the world.

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