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QOTD: The Sochi Edition Vol. I

I love the Olympics.  Always have and likely always will.  Forget my weekend social media hiatus, I’ll no doubt be online all weekend taking it all in.  Every 2 years, I don’t care if it’s the Summer or Winter Games, I’m all in.  I become a fan of curling and watch track and field like it’s my job.

The North American coverage of Sochi (or, as some may refer to it, @sochiproblems) has an air of schadenfreude to it.  It’s like we’re holding our collective breath and hoping for failure.  But if I recall correctly, Vancouver 2010 had a heavy dose of the same scepticism in 2010 before the world got all dazzled.

I won’t deny that there are numerous problems in Russia.  I have good friends on the ground over there who will attest to it.  I also have friends telling me that they’ve met some wonderful people and that their experience couldn’t be better, so far.

I’m not going to comment on something I don’t have first hand knowledge of.  But you know what I can comment on?  The commentary.  Because really, I’ll be hearing lots of it with all my planned TV watching.

A fine sampling:

“If he’s going to go for first as he has in the past, he’s going to have to rely on his skating”.

-Kurt Browning, commenting on Patrick Chan’s short program skate.

Wow.  I was hoping the brownies he’s baked for the judges would push him over the top.

Let the Games begin!

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