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  • Jonathan Quick rips Team USA's effort in loss to Finland

    02/22/2014 11:19:09 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 22, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Jonathan Quick will leave Sochi empty handed, but not quietly. Humiliated after a 5-0 loss to Finland in the Olympic bronze-medal hockey game Saturday, the U.S. goaltender harshly criticized his team’s effort a day after losing to Canada in the semifinals. “It shouldn’t be too hard,” he told NBC. “We do that all year long. We’re professionals. We play back-to-backs all year long. “There’s no reason we show up and not piss a drop.” Quick also took responsibility for his own play. “My job is to stop the puck, and I didn’t do that very well,” the Los Angeles Kings...
  • Sochi's Long Term Economic Impact: Good Or Bad?

    02/24/2014 12:54:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/24/2014 | Andrew Bender
    As soon as the Winter Olympics draw to a close tonight in Sochi, another sport will begin: debate over whether the city will actually benefit from hosting the games. “If costs are the benchmark for ‘successful’ Games,” says Janice Forsyth, Director of the International Center for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada, “Sochi is the most unsuccessful games in history, bar none.” The Sochi organizing committee spent an estimated US$51 billion on the Games, surpassing the next most expensive Olympics (Beijing Summer Games, 2008) by about $8 billion. The problem is that “rarely, if...
  • Anybody Recognize the Opening Theme to the Closing Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics?

    02/23/2014 6:09:30 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 49 replies
    You-Tube ^ | 23 February 2014 | Dimitri Tiomkin
    I thought I did. Now I know I did. Why is it so hard for the blow hards on our alphabet news networks to give credit to a movie about Texas whose score was written by a Russian born American composer.Obviously, the Russians are proud of him.Why isn't our media? Just because he was a patriot in Hollywood in a time when it wasn't overwhelmingly dominated by Marxists?As soon as the opening dance becomes available on You Tube, I would appreciate it if someone would post it!
  • Finland wins bronze over U.S. in men's hockey

    02/22/2014 10:33:33 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 93 replies
    CBC Sports ^ | Feb. 22, 2014 | Mike Brophy
    It was over in a flash. A Finnish Flash. For Team USA, however, it was more like a flash finish. Team Finland scored two goals in 11 seconds early in the second period to snap a 0-0 tie en route to a 5-0 victory in the bronze medal game Saturday. Veteran Teemu Selanne, playing in his 35th Olympic hockey game, scored two goals including the game-winner to lead Finland. It was a wonderful conclusion to what has been a splendid Olympic hockey career for a classy gentleman. Selanne scored on a nifty backhand shot at 1:27 of the second period...
  • Crashes After 1.5 Million People Sign Petition To Overturn Olympic Figure Skating Result

    02/21/2014 8:09:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/21/2014 | Tony Manfred, a website that hosts public petitions, crashed Friday morning after a flood of users signed a petition to investigate a controversial Olympic figure skating result. Russia's Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in an upset over South Korea's Yuna Kim. After the event, a petition called "Open Investigation into Judging Decisions of Women's Figure Skating and Demand Rejudgement at the Sochi Olympics" was started by a user named "Justice Seeker." It went viral in a way the website had never seen before. "The petition gained 700,000-plus signatures in just six hours and is sending traffic to our site...
  • NBC Commentator's Wardrobe Shows Support for LGBT (Hypersonic Barf Alert)

    02/10/2014 6:58:42 PM PST · by RightGeek · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2/10/2104 | Trey Sanchez
    Ex-Olympic skater and current NBC commentator for the Sochi games Johnny Weir is not shy about protesting Russia's homosexual laws live on air, if his wardrobe has anything to say about it. Weir has appeared with full makeup -- blush, lipstick, etc. -- as well as silk blouses and gaudy jewelry. Hairstyles have ranged from piled on top to a braided tiara (seen below). This was his plan from the beginning...
  • Openly gay ski jumper: It's not worth protesting Russia's anti-gay law because 'no one cares'

    02/10/2014 11:06:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/10/2014
    An openly gay women's ski jumper says protests against Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" aimed at minors aren't worth it because "no one cares." Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria, who is a gold medal favorite in the women's normal hill, married partner Isabel Stolz last year. After training Sunday, she said, "I don't think it's a good idea to make protests here, no one cares ... I know Russia will go and make the right steps in the future and we should give them time."
  • Olympic Advertisers Come Out in Support of Gay Rights

    02/09/2014 10:19:01 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 37 replies
    ABC and Yahoo ^ | 2-9-14 | LIZ FIELDS
    There has been no shortage of protests and calls for Olympic sponsors to take a firm stance on gay rights in the lead-up to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, especially in light of Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws last year and international outcry following Russian President Putin's recent comments linking homosexuality and pedophilia.
  • Sochi 2014 - A Crony Capitalism Showcase: “The $51 Billion Xanadu”

    02/09/2014 10:30:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-8-2014 | MOTUS
    <p>You know how it is: once one thing goes wrong it just seems like everything else goes wrong too.</p> <p>Take Sochi for example. It started with the dangerous face water, and the “pee with a friend” toilets for two (my guess is they forgot to order and/or install the stall walls, butt who knows).</p>
  • Sochi Gets a Visit from the La Taxa Nostra: All Olympic Medals are Subject to Federal Income Tax

    02/09/2014 11:36:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Somebody has to cover the cost of Sandra Fluke's contraceptives.  So, with that in mind, government mafia extortionists disguised as the IRS are eagerly awaiting the tally on Olympic gold, silver and bronze.  At the SOTU, Barack Obama said of the Sochi Olympics: "We believe in the inherent dignity and equality of every human being, regardless of race or religion, creed or sexual orientation." Then he said, "Next week the world will see one expression of that commitment when Team USA marches the red, white and blue into the Olympic stadium and brings home the gold."  Translation:  The president...
  • Olympic TV announcers: Go Russia! Booooo USA!

    02/09/2014 12:43:16 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6 Feb 2014 | Dina Gusovsky
    As the young Olympic gymnast competed in the all-arounds, the TV announcer said: "She messed up really well. This is so good, she got another deduction of points." Not the type of attitude you'd normally expect from a TV sports commentator. Unless the announcer is Russian, and the athlete is an American. Before Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova did her vault, Ivanova announced: "Vikochka (sweet Vicky), show these Americans how it should be done." After Komova made mistakes in her routine, Ivanova remarked with: "She made a few mistakes, but we did not notice them."
  • Sochi 2014: 'Russian women are notoriously sexual. Stop judging us'

    02/08/2014 8:55:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 104 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Feb 2014 | Louisa Peacock
    No sooner did publish racy pictures of Russia's female athletes competing at Sochi wearing next to nothing, did the shots go viral online. And then came the judgment. Column inches spoke of the 'demeaning' way Russia is marketing its female Olympians. Others said the photos were controversial, adding that it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'checking out the competition'. True, the photos are racy. True, these girls look like gorgeous pin-up models fit for a Pirelli calendar (well they are Olympic athletes; all those hours down the gym is bound to pay off). But what, really,...
  • Was Obama Stoned for NBC Olympics Interview?

    02/07/2014 4:59:35 PM PST · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Friday, February 7, 2014 | Kristinn
    I just watched President Obama's taped interview with Bob Costas on NBC. He looked stoned. I'm not the only one who has that impression after seeing his droopy eyelids, bloodshot eyes and droopy mouth. Twitter lit up with comments about Obama's stoned appearance.
  • I can't possibly be the only one who thought this about the U.S. Olympic teams uniform...

    02/08/2014 10:02:26 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 86 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-8-14 | The Looking Spoon
    2012 was a swing an a miss...this time around it was a swing, miss, and then the freakin' bat slipped out of the designers hands...It's the Olympics, not an ugly Christmas sweater contest.
  • ‘Pampered’ Media Members Facing Backlash For Tweeting Sochi Problems

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Yellow, murky tap water. Warnings about what a toilet can and can’t handle. Missing floors, door handles and light bulbs. The complaints have been flooding in – and going viral on social media – as media members get settled for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But just as quickly there’s backlash forming from people who say journalists need to stop grumbling about their accommodations in Russia and start focusing on covering the games. One columnist in the Toronto Star even accused reporters from around the globe of turning “into Ugly Americans when venturing beyond their comfort...
  • Communist Imagery Makes a Big Comeback at Sochi Games — Take a Look

    02/07/2014 1:22:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies ^ | February 7, 2014 | Becket Adams
    The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, officially kicked off Friday with a massive ceremony celebrating the host country’s storied history. From Peter the Great to “Swan Lake,” many of Russia’s finest figures and achievements were given a chance in the spotlight. But the Russians also paid tribute to the country’s reigning political doctrine of the 20th century: communism.
  • Take a Look at One of the Most Disturbing Moments from the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

    02/07/2014 11:45:56 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 97 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 2-7-2014 | Bryan Preston
    (Update: Obama Applauds!) This photo came across Twitter today, thanks to Jonah Goldberg. ItÂ’s from the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia. (snip) Rachel Bachman âś” @Bachscore Follow Russia in the house. #Sochi 1:02 PM - 7 Feb 2014 Update: And more. Look whoÂ’s applauding. John Ekdahl @JohnEkdahl Follow 1:28 PM - 7 Feb 2014
  • Obama explains Sochi absence in interview with NBC’s Bob Costas

    02/06/2014 5:50:04 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The president said he chose not to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in part because he didn’t want to distract from the competition, he said in an interview airing Thursday.
  • PUTIN PROPAGANDA: NBC’s Bob Costas portrays Russian leader as great peacemaker

    02/07/2014 6:09:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jaime Weinstein
    If all you know about Vladimir Putin is what you learned from Bob Costas during NBC’s Olympic coverage Thursday night, you might be excused for thinking the Russian autocrat is a great peacemaker on the world stage. Costas ran a video montage to bring viewers up to speed on the Russian president as the Olympic Winter Games began in Sochi, Russia. For a minute, NBC looked an awful lot like a Russian propaganda network — at least in how it portrayed Putin as a leader in the international arena. “Just in the past year, Putin brokered a deal to allow...
  • Chobani yogurt not allowed into Russia

    02/06/2014 12:36:14 PM PST · by illiac · 19 replies
    myfoxny ^ | 2/6/14 |
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling on the Russian government to allow Chobani Greek yogurt to be delivered to Sochi for U.S. Olympic athletes and NBC Studios employees. Schumer said Tuesday that a shipment of Chobani yogurt is being held up at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey because of "unattainable" Russian Customs certifications.
  • Russian police kill Islamist militant leader before Olympics

    01/21/2014 3:50:09 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 21, 2014 | Reuters
    MOSCOW - Police have killed a senior Islamist militant in Russia's North Caucasus ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, where security forces searched on Tuesday for a woman they fear is planning an attack during the Games. Eldar Magatov, a suspect in attacks on Russian targets and alleged leader of an insurgent group in the Babyurt district of Dagestan, died in a shootout, the National Anti-Terror Committee said on Tuesday.
  • U.S. Offers Russia High-Tech Aid to Thwart Sochi Terror

    01/21/2014 12:23:42 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2014 | By Thom Shanker
    BRUSSELS — The United States and Russia have opened discussions about using sophisticated American electronic equipment, developed by the Pentagon to counter improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq, in a new effort to help secure the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next month. The potential for a technological exchange was part of an extensive discussion here Tuesday when Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held his first face-to-face meeting with his Russian counterpart, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff. The Defense Department would be willing to provide equipment designed to detect...
  • Sochi Olympics terrorism threat: Three more 'black widow' suspects identified

    01/21/2014 7:18:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Albina Kovalyova, Richard Engel and Erin McClam
    Russian security officials are hunting for three more young Muslim women — so-called “black widow” terror suspects — who they believe are planning to target the final stages of the Olympic torch relay with suicide bomb attacks. Wanted posters distributed by police say that the women have been dispatched by underground groups to attack between Tuesday and Thursday in Rostov-on-Don, where the torch is expected to arrive Wednesday on its way to the Olympic city of Sochi.
  • U.S. warships deploy for Sochi Olympics

    01/20/2014 5:31:38 PM PST · by EBH · 58 replies
    Washinton Times ^ | 1/20/2014 | Jacqueline Klimas and Cheryl K. Chumley
    The United States will deploy at least two warships into the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi, Russia, to respond to a potential terror attack during the upcoming Olympics, top officials said on Monday. The positioning of the ships would also enable the rapid evacuation of Americans in the event of an attack, CNN reported. The State Department would take the lead if evacuations became necessary. The ships will have helicopters that could fly Americans out of the country if needed. There are also aircraft on standby in Germany that could be at Sochi in about two hours if...
  • U.S. hockey goalie told to remove "We the People" from Olympic helmet

    01/17/2014 12:16:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    News 96.5 Orlando Via WPXI ^ | January 17, 2014 | Joe Kelley
    women's Olympic hockey team has been ordered to remove an image from the United States Constitution from her helmet. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) considers the image to be 'propoganda,' and forbids it. Goalie Jessie Vetter has been told to remove the image, particularly the line "We the People," her name and the Olympic rings. "No writings of any kind to promote the country is allowed," helmet designer Ron Slater tells InGoal magazine. "A sort of 'our country is better than your country' kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon. Her name had to come off because they see...
  • Fake snow, 63F heat and an icy chill of fear: Is this the most insane Winter Olympics ever?

    01/12/2014 4:14:43 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11 January 2014 | MALCOLM FOLLEY
    With palm trees lining a promenade bathed in soft sunlight, it is easy to imagine that you are strolling along a beach on the Cote D'Azur. An angler wearing a light sweater sits at the end of a jetty, keeping an eye on the three fishing lines he has dropped into the still water. Birds hunt for food as though it is mid-summer. Just two things spoil the illusion of being in the South of France - the pebble, rather than sandy beach, and the displays of Olympic souvenirs on sale in small boutiques. Although the shops are also still...
  • Snowy Sochi Olympics: 16,000,000 cubic feet of snow stored for games

    01/05/2014 2:54:40 PM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Russia Today ^ | January 04, 2014 20:07
    There should be no worries of a snowless Winter Olympic in Russia’s Sochi, as the organizers of the event made sure to stockpile 16 million cubic feet of snow for the competitions. Though it has been a record warm winter for Moscow, the organizers of the Sochi Olympics can guarantee that there will be enough snow for the athletes in any weather at the Black sea resort of Sochi in Russia. There will be four different forms of technology used to ensure snowy Olympics in 2014. First of all, eight vaults have been storing snow for over a year under...
  • Romney: Putin’s Russia undercuts Olympic spirit

    01/05/2014 4:27:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 129 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2014 12:55 PM EST | Philip Elliott
    Russia’s slide from democratic reforms and its relationships with international peers threaten to undercut the spirit of the Olympic Games it hosts next month, failed presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Sunday. Romney, who led 2002’s Winter Games in Salt Lake City, said he also worried about security preparations but predicted Russia has done everything it can to prevent violence and to protect athletes at the Sochi games. …
  • Second suicide bomb in 24 hours causes carnage in Volgograd ... six weeks ahead of the Olympics

    12/30/2013 6:09:22 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 30, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Russia faces a New Year security nightmare after the second devastating suicide bomb explosion within 24 hours, this time on a rush hour trolley bus in Volgograd. The latest blast killed at least 14 with 28 wounded, some severely. A day earlier, an explosion reported as being detonated by a female "black widow" suicide bomber saw 17 killed and dozens wounded in the city's main railway station. The latest explosion was said by law enforcement officials to have been caused by a man detonating a bomb in a crowded trolley bus packed with early morning commuters. At least 14 people...
  • Putin: Gays, lesbians welcome in Sochi for Olympics

    10/29/2013 6:54:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | October 29, 2013
    Russian President Vladmir Putin says everyone will be welcomed to next year's Winter Olympics in Russia, regardless of sexual orientation -- comments that come on the heels of a controversial Russian law on homosexuality. Putin made his latest assurances on the matter on Monday as he welcomed International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and other sports officials to his summer residence in Sochi -- the Black Sea resort town where the Games will happen in February -- state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported. "We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests...
  • Suspected 'Black Widow' suicide bomber kills 6 in southern Russia (near 2014 Winter Olympics)

    10/21/2013 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | October 21, 2013 | By Lisa Lundquist
    A suspected "Black Widow" female suicide bomber attacked a bus in the southern Russia city of Volgograd today, not far from Sochi, the site of the February 2014 Winter Olympics. The attack is the first such incident in the region in over a year. According to Russia's Federal Investigative Committee, a 30-year-old Dagestani woman named Naida Asiyalova boarded the bus at a stop, then detonated shortly afterward in an explosion that killed at least six people and wounded 32 others. There are thought to have been about 40 people on the bus. Identity documents found near the blast site indicated...

    07/23/2013 6:27:19 AM PDT · by airborne · 21 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 7/23/2013 | various
    For all of us hockey fans who are tired of NFL murder stories and MLB drug stories, I offer some off season hockey news. Here are some of the team rosters of the countries who look to be contending for Winter Olympic medals.
  • Lindsey Graham: Maybe we should boycott the Olympics if Russia grants asylum to Snowden

    07/16/2013 5:36:34 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | ALLAHPUNDIT | JULY 16, 2013
    I thought the Snowden saga had become as much of a freak show as it could be. I was wrong. You know Graham’s too far into the deep end of the pool when even McCain’s calling him back to the shallow side. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the U.S. should consider boycotting the 2014 Olympics Russia is set to host if Moscow grants NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum.“I would. I would just send the Russians the most unequivocal signal I could send them,” Graham said Tuesday when asked about the possibility of a boycott.“It might help, because what they’re doing...
  • 4,000 to lose homes to Vladimir Putin’s Winter Olympics

    03/22/2008 6:47:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies · 687+ views ^ | March 23, 2008 | Mark Franchetti
    More than 4,000 people are facing eviction to make room for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, according to campaigners, who say that many will receive little or no compensation. “My family has lived on this land for five generations,” said Dmitry Drofichev, a farmer. “We are being offered a fraction of what the land is worth. They’ll have to bulldoze me and the house to make me move.” The authorities have already begun forcibly removing people from areas where Olympic facilities are to be built. Fifteen families of refugees from a war in the...