Sochi 2014 Look-Back: Final Thoughts

The cauldron is out in Sochi Olympic Park. This time for good. The Paralympics have just ended, thus closing the book on the journey that was Sochi 2014. It started seven years ago. Fourth of July, 2007. I remember watching the decision to award Sochi these games on a laptop from a living room in …

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Sochi 2014 Look-Back: Visiting Adler

One aspect of attending an Olympic Games is being immersed in the culture of the host city and the host country. Unfortunately, that's the one thing lacking from #Sochi2014. The Games themselves didn't event take place in Sochi. The mountain venues took place in Krasnaya Polyana, approximately 40 minutes away from the Coastal Cluster and …

Sochi 2014 Look-Back: It takes a Village…an Athlete’s Village

The Olympics are really about the athletes and celebrating the achievements they've made after four years of hard work. The majority of the competitors go home without a medal. Instead, organizers make sure they come away from the Games with the experience of a lifetime. That experience starts when they arrive at the Athletes' Village. …