Super Weird Shit going down in Sochi

Super Weird Shit going down in Sochi

There are 8 comments on the The Yale Herald story from Jan 21, 2014, titled Super Weird Shit going down in Sochi. In it, The Yale Herald reports that:

We all love the Olympics. It's fun to watch young international athletes compete in figure skating, freestyle skiing, and bobsleigh, among other sports.

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#1 Jan 21, 2014
We all love the Olympics. It’s fun to watch young international athletes compete in figure skating, freestyle skiing, and (yeah duh) bobsleigh, among other sports. But, when the location for the 2014 Winter Olympics was announced, Google’s top hit instantly became:“What is Sochi?” Subsequent Google-y findings clarified that it is a) not a Mochi flavor and b) quite a worrisome spot for this year’s Games.

Here are all the things that are not Sochill about Sochi:

It actually has a humid, subtropical climate that averages in the 60s in winter. Is this not the Winter Olympics? There needs to be, like, a lot of snow on the ground, and this seems like one of maybe three places in Russia that are not freezing cold.

You are not allowed to talk about homosexuality there. That’s been true ever since Russia passed this absurd legislation. Putes, its 2014, Putes.

The Sochi Games have cost about $51 billion, but the sources behind the funding are shrouded in mystery and controversy, unlike all of Russian history, ever.

The tricked-out facility looks like the brainchild of a Hunger Games Gamemaker and James Cameron. But there are no aliens and/or avatars (that we KNOW OF!).

Obama isn’t going. Neither are the French or German Presidents. Neither are many EU officials. But the Head of the Russian Olympic Committee is “not really concerned about it.” <– TOO cool fer school !

There have been numerous terrorist threats. This is the most recent one.

In all seriousness, we hope that the Games are safe and successful. Sochi seems like a problematic choice for various reasons, but may the odds be ever in their favor.

SUJ

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make me giggle

#2 Jan 22, 2014
How can that be? No snow? Interesting points you brought up. The luge, skiing, etc. How will they do those things without snow? Weird news indeed!:*/

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#3 Jan 22, 2014
The IOC made a mistake for awarding the games so near moon cultists in Dagestan and Chechnya.
lol

Pickering, Canada

#4 Jan 22, 2014
Sochi toilets a national joke

http://twitter.com/BBCSteveR/status/425247559...

When BBC reporter Steve Rosenberg went to use the bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon centre for next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, he found two toilets but only one stall.

Russians jested that the toilets in Sochi were designed for a "tandem," the name used to describe the duo of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. One blogger altered Rosenberg's photo to put in a framed portrait of the two leaders above the toilets.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/22/sochi...

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#5 Jan 23, 2014
SUJ wrote:
How can that be? No snow? Interesting points you brought up. The luge, skiing, etc. How will they do those things without snow? Weird news indeed!:*/
2014 Winter Olympics Games to Open With Ample Snow, Cold
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/20...

Ski news: Snow forecast is looking good for Sochi
This time four years ago, nerves were frayed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic venue of Cypress Mountain, as there was little snow and it was too warm to make any. The good news is that similar fears for Sochi look to be unfounded. Rosa Khutor ( en.rosaski.com )– the main venue for downhill ski and snowboarding competition – reports 60-85cm of snow lying on its slopes.
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/skiing/sk...

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#6 Jan 23, 2014
just a guy i knew wrote:
Obama isn’t going. Neither are the French or German Presidents. Neither are many EU officials. But the Head of the Russian Olympic Committee is “not really concerned about it.” <– TOO cool fer school !.
Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010
Dignitaries and other Officials in Attendance:

Presidents - Germany, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Switzerland,

PM's - Canada, Czech Republic, Turkey, Netherlands

VP Biden, Russian Deputy PM'sZhukov & Kozak, then-Governor Schwarzenegger of California, lots of 'royals'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Winter_Olym...

Closing ceremony - no one worth mentioning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Winter_Olym...

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Winter Olympics Italy 2006

Cherie Blair, Wife of then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Laura Bush, then-First Lady of the United States, and her daughter Barbara
Harald V and Queen Sonja, King and Queen of Norway
Horst Köhler, President of Germany
Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland
Mitt Romney, Organizer of the 2002 Winter Olympics, and Governor of Massachusetts
Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland
Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, host Canadian province of the 2010 Winter Olympics

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was absent.

Closing ceremony:
Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy

Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, with son, Prince Carl Philip
Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City

Andrea Casiraghi, older son of the heir to the throne of Monaco, Caroline, Princess of Hanover
Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada with spouse Jean-Daniel Lafond and their daughter Marie-Éden.
Peter MacKay, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, the host province of the 2010 Winter Olympics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Winter_Olym...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Winter_Olym...

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Ok, find any EU officials who attended ANY previous Winter Olympics and post it here.

While you're at it, try to find out of any French president has ever attended the Winter Olympics.

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#7 Jan 23, 2014
Just goes to prove they're twice as full of shite as we are!

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#8 Jan 23, 2014
SUJ wrote:
How can that be? No snow? Interesting points you brought up. The luge, skiing, etc. How will they do those things without snow? Weird news indeed!:*/
That article just proves how uneducated western people are.
There`s a lot of snow in mountains near Sochie, where olimpics will take place.
The author of this one is a total moron.

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