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    Default 55-year-old Mexican skier will wear a mariachi uniform in Sochi

    55-year-old Hubertus von Hohenlohe, a Mexican skiier who lives and trains in Austria, will compete in his sixth Olympic Games in February. Hohenlohe, who has a history of wearing particularly colorful suits in competition, revealed his Sochi garb to NBC. Hohenloe, a descendant of the royal family of a former German principality, dubbed the uniform “mariachi Olympic prince.”

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/01/mexi...ariachi-sochi/

    Can't make this up folks.

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    Personally I'd spread the joy slightly and not play 'Vechkin with Datsyuk, just to have to more or less equal scoring lines. My personal preference for the Russian line I'd go for something like this:

    Offensive lines:
    Kovalchuk - Datsyuk - Tarasenko
    Ovechkin - Malkin - Radulov
    Kulemin - Anisimov - Nichushkin
    Kokarev - Tereschenko - Tikhonov
    Semin-Popov

    Defencemen:
    Markov - Voynov
    Tyutin - Nikulin
    Nikitin - Emelin

    Goalies:
    Varlamov
    Bobrosvsky (due to his recent injury)
    Yeryomenko


    For Canada I'd play:

    Offensive lines
    Kunitz - Crosby - Stamkos
    Nash - Getzlaf - Perry
    Tavares - Toews - Sharp
    Marleau - Bergeron - Carter

    Defencemen:
    Keith - Weber
    Pietrangelo - Bouwmeester
    Subban - Doughtry

    Goalies
    Price
    Luongo
    Smith

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    Reading comments by Rattfink, Stasi, and Anzu, one could get the impression that Sochi 2014 is all about ice hockey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acheron View Post
    Reading comments by Rattfink, Stasi, and Anzu, one could get the impression that Sochi 2014 is all about ice hockey
    Its the winter olympics, what other sport is there that is worth watching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acheron View Post
    Reading comments by Rattfink, Stasi, and Anzu, one could get the impression that Sochi 2014 is all about ice hockey
    I heard there will be skiing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle_Vanya View Post
    Its the winter olympics, what other sport is there that is worth watching?
    Curling STRONG!!111!!!

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    I like women skeleton, dem perfect asses shaking downtrack in those tight suits... mmmmmm...

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    biathlon is pretty cool.
    they even let you shoot the little targets with pneumatics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osobist View Post
    I like women skeleton, dem perfect asses shaking downtrack in those tight suits... mmmmmm...
    This takes the prize for most scary comment

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    I prefer winter olympics to summer... skiing, hockey, bob, biathlon, luge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anzu View Post
    Personally I'd spread the joy slightly and not play 'Vechkin with Datsyuk, just to have to more or less equal scoring lines. My personal preference for the Russian line I'd go for something like this:
    It wouldn't be about front loading the first line. It would be about linemates play style complimenting so well. With a wizard like Dats, on big ice sharing a line with a player like Ovi with such a scoring touch...perfect chemistry IMO.

    Also, if Pavel has an achille's heal its that he is light enough to get grinded on. Having a 220 pound linemate who loves smashing things could offset that wonderfully.

    And your second line would still be Malkin, Radulov and Kovalchuck. Nothing to sneeze at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakfast in Vegas View Post
    I prefer winter olympics to summer... skiing, hockey, bob, biathlon, luge...
    Olympic hockey is the coolest.

    230 American athletes. Largest ever winter team for any country.

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    And here we go again, CNN video-reports:

    Sochi uneven development
    Sochi is a city transformed by new infrastructure but not everyone is happy with the development. Ivan Watson reports
    http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2....pment.cnn.html

    So an old babushka who had her house demolished to make way for the big arenas has gotten a spankin' new house in a fresh neighborhood and she's happy with that! Kudos to CNN for actually having the balls to go against the olympic bashing parade and mention at least one of the myriad of extremely positive things this has brought for the region.

    ...But somewhere on the outskirts there is a little rundown forgotten village completely unrelated to the Olympics and of course you can find some grumpy old farmer who's had a bad day and says that the brand new highways etc ruined his views. Well, I feel sorry for the man, I really do, because it looks like he's quite poor and has stayed in a village that has probably seen continuous depopulation and decay since USSR times. But still, where exactly in the world is it any different?

    Oh well, surprisingly balanced at any rate.
    Last edited by moosefoot; 01-30-2014 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anzu View Post
    If you think the German is bad, you should see what the Norwegian curling team is going to wear. This dress will see cases of epilepsy spike to new heights during the games...

    OH MY EYES!!! (Disclaimer: Only the trousers will be worn during play, no jacket)
    http://resources1.news.com.au/images...cb48a5bb4a.jpg
    WOW.. That is pretty awful clothing. I wonder if it will be more tolerable once they get out onto the expanse of the ice?

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    Virtual tour of Sochi http://airgorod.ru/sochi/tour.html#/pano0/

    To say I'm impressed is underestimation, i remember that sleepy town with crappy infrastructure and god-awfull serpentine roads from a decade ago and only can say WOW!

    To illustrate look at that http://airgorod.ru/sochi/tour.html#/pano1/ with icons over old terminal and new terminal, and that is pretty much overall picture of improvements

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