How do Lolo go from the track to the ice?
Thirteen members of the Miracle on Ice team, including captain Mike Eruzione, won’t be anywhere near Sochi during the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 7.
They’ll be in Glendale, Ariz., to see the Chicago Blackhawks faces the Phoenix Coyotes.
Eruzione and his 1980 U.S. Olympic champion teammates will be honored in an Olympic send-off event and ceremonial puck drop at Jobing.com Arena, the Coyotes announced Monday.
All four female American All-Around Olympic Champion gymnasts. Signed prints are $335 here if you have a gymnast superfan on your holiday shopping list.
From ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson’s Instagram:
This is the face of 12 hard training weeks paying off. Tested strength today at the US Ski Team gym and 93% of pre injury in terms of double leg strength! Could not be happier. HARD WORK PAYS OFF!
Speaking of Sarah, the New York Times Magazine feature on her and the rest of the American women’s ski jumping team is a must read, along with the behind-the-scenes interview with the reporter.
More Steve Langton—I mean, come on. Who can be expected to resist someone who looks good in both lycra and a Harry Potter costume?
Everybody meet my latest and greatest Olympic crush. I’m not going to shut up about him from now til never. He makes Ryan Lochte look like a fatass:
He looks good in a beret:
He’s basically Gaston from Beauty and the Beast without any homicidal tendencies (also he likes to read, plays piano, and can do a 62 inch standing box jump):
P&G Thank You, Mom | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics ad
These ads are so well done I tear up every time, so thanks mom x
Me from :01 to around 1:15: “Meh, the Summer Olympics one was better.” Me from 1:16 on: incoherent sobbing.
When NBC Universal was looking for interns for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, they contacted Bryn Mawr’s Russian Department, one of only 4 Russian Language Flagship programs in the US.
Following a rigorous application and interview process, Russian majors Sara Powell ‘15 and Tianyuan Zhang ‘15 were selected and they will be on their way to Sochi in February!
In addition to serving as the face of the network as they interact daily with NBC, Comcast, and GE executives, Sara and Tianyuan will also receive academic credit while they’re in Sochi.
Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1992-95 conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.
They were state-of-the-art facilities nearly three decades ago, when Sarajevo made the former Yugoslavia the first communist country to host the Winter Games.
The bobsleigh and luge track became a Bosnian-Serb artillery stronghold during the war and is nowadays a target of frequent vandalism, still bearing the scars of war epitomized by defensive holes drilled by the troops.
Many areas of Mount Bjelasnica, where Bill Johnson became the first American man to win an Olympic skiing gold after a spectacular downhill run, were sites of extensive combat during the fighting and some still pose a mine risk.
They should never tear down or rebuild the Sarajevo venues—they’re so beautiful in their decay.
Buttons promoting Munich`s Olympic candidacy lie on a table at a press conference
Here are some of the best Olympic-themed pumpkins created over the last week! Many thanks to everyone who shared their amazing carvings. It’s spooky how creative Olympic fans can be!
Pumpkin de Coubertin by Molly Tolzmann (motofotozp). (In honor of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee.)
Sochi 2014 by Sarah Berg (berg_face).
Skier by Diego Jimenez (dejota3).
#Sochi2014 by kyddm.
If there had been a Pumpkin Carving event in Ye Olde Artistic Olympics, pumpkin PdeCoubs would have won gold for sure. Genius!
The hottest item in Sochi next year? The U.S. Olympic Committee is hoping it will be blue mittens with the words Go USA embroidered on the palms.
Taking a page from the red-mitten craze Canada sparked at the Vancouver Games, the USOC will start selling the mittens Oct. 29.
They’ll go for $14 a pair on the USOC website. Proceeds from the sales will help U.S. athletes on their way to Sochi.
USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky acknowledged this isn’t the first time the United States has borrowed an idea from its neighbors to the north. The USOC hopes the mittens will be as big a hit for the U.S. team as they were for Canada, where sales raised more than $14 million for the country’s Olympic team.
I couldn’t find a picture earlier, but they are: