Sochi Olympic Games Poll

The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia are now over. Thankfully all went well from a security standpoint and the organizers are being praised. The same organizers who were being raked over the coals just two weeks ago when it appeared all was not ready for the arrival of the world. In retrospect what didContinue reading “Sochi Olympic Games Poll”

Olympic Games and Discrimination

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Olympic Games and Discrimination”

Sochi Games: Historical Olympic Tweets

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Sochi Games: Historical Olympic Tweets”

Venezuelan Opposition Protestors Fight for Rights and International Attention

Unfortunately for the protesters the whole world is watching the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, … or the situation in Kiev, Ukraine. The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating rapidly. The daily confrontations in the streets between opposition protesters and government forces have resulted in four deaths so far, all of them on the opposition side, andContinue reading “Venezuelan Opposition Protestors Fight for Rights and International Attention”

Drones Add New Angles to Sochi Games Coverage

I think Aussie would have liked these things, and not just because he had a tendency to drone on … and on … and on about his many afflictions and gripes! There is an interesting article in The Atlantic’s online edition about the use of drones. The same unmanned beasts that are so controversial whenContinue reading “Drones Add New Angles to Sochi Games Coverage”

Sochi Hockey Polls

For those of us in Canada, when it comes to the Winter Olympics the main event is Hockey because as the inventors of the game we feel our teams – men and women – must win. Other countries, particularly our neighbors to the south, the USA, have become very competitive over the years, and nowContinue reading “Sochi Hockey Polls”

Olympics and Sleep: You Winsome and You Luge Some

I would have medaled, probably repeatedly, had sleeping been an Olympic event. With the Sochi Olympics in full swing I’ve been wondering what sport I would have excelled at had I been so inclined when younger. Let’s be honest, Olympic games are all about youth, winsome smiles seen through hockey cages, childlike exuberance and apparentContinue reading “Olympics and Sleep: You Winsome and You Luge Some”

Sochi 2014:I Knew They Should Compete Nude!

Yep, those rock-throwing-brush-pushing-slip-sliding-hurry-harding ladies rule when it comes to getting naked for a camera. In a recent post I mentioned the ancient Greek tradition of Olympic athletes competing naked. Evidently Russian bronze-medalist  Olga Graf agrees with me. Upon completing the 3000 meters, the speed skater, during her cool-down lap unzipped her skin-tight skating suit forgettingContinue reading “Sochi 2014:I Knew They Should Compete Nude!”

Sochi or Sushi Games?!?

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Sochi or Sushi Games?!?”

Sochi Olympics 2014 Requirements: Good Luck and Good Security

I wish all athletes the best of luck in their sports, and I wish all who attend the Games venues in any capacity a safe experience. With today’s opening ceremony in Sochi, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will officially commence, even if there are so many competitions on the schedule that some actually began yesterdayContinue reading “Sochi Olympics 2014 Requirements: Good Luck and Good Security”