Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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With the Sochi Olympics coming to end on the 23rd it seems like a good time to talk about the problems they've faced.

Personally, I love the Winter Olympics. It is by far my favorite sporting event. With that being said, Russia definitely was not ready.

With stray dogs, Olympic ring failures, and double toilets this seems to be the most ghetto Olympics yet. At least the Russians are trying. Most countries would have given up my now and would have stopped trying to finish building the Olympic village and other parts of the town.

Junior Carlos Cordero said, "I don't understand why Ecuador isn't in the Winter Olympics."

Buildings aren’t the only bad thing in Sochi. There is also the weather: a high of 64 this week. That’s definitely warm enough to melt snow. When the high in a town having the winter Olympics is warmer than it is in Myrtle Beach, you know you'll have problems.

Besides all of the problems, Sochi is doing a good job with handling the new sports such as ski slopestyle and snowboard slopestyle where American Sage Kotsenburg won gold.

The medal count as of Sunday is Germany in the lead with 7 gold and Norway and The Netherlands tied for second with 5 gold.

So far this is the worst team USA has done in the winter Olympics since 1988 with just 4 gold medals.

Senior Luke Conness said, "Shaun White is a weenie for not doing well in the half pipe event.

With just a week left hopefully Team USA can pull out a few more wins. By this time next week you should be seeing 5 rings or maybe 4...

15 comments:

  1. I wish Shaun White would have done better in the Olympics. Maybe next Olympics.

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  2. I think the location picked for the Olympics was a bad choice. With the weather and the things going wrong it was just not the right place

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  3. Wow Mason great article.

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  4. I must agree I do love watching the winter Olympics. You're absolutely right they were not ready for the Olympics at all!

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  5. There were definitely many problems in these Olympics. When i heard Russia was having so many problems, it really made me uninterested in the whole thing. Good Article, I really like your view on the subject. Good job, Mason.

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  6. It's terrible that team USA isn't doing well in the winter olympics of this year. I think Russia will try to fix their problems pretty soon.

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  7. I liked this article, it made me laugh a little.

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  8. I think all the problems are sort of hilarious. Vladamir Putin, you dog you!

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  9. I agree, Russia should have prepared themselves better for the Olympics.

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  10. Great Article, some countries were projected to win the gold medal, but weren't able to love up to the expectations

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  11. The live TV there was put at the practice part of the Olympics so they saw all 5 of them lite up. They weren't read for it, As a matter of fact they were well behind, especially not prepared for the weather.

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  12. Team USA has had some ups and downs but i think they can bring home more gold medals before the Olympics end.

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  13. I've never watched the olympics, but this is a great article. Hopefully next year USA will bring in the gold medals next year!

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  14. Wow mason your so good at writing articles and your very hansome.

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  15. I get bashed on a lot becuase the olympics are in Russia and that's where I from, I am constantly asked why my home country is messing up so much which makes me laugh since I think of America as home.

    Fantastic job covering this hot topic, can't wait to see what you have for the magazine.

    Anastasia Kasko

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