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Parlez Sochi?
February 16, 2014

Parlez Sochi?

By Mikhail Ivanov

Russian Life Sports Editor Mikhail Ivanov was interviewed by Radio Canada (in French) in the aftermath of the US-Russia hockey match on February 15. Listen to the audio here.

Because Curling is Not Funny Enough!
February 13, 2014

Because Curling is Not Funny Enough!

By Mikhail Ivanov

Life without humor is dull. And that is even true when it comes to sports. Here at the Olympics, one cannot be exclusively focused on “ochki, goly, sekundy” (points, goals,seconds). So, time to look at the lighter side of things in Sochi.

Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi
February 09, 2014

Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi

By Mikhail Ivanov

So you, dear readers, think that the Olympics is all about sports? Nay! It is of course all about the souvenirs! And about how a miserly correspondent is supposed to buy them in sufficient quantity for the many friends and family left behind on the "mainland" while he is "roughing it" in Sochi...

What the Bleep is Going on in Sochi?
February 07, 2014

What the Bleep is Going on in Sochi?

By Paul E. Richardson

Why is it that the Twitter hashtag #sochiproblems has more followers than the Twitter feed for the games? How is it that all we hear from the Western press is negativism, while from the athletes and local observers there are only raves for the fantastic facilities? Why do pictures of double toilets and unfinished hotels continue to flood the inter-tubes? And what idiot gave the order to kill puppies in Sochi?

Our Sports Editor Arrives in Sochi
February 04, 2014

Our Sports Editor Arrives in Sochi

By Mikhail Ivanov

Sometimes the life of a sports editor is trying: back of the bus treatment, spotty food, rough accommodations. But Sochi, as Russian Life sports editor Mikhail Ivanov reports, is a breath of fresh air for this seasoned sports reporter.

The Original Pair
January 01, 2014

The Original Pair

By Daniel Boltinsky

Their 1964 Olympic win at Innsbruck started a winning streak in pairs skating that has not bee, and likely never will be, equaled. So why have Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov not been invited to Sochi?

Assessing the Damage
January 01, 2014

Assessing the Damage

By Mikhail Ivanov

Olympic host countries typically garner many more medals than their average take at a games. We look at Russia's prospects and what their victory could "cost" Russia. The story includes a two-page guide to the games, with a schedule of events and maps of the venues.

The Lure of Elbrus
May 01, 2013

The Lure of Elbrus

By Marina Marshenkulova

Each year, thousands of hikers are drawn to the Caucasus, convinced it will be no problem to scale Europe’s highest peak. After all, it’s only 18,510 feet, and a rail car can take you up to the base camp at 12,500 feet. But Elbrus is a devious mountain.

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