Friday, February 7, 2014
the word is that sochi sucks
It could be that the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia has had the worst advance publicity of any Olympics, except for maybe the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Hotel accommodations are somewhere between non-existent and horrifying, the slopes and other venues are dangerous, athletes are getting hurt... and then there is the repressive Putin administration hosting it all.
So it will be interesting to see whether people tune in to watch or not. As frigid as this winter has been in much of the U.S., will viewers want to see more snow and ice?
The replay of the opening ceremonies is on TV tonight -- hmmm, whether to watch, or might there be a better offer?