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From Stonehenge to Chaco Canyon: Charting the World’s Sun Belt

Laura Mundow • GlobalComments (0)

With the fall equinox upon us this past Monday, September 22, Chichen Itza in Mexico is dazzling visitors once more. Each year, on the fall equinox, the afternoon sun creates the illusion of a snake slithering slowly down the side of the pyramid of Kukulcán. It’s a terrific feat of science and architecture from the […]

From Stadiums to Stars to Record-Breaking Performances: A Look Back at the Surprises & Upsets from the Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Will Noble • Global, TraditionsComments (0)

Sochi 2014: Our Highlights The medals have been handed out. The national anthems have been sung. The closing ceremony has been and gone. Sochi 2014 is over and it’s been a wild ride. Here, we take a fond look back at our favorite moments from the Winter Olympics. The Stadiums On the eve of Sochi’s […]

Sochi 2014: How Many of These Olympic Competing Nations Do You Know?

Will Noble • Global, TraditionsComments (0)

One thing we adore about any Olympic Games: They introduce us to countries we didn’t know much about previously. Here are 10 lesser-known nations that qualified for Sochi 2014. Armenia Competing athletes at Sochi: Arman Serebrakian (alpine skiing); Sergey Mikayelyan, Artur Yeghoyan, Katya Galstyan (cross-country skiing) Main language: Armenian. Russian is also widely used. About […]

Olympic Pride: The Ins & Outs of 5 National Anthems to Listen for @Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Will Noble • Global, TraditionsComments (1)

Sochi 2014: Five National Anthems to Listen For The proudest moment in any world-class athlete’s career is when he or she stands on a podium, accepts a medal, and is surrounded by the national anthem of his or her home country. We’re going to be seeing plenty of anthem singing in Sochi very soon. But […]

Sochi Stars: The Most Exciting Olympians to Watch This Year

Laura Mundow • Global, TraditionsComments (0)

Sochi Stars: The Ones to Watch at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games The 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi is set to be the biggest, brightest and boldest yet. More than 2,500 athletes from 85 nations will compete in 98 events across 15 disciplines, including a number of new sports like Women’s Ski Jumping and Ski […]

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