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

Will Noble • February 28, 2014 • 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 • February 21, 2014 • 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 [...]

Different Ways The World Expresses the Language of Love

Pimsleur Approach • February 14, 2014 • TraditionsComments (0)

Do you want to show that special someone just how smitten you are? Forget the usual flowers, kisses and chocolates – instead, look to other countries and cultures around the globe for romantic inspiration.       1) A Birch for My Belle – Rhineland, Germany   On the night before May 1, love struck [...]

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

Will Noble • February 11, 2014 • Global, TraditionsComments (0)

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 • February 7, 2014 • 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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