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Saint George’s Day, what’s it all about? April 23rd is Saint George’s Day. The world’s most famous dragon slayer is the patron saint of a multitude of countries and places and is particularly affiliated with England. But why did George become so venerated? Who exactly celebrates his feast day? And why is it sometimes controversial? […]
From Stadiums to Stars to Record-Breaking Performances: A Look Back at the Surprises & Upsets from the Sochi 2014 Winter Games
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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