I love the Winter Olympics.
I mean, I love the Olympics in general, but I really love the Winter Olympics.
I love hockey, I love curling, I love speed skating, I love the biathalon.
I love ski jumping, and slalom, and snowboarding, and luge, and cross country skiing.
I love looking through things like this photo gallery of great Winter Olympic Moments.
And I'll tolerate figure skating.
I'll be glued to TVs and webstreams throughout the two weeks, watching pointless games like the Canada vs. Norway women's hockey. I donated money to the Jamaican Bobsled Team (Yes, using Dogecoin. No, I'm not a cryptocurrency zealot, it was just kinda fun.) I'll be jamming my sports reports with Olympic results, causing many listeners to say "WHO CARES ABOUT THE TWO MAN SKELETON JUST TELL ME HOW THE PISTONS ARE SUCKING"
All that being said, I really, really hope Sochi is ready, because as the media decends on the Russian city, reports are bleak.
Ok, so my hotel doesn't have a lobby yet.— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) February 4, 2014
Like, hilariously bleak.
People have asked me what surprised me the most here in Sochi. It's this. Without question ... it's ... THIS. pic.twitter.com/1jj05FNdCP— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 4, 2014
Like, "this isn't happening" bleak.
My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014— Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 4, 2014