For 17 days we have witnessed nations from around the world coming together in Sochi Russia, competing with one another, setting an example for the entire world as to what is possible. Sochi is to be congratulated; Russia is to be congratulated!! The Opening and Closing Ceremonies were FANTASTIC! We were presented an insight into the Russian culture in an elaborate high tech fashion never experienced before.
I suppose the Olympics held double meaning for those of us who visited Sochi in 2012. Just as we were overwhelmed by the respect, by the warm and friendly welcome given us, so to was the audience this evening, (2014 02 23) as the President of the Olympic Organization thanked Russia. His thanks brought forth resounding applause from the audience.
For those of you who would like to see the order of finish, the medals won by each nation, click: http://olympics.cbc.ca/medals/index.html Until the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, we say Well Done!!
I have a slide show, a slide show I put together by snapping pic from the screen of my TV. http://photopeach.com/album/f5tstt It is not my best slide show > but you may enjoy.
Stan McCormack. 2014 02 24.