Impressions of the Olympic Games
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Yesterday the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi were over.
I've written today a little article about my impressions from the Olympic Games.
It's in Russian and here is the Link:
http://www.lingq.com/learn/ru/store/91811/37054...

But even if you can't read in Russian you can express in this thread your own impressions of the games in English.
February 2014
  • lovelanguagesIII 40 2 137
    Thank you for the article. I'll be reading it this afternoon and I'm sure it'll be a very useful lesson. As for the Olympic Games: I liked the opening very much. Unfortunately, I missed the closing ceremony.

    I've watched many very exciting competitions and there were a few really emotional moments. It is always great to see people fulfill their dreams. Somehow the games also made me want to do more sports again myself.

    February 2014
  • Prinz_Skogsvin 6511 13 2004
    Watching the ski-jump always reminds me that I *don't* ever want to try this myself! :-)
    February 2014
  • lovelanguagesIII 40 2 137
    (...) ...Watching the ski-jump always reminds me that I *don't* ever want to try this myself! :-) (...)

    Same here. Can't even get on a ladder without freaking out ;-)

    Strangely enough though I don't have problems when hiking in the mountains (unless you want me to look down into a gorge). The hightest I've been to so far was 5,600 metres (getting close to the peak of the Chimborazo in Ecuador).
    February 2014
  • Ferdy 7062
    I loved the snowboarding, especially as it was the first GBR medal on snow. The extreme park and the races were fantastic.

    However, for me the games were overshadowed by the political situation in the Ukraine, the anti gay bill and the public whipping of the Pussy Riot members.

    It all left me feeling more negative than positive towards Russia.
    February 2014
  • SueWt 2435 2170
    @evgueny40 - I'm sorry I was unable to read your article, evgueny, but I thought the games were highly successful and my Husband & I thoroughly enjoyed it all. We especially liked the curling, so very tactical. The ice-skating also was wonderful. A highly successful games, but such a shame it had to be so costly!

    Sue
    February 2014