Episode 10: The Sochi Experience
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Man, it seems like Sochi 2014 was forever ago, doesn’t it? Yet, it’s the most recent Winter Olympic Games. Before we go full-on feverish for PyeongChang 2018, we’re going to take a look back at some of the stories from the Sochi Olympics.
First up is Nate Bartholomay, U.S. pairs skater, to give us an athlete’s perspective of what Sochi was like, competition-wise. Then we talk to his sibling Jamie, who got to go to Sochi to cheer Nate on in person. Hear their story of the family/fan perspective–and find out what it’s like to be the type of person who’s not even supposed to exist in Russia.
Next we talk to our friend and Olympin president Don Bigsby, who got to see a part of Russia that most visitors don’t. Luckily, he got back to tell the story.
Finally, remember how in Sochi the big story was that the athletes’ rooms and hotels were kind of shoddy — so much so that a bobsledder had to break through his bathroom door in order to get out? We’ve got the full deets, thanks to Nick Cunningham, who very well might’ve been the reason it happened in the first place.
All this, plus trivia!