Food inside Olympic Park won’t win any medals
Feb25

Food inside Olympic Park won’t win any medals

Street performances, full concerts, and sponsored booths immerse visitors in Russian culture and the festive atmosphere of Olympic Park. Alongside the shows and shopping are vendors selling a range of food. There’s one problem, however. The food, according to some visitors who ate it, is sub-par when compared to the other attractions on offer. Not a New York slice Brandon Williams, a New York native, bought a four-cheese pizza and...

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How to take a photo at the Olympic Torch
Feb25

How to take a photo at the Olympic Torch

The photo is the new souvenir. Throughout the park, people gather around and even stand in line to get a picture in front of the Olympic Rings, street performers, stadiums and Americans. But the most popular spot for pictures is the Olympic torch. The Selfie Without a doubt, we are in the decade of the selfie. MySpace, Facebook and Instagram have trained millennials in the art of taking pictures of themselves. At the torch however,...

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Reporting from the Olympic Games
Feb22

Reporting from the Olympic Games

Dennis Ackerman has been going to the Games since 1980. He remembers watching the 1972 Sapporo and 1976 Montreal Games. But his first experience actually working the Winter Olympic Games was in 1980 in Lake Placid as a volunteer for ABC Sports. Thirty years later, Ackerman is now the news director for foxsports.com, and he says despite popular belief, not every Olympic is different. “I haven’t found it that different. We make so many...

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Olympic sponsor Volkswagen Group has built a showcase visible from the entrance of Olympic Park
Feb21

Olympic sponsor Volkswagen Group has built a showcase visible from the entrance of Olympic Park

After going through a security checkpoint and stepping out of the entrance building in Olympic Park, visitors are immersed in a spectacle of sights and sounds. Volunteer workers, who are shouting welcome and other chants in Russian through megaphones, immediately greet visitors. To the right, a massive grandstand meant for the upcoming 2014 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi towers over the building. About 20 yards past the...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Olympic Park Perfomers
Feb21

PHOTO GALLERY: Olympic Park Perfomers

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