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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bobsled vs Bathroom


Remember the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? 


Me either . . . 


with the exception of the social and infrastructure debacle . . . 


because that was ethnocentrically hilarious. 


Now that the counters of beans have actually counted the beans, some interesting issues have become apparent and . . . 


when I say interesting I mean comparatively the financial management in Greece looks reasonable and well managed. 


The Olympics were initially budgeted at $12 billion and ended up costing $51 billion. 


Russia is hosting the World Cup in 2018 and planners had anticipated that a $8 billion dollar rail system would be in place. 


Want to guess if it is in place and functioning? 


But the best Sochi event? 


US bobsledder Johnny Quinn was trapped in a bathroom when the door stuck. The result? 


...With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak


But that isn't the end of it! 


Later Quinn and teammate Nick Cunningham were trapped in an elevator and had to be rescued. 


Coincidence or a sinister Red Peril plot to remove US competitors? You decide. 

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