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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