This trailer courtesy of BBC and seemingly inspired by Game of Thrones or so I am of the impression, should definitely be watched:
Alright, the opening ceremony is almost upon us, so lets get this thread on the ice and break it!
As most of you know the 2014 Winter Olympics, otherwise officially known as the XXII Winter Olympics is being held in Sochi this year, which is located in Russia, the cold mysterious Russia which is a country I barely know much of. I suppose all you need to know is that is cold and that the eyes of the world will be upon it starting tomorrow and run from February 7th to February 23 (February 8th to February 24 for those located in Australia/NZ). The opening ceremony will begin in a few hours from now.
The 2014 Winter Paralympics officially known as the XI Paralympic Winter Games will begin March 7 and run through to March 16, 2014.
In the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, there are 88 countries participating, 2,800+ estimated athletes, 98 events in 7 sports (15 disciplines), and as you may have guessed or already known, the motto for the Sochi Winter Olympics is "Hot. Cool. Yours."
Pretty cool how events like the Olympics can seemingly unite a nation, but I suppose it is only natural as the spectators are bearing witness to human ability at its limits and each of those athletes will/resolve/dreams extending beyond just our their own body. As a spectator, when we see such a spectacle, I suppose we can't help but be captivated:
The Olympic Torch Journey (into space and underwater) for those interested:
Also lets take a step back and remember how amazing the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics were, because they were AMAZING!!: