Early on I was one of those people who walked around saying things like -
"I have a REALLY BAD FEELING about what might happen at these Sochi Olympics."
I said it a lot. Like it was a totally original concept that no one had considered. I was there to help expand their minds.
Well I was wrong.
They pulled it off.
And I'll tell you what happened there that I hadn't expected to see - I SAW SOME AMAZING ART. The staging of both the opening and closing ceremonies was just awe inspiring. I was very impressed. I saw really new ideas and creative ways to tell a story in that HUGE area. That is not an easy task folks. (<< See how I am helping you with thinking again?)
I also saw - for the second instance of Russian's posessing humor. The first instance was in the movie RED with Buce Willis - loved the Russian guy in that who loved Helen Mirren. This time around was your poking fun at yourself for that closed 5th ring. Well played.
Well Bravo Russia. That was a great bit of International PR.
You still have human right, animal cruelty and homophobia to work on.. but it's a really good start. Let me know what you do with those stadiums.