- Sochi is ten hours ahead of us here in the Midwest. Which means almost everything you see will be tape delayed. I don't know how that will work in the age of Twitter and other social platforms. I don't remember spoilers being a huge problem during the London games though.
- Here is a link to NBC's viewing guide. You can also watch some events online or through your phone. Possibly your refrigerator or toaster, depending on what model you have.
- I've been meaning to write about this but keep forgetting. Do you know who does the camera work at the Olympics? A group run by the IOCC themselves called the Olympic Broadcasting Service. They provide a feed and the various countries simply put their own commentating with it.
- I'm very curious what the Opening Ceremonies will be like. I don't really have a feel with what post-Soviet Russia will want to display. I'm hoping for some Russian men's chorus because they do some wonderful work. Does Russia have pop stars like the west does? I honestly don't know. (In my defense, I don't really know which pop stars we have here either.)
- There are no particular athletes that I'm pumped to cheer for. In fact, the only American one that I know by name is Shawn White and I don't really care that much about snow-boarding. I really want to watch the short track speed skating, the bob-sledding, skeleton and some curling. Beyond that, I'll take what they give me.
Hope everyone stays safe!