Peel on your sparkliest leotard and chill the vodka––the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, begin tomorrow!
Q: What sports can you look forward to?
A: Alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, skeleton (?), ski jumping, snowboard, speed skating.
Q: Skeleton? What is that?
A: “Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which an individual person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down, during which athletes experience forces up to 5g.” says Wikipedia.
Q: What’s so great about Sochi, anyway?
A: Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. It is located on the Black Sea coast, near the border of Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. Sochi is one of few areas in Russia with a subtropical climate (warm summers and mild winters), and likely for that reason Sochi is Russia’s largest resort city. If you’re going to Russia in the winter, Sochi is where you want to be.
Q: Alright, but what were you saying about vodka?
A: The Olympics are a great starting point for a drinking game. If you’re ambitious, do something like this.