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Posts from the ‘Sochi 2014’ Category

Decoding those tags! (AKA Accreditation!)

Another blog from Sochi worth having a look. Turns out I wasn’t supposed to blog a picture of my accreditation, so for Rio you can still view the card from Sochi!

Here is the original blog from Sochi

You’ve all seen them when watching athletes on TV, those big plastic cards hanging around their necks, ubiquitous in the Games environment. But what do these cards do really? Read more

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Many journalists love our athletes, many others love controversy

This is an update on a Sochi post that is worth repeating. The Road to Rio has not been without hiccups, that’s for sure. The International Paralympic Committee courageously made a statement that supports clean and fair sport in our movement. This did generate some media attention and requests for interviews. Read more

It’s a Wrap!

Ceremonies are over. I’m at the airport waiting for a flight that will definitely not leave on time. On the bus at 1:30AM but it looks like we won’t take off until 6:30AM now. Blogging keeps me awake and I felt I had some catching up to do! Read more

Try being nice, it’s contagious!

Sometimes, being nice in underrated. In fact, some people use “nice” to describe something quite different and many think nice people finish last. In Sochi though, I observed the best side of nice. And it spread as fast as the darn cold virus Read more

Manufactured Landscapes

We’ve all heard that the Sochi Games cost over $50B and that there was an awful lot of infrastructure built to welcome the games.  It’s obvious in Adler, but striking in Krasnaya Polyana. Read more

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand

My usual line when speaking about understanding Paralympic sport is to make an analogy to cricket. I don’t understand it, so I don’t find it interesting. It doesn’t mean cricket isn’t a great sport. Read more

The Miracle of Online Streaming: You Too Can Watch!

Went back to full duties a bit too quickly so the little virus was making a come back last night. So I am enjoying the games from the comfort of my hotel room, for today anyhow. Read more

So much to say, so little time!

I need to get to the semi final hockey game very soon. I thought I’d have a couple of hours this afternoon to blog, but was invited to an official lunch. Read more

Not on Twitter – Not (that much of ) a Problem!

Well maybe a bit of a problem because I try to quickly post a lot of interesting facts and photos there. Best of all, you don’t need a Twitter account to check it out (although it works better…). So here are things you missed that you might want to look at at https://twitter.com/DrTardif  Read more

Virus Alert!

No not my computer… If the blogs look a bit goofy, it’s not a virus, but the fact I’m still learning to use this interface. Mind you, the virus in my throat and sinuses might have something to do with it. Read more