Canada Sochi

Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket List

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Most people can be found walking around this beautiful city, touring the historic city center, the river Neva, and the numerous small canals on foot even after midnight. This is the perfect time to travel to Russia, as you literally have more hours in the day to fit in sightseeing, tours and enjoy the many restaurants late into the night.

Why Would Anyone Want To Host the Winter Olympics?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

What country in its right mind would willingly and consciously walk into a Winter Games with the possibility of anything even reaching toward $50 billion on its table? The Sochi Games gave everyone else a chance to think about it for a second, and once you do it's sort of like being sober in a club where all your friends are buying bottle service... you can only get so drunk.

Foreign Agencies Helped Prevent Sochi Attacks

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada

MOSCOW - Russia's security service chief says intelligence agencies in Russia and other countries helped to prevent terrorist attacks on the Winter Ga...

Why I Won't Be Travelling To Russia | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Travel

Perhaps if this had been a one-time occurrence it would be easier to digest, but the fact is Russian president Vladimir Putin has a shameful record when it comes to just about everything. He has never hesitated to put political rivals behind bars, even going as far as jailing the protest band Pussy Riot.

Three Examples of Contextual Advertising Done Right

Jeff Quipp | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

The Sochi Olympics, like other popular television viewing events (read: Oscars, Super Bowl) reinforced the importance and potential effectiveness of contextually relevant ads. Think of the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion spot that went viral, or Proctor & Gamble's Thank You Mom commercial.

He Falls, Gets Up, Wins Gold

CBC | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Impact

Canadian cross-country legend Brian McKeever skied one of the great races in Paralympic history on Wednesday, overcoming an early fall to win gold in ...

How Many Medals Does Canada Have At The Paralympics?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Living

UPDATED Monday, Mar. 17th: Canada surged into third place in the medal standings as the 2014 Paralympics came to a close. Canada finished with sev...

How to Drink Vodka Like a Russian

Dustin Sproat | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

Take your time finding the right table at the right restaurant. You'll be there awhile -- might as well get comfortable. The bottle of vodka is to be served cold and of high quality. The person that picks up the first bottle is in charge of pouring and pacing shots for the entire night, even once you change venues...

Sochi Diaries: The Games in Review

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

I spent the last two weeks in Sochi, isolated from North American media, and had assumed that by this time most of the myths surrounding how horrific ...

A Mercedes For Every Medallist

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada

MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given a Mercedes-Benz to each Olympic medallist from the host country of the 2014 Sochi Games.Medv...

Social Media in Sochi

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business
Dustin Sproat

2014-02-14-sochibanner.jpgGiven that our own startup company -- Shnarped Hockey -- plays in the social media space, I've paid particular attention to how people are connecting in Sochi, and have found that it's quite different than how people are staying in touch with family and friends back home.

Using the Olympics to Help Your Kids Learn a "Gold Medal" Attitude

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

My family had a serious case of Olympic fever. Along with many Canadians, the winter games have become a permanent fixture on our television screen, and a major topic of discussion around the dinner table. The Olympics present valuable learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages. Parents can use these great learning opportunities to foster "a gold medal attitude" for children.

The World Heads Home

CP | Ted Anthony, The Associated Press | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Game...

LIVE NOW: Full Coverage Of The Closing Ceremonies

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada

After two weeks of competition, the 2014 Winter Olympics are drawing to a close. The end of incredible competition in 98 events will be marked with...

Sochi Diaries: Losing With the Russians, Winning With the Swiss

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

2014-02-14-sochibanner.jpgOn Wednesday I decided I would try to ask some Russians what they knew about Canada. This line of questioning didn't go far, but did initiate a whirlwind experience that in and of itself has made my entire voyage to Sochi worthwhile.

IOC Sends Pussy Riot A Message

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - The IOC says it would be "wholly inappropriate" for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites.International ...

U.S. Bobsledder Says Sochi Selection Process Corrupt

CP | Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - A bobsledder who failed to make the U.S. team calls his country's selection process for the Sochi Games "corrupt." He says ...

Where Do They Get All That Energy?

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - With all eyes glued to coverage of the Winter Games in Sochi, many armchair athletes wonder how Olympians are able to sustain their energy l...

IOC Backs Russia On Gay Activist's 'Removal'

CP | Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the removal of an Italian gay rights activist from a Sochi arena, saying she w...

The Molson Fridge at Sochi Revealed

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

2014-02-14-sochibanner.jpg The Passport fridge sits inside the Sochi Canada House, which permits only people with a passport who know an athlete inside. The fridge only has a few empty specialty bottles inside. The kicker - there is actually no Molson Canadian beer in the Canada House whatsoever! It got stuck at the border.

NBC Can't Even Get The American Flag Right

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada

NBC can't catch a break at the Sochi Olympics. They've been lambasted for tape-delaying everything, host Bob Costas has a wicked case of pink-eye and ...

Patrick Chan Says Sorry About Silver Medal

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada

A disappointed Patrick Chan apologized not once but twice after winning a silver medal in men's figure skating on Friday. “All Canadians say so...

Here At Last: Some Surprises From Sochi

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Dustin Sproat

2014-02-14-sochibanner.jpg Booked three weeks ago on a whim, my trip from Vancouver to Sochi included 40 hours of buses, trains, taxis, layovers, and flights. Not to mention the four hours of standing in lines and two hours of wandering looking for wifi that were required before I could make this post. That said, I'm here and I'm pumped!


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Canada's Patrick Chan has finished second in the men's figure skating short program at the Sochi Olympics.The three-time world champio...

Picnics, Short Sleeves, Tanning

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

We think we understand the slogan for the Sochi Olympics now. Hot. Cool. Yours? Well, it's certainly been hot in Sochi. Temperatures today apparently ...