Articles tagged “sochi”

Olympic Officials Mull Making City Lobbyists Sign on to Ethics Code

Olympic Officials Mull Making City Lobbyists Sign on to Ethics Code

Alex Duff, Bloomberg

We are pretty sure that an ethics code goes against everything the Olympics selection process is meant to stand for. And by that we mean it's most certainly corrupt.

3 years ago

Sochi Olympics’ $51 Billion Price Tag Deters Potential Hosts

Sochi Olympics’ $51 Billion Price Tag Deters Potential Hosts

Tariq Panja, Bloomberg

The final cost is overwhelming for most global cities to swallow; however, breaking down how the money is spent and measuring it against a return in tourism and infrastructure would temper fears for their pocketbooks.

3 years ago

The First Extreme Hotel Will Open in Sochi, Russia in 2015

The First Extreme Hotel Will Open in Sochi, Russia in 2015

HotelMiddleEast.com

They better have Red Bull on tap or we're like totally checking out.

3 years ago

Olympics Are Having a Real #SochiProblems Problem on Social Media

Olympics Are Having a Real #SochiProblems Problem on Social Media

Karolos Grohmann, Reuters

To be fair to the official account: Who really wants to read tweets by Olympics officials when there's a snarky journalist with a Twitter handle and a few opinions?

4 years ago

Sochi’s Challenge Post-Olympics Is Putting the Stadiums to Use

Sochi’s Challenge Post-Olympics Is Putting the Stadiums to Use

Evgenia Pismennaya, Bloomberg

Past Olympic hosts have had a tough time putting stadiums to use, running up costs long after the games are over and visitors gone.

4 years ago

Focus on Family Travel for Post-Olympics Sochi, Says President Putin

Focus on Family Travel for Post-Olympics Sochi, Says President Putin

Stepan Kravchenko and Ilya Arkhipov, Bloomberg

After the games, someone should remind Putin the difference between wishing and reality and what that means to real-life handfuls.

4 years ago

Sochi’s Tourism Future Cast Into Doubt by Moody’s

Sochi’s Tourism Future Cast Into Doubt by Moody’s

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once the medals have been awarded and the crowds are gone from the Sochi Olympics, the region will be saturated with an over-abundance of hotels and a repetitional hangover if the current negativity surrounding the Olympics persists. Sustainable tourism this is not.

4 years ago

The Latest Olympics Security Concern Is Toothpaste on Airlines

The Latest Olympics Security Concern Is Toothpaste on Airlines

Del Quentin Wilber, Bloomberg

Considering how few U.S. airlines fly direct to Russia, this warning is more about saying "we're watching" than publicly identifying a real threat.

4 years ago

Workers in Sochi Scramble to Finish Hotel Rooms Ahead of Olympics

Workers in Sochi Scramble to Finish Hotel Rooms Ahead of Olympics

Roland Oliphant, The Daily Telegraph

Prior to every Olympics there's last-minute scrambling to finish rooms, venues, and transport networks. We'll need to wait until Thursday's opening to see what the final status is.

4 years ago

Australia Imposes Travel Restrictions on Its Olympic Athletes in Sochi

Australia Imposes Travel Restrictions on Its Olympic Athletes in Sochi

Associated Press

Let's hope the ban won't prevent the winter Olympians from enjoying the beach at the Black Sea summer resort.

4 years ago

Don’t Worry About Sochi Security, Says International Olympic Committee

Don’t Worry About Sochi Security, Says International Olympic Committee

Christopher Elser, Bloomberg

The IOC isn't the best source of reliable information about news that may affect attendance at its big event.

4 years ago

Sochi Hotel Rates Jump 144 Percent During the Olympics

Sochi Hotel Rates Jump 144 Percent During the Olympics

Hugh Morris, The Daily Telegraph

The percentage increase was steeper than that of previous games likely because year-round room rates are much lower in Sochi than in cities like London.

4 years ago