I totally forgot the best part! When I was at that bar, before getting interrupted by the dude who wanted access to Universal network’s livestreaming, my friend said, “I know almost nothing about the Olympics. Like, is there maybe an Ohno? Yoko Ohno?” What makes this even worse is that his boss edited Apolo Ohno’s memoir and there was a giant poster of Apolo in his office. I know this because my cubicle at my former job was just across the hall, so I would stare at Apolo whenever I need a mental vacation.
The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia’s law banning gay “propaganda.”
The International Olympic Committee executive board is expected to approve the instructions at its meeting in Lausanne on Tuesday. The letter will then be sent to the national Olympic committees that are sending athletes to the Sochi Games, which run from Feb. 7-23.
The memo will focus on Rule 50 in the Olympic Charter, which states: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.”
"We will give the background of the Rule 50, explaining the interpretation of the Rule 50 to make the athletes aware and to assure them that the athletes will be protected," IOC President Thomas Bach said in an interview with The Associated Press.
"I know from my own experience, this is key," added Bach, a former Olympic fencer who won a team gold medal for West Germany in 1976. "As an athlete you do not want to be confronted in the Olympic Village or the Olympic Stadium with any kind of political controversies."
Stamkos is having a miraculous recovery and hopes to play in the olympics…
Another gif I have a feeling will come in handy in February…