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February 24, 2014
by Dejan Kovacevic


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Morning Java: Do svidaniya

SOCHI, Russia — This is a strange place, man. The gap in the warmth you feel from the younger generation that’s not at least a couple decades of something less than completely autocratic rule, it’s so different than the squinted eyes, mistrust and other creepy things you get from those older.

February 23, 2014
by Dejan Kovacevic


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Sunday column: Gold to go

SOCHI, Russia — The volunteers make any Olympics. These are the tens of thousands mostly young folks who, out of commitment to city or country or both, will invest a month of their lives working pretty much around the clock as goodwill ambassadors or more.

February 22, 2014
by Dejan Kovacevic


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Saturday column: Self-inflicted wound

SOCHI, Russia — The security here, as I’ve been writing throughout the Games, has been subtle. It’s there, and you can tell it’s strong, but not in your face. That’s changed a bit these past couple days.

February 19, 2014
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Morning Java: Neverending climb

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The climb to Sanki Sliding Center, home of bobsled, feels like it never stops. The phenomenal topographical distance between Sochi’s coastal cluster, home of the ice sports, and up here in Krasnaya Polyana, home of the snow sports, is a peak elevation of 7,610 feet. Or 1.44 miles.

February 18, 2014
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Morning Java: Ladies’ turn

SOCHI, Russia — The accommodations for the athletes have been so extraordinary that some have been moved to speak or tweet about it without prodding. Teemu Selanne, Finland’s hockey legend, told a group of us the other night these were ‘the best organized Olympics’ he’d seen.

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