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Sochi Olympics 2014 - How did the Kiwis Perfrom?

The Olympic flame is out in Sochi and the athletes have headed home to catch the last of summer, or onwards to their next destination for more winter action.

The New Zealand Olympic committee report the Sochi Games as a “strong campaign” from the kiwi team “that has delivered 11 top 16 finishes, including four top eight Olympic Diplomas.”

Side Note: An Olympic Diploma is a paper certificate awarded to the top eight finishes in competitions at the Olympic Games (Wikipedia). Personally I think some athletes deserve a doctorate, with how much time, passion, sweet, tears and investment they...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Mon, 24th Feb 2014  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Sochi Olympics 2014 - What was it Like?

After 26 hours of flying and 15 hours of sitting around (rushing around lost in one) 5 different airports I had made it to Sochi, Russia!

The Olympic hype was evident, as soon as I exited the plane in Sochi. The airport was decorated with Sochi 2014 branding everywhere. Then the arrivals hall stepped it up another notch, with a massive amount of people waiting for guests, and enough volunteers to sink a U.S. battle ship.

There were signs for NBC, Panasonic, Canadian Athletes, CBS, OBC, Coca-Cola, P & G. Faces and signs for miles. I am not going to lie my heart rate went up as my eyes go...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 21st Feb 2014  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Paula is off to Sochi

It's a very long story and mostly top secret, but I am off to Russia. In fact I am currently on route as I type! I am headed for Sochi, Russia to get amongst some Olympic action.

So you better keep in touch with my adventures and follow us on the below platforms! You don't want to miss out!

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Previous and Coming up Next in Paula's Olympic Blog Series

  • 8th January - History and Introduction
  • 15th January - A Little Bit about my Favourite Sports
  • 22nd January - Introducing Athletes from New Zealand
  • 29th January - Introducing Athle...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 6th Feb 2014  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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