New England Sports React

Sochi Set to Take Center Stage

The opening ceremonies for the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off tonight, but the events have already technically begun.

The fireworks are ready to be lit. Fisht Olympic Stadium is set for the opening ceremonies and events that will follow. And Sochi is more than prepared for the 2014 Winter Olympics to begin, the first Olympic Games to be held in the country since 1980 and the disband of the USSR (thanks, Wikipedia).

It’s been four years since the last Winter Olympics were held (this year’s are the 22nd of the sort), and here we are once again on the verge of the world’s convergence without much having changed for the better in our country. Our economy is still very poor at best, with employment at a premium and the homeless rate continuing to rise. The president and his ill-famed Obama Care have didn’t little, if anything, to aid the situation except assure Americans that the situation will improve yet the rates get worse and our country’s debt continues to rise. And yet, for the next couple of weeks, we can take solace in knowing that the US has a fighting chance. We can once again take pride in our country and realize that we’re all truly proud to be Americans (well, at least some of us can). So watch the 2014 Winter Olympics, and remember why the US is still one of the greatest countries in the world.

-Ryan Hartley

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