Detroit Wings attend Sochi Winter Olympics, poor hosting does not mar mood

2/10/14 in NHL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsEveryone knows by now that the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are a complete disaster when talking about how they have done their preparation to host the Olympians coming to attend the games. The accommodations for the athletes is terrible, food is worse with tinned meals and MRE being served, then there is the threat of terrorist attacks, not to forget the free roaming stray dogs walking the streets as if they own them. Despite all the things that have gone wrong at Sochi, the athletes attending the games are not put off and are in full spirit of Olympics to play the game and represent their countries.
The Detroit Wings are a team that doesn’t take Olympics lightly either. Each one has a special connection with their home and feel honored to have gotten the chance to represent their countries. Almost half of the entire team is attending the Olympics in Sochi and are in good spirits about the game and how they will fare in the games. Every player knows that hockey isn’t a sport played in all countries and every time they play they are giving a lasting impression of the sport and are the ones promoting it.
Wings Daniel Alfredsson said that it was a great honor to be representing his home in the games and the hype for the games was certainly a thing not to be missed as it was a unique experience.
“It’s probably the highest level of hockey that you can get, and playing for your country is always special and an honored feeling,” Alfredsson said. “Beside our own sport it’s just the whole atmosphere around the Olympic Village that I find being one of the best parts about it; walking around, seeing all the different athletes and meeting other people and sharing different stories. It’s just incredibly cool.”
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