Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Looking ahead to the Sochi Olympics!

I apologize for my looooong absence, but I have to admit that since the 2012 Olympic girls got kicked off the group team (Nazar, Blizia, and Ksyu), I have lost some interest in RG... :(

...And with the Winter Olympics in Sochi coming up, I have been totally distracted by my first great sports love--figure skating!!

So, in honor of the upcoming games, here are pics of Ksyu, Dasha D, and Karolina doing the torch relay for the Olympics!  (I already posted pics of Makar participating in the relay.)  Unfortunately Zhenya couldn't run the relay in Omsk because of her pregnancy...
Ksyu during torch relay
Dasha D
Karolina with torch
Ksyu and her mom
Ksyu in Sochi gear
I think I like the 2012 Olympics gear better...what do you think?


  1. What do you mean that (Nazar, Blizia, and Ksyu) got kicked off the group team after the 2012 olympic? They were still competing at last years competition.

    1. Yes, apparently after the World Championships in Kiev, Viner kicked the off of the group team after they failed to win. She claimed that winning gold at the Olympics went to their heads, so they developed "star disease" and didn't train as hard as they should have...
      I'm not sure if that is really true, but at any rate, they are not training anymore. :(

  2. That's too bad. They were very good. Do you have the article link of which Viner said that? I would like to read it too. Thanks!

    1. http://itar-tass.com/opinions/interviews/1733

  3. But in the annoucement of the members in national team , blizia nazar and ksyu were still in it! O_o
    i was very confused and happy at the same time:D and afterwards a facebook page also announced that they are back in the team?!? what true??

    1. As i know, they are not coming back the team. (Although girls are very young....)
      Facebook just update those girls' new to followers.

  4. the name list from RUS RG Fed website, i think tht is not the latest updated version.
    find someone that can read russian to translate...

  5. vinerstan have plenty of young girls... so this year we will see quite a few new faces...
    madam needs young blood for RIO 2016, she needs to drill n prep them early....

  6. sochi... figure skating.. hah....
    does ISU even bat an eyelid for this.... ???
    when is RG fans gona do a petition like this....?? haha...