Sochi

The final day of Sochi is beginning. 

The current medal count?

  1. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
    Medal standings
    Country
    Gold
    Silver
    Bronze
    Total
    1
    Russia
    11
    10
    8
    29
    2
    Norway
    11
    5
    10
    26
    3
    Canada
    9
    10
    5
    24
    4
    United States
    9
    7
    11
    27
    5
    Netherlands
    8
    7
    9
    24
    6
    Germany
    8
    6
    5
    19
    7
    Switzerland
    6
    3
    2
    11

    We’ll never know the full extent of the sacrifice, dedication and commitment that each medal took. And there is a story behind each one. Sports plays a unique role in culture for very powerful reasons. Politics, conflicts, money — nothing can dull the purity of competitions that result in unequivocal achievements, measured in fractions of seconds and fragments of millimeters.

    Congratulations to the winners and losers on the field and to Sochi’s residents — the Olympics are supposed to benefit local communities. I’m betting that the monetary rewards weren’t equally shared. But some Sochi person saw something that will change their lives or the lives of those around them.
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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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