They’ve got Boag consulting for them.
William Tapley is still going strong. This time he cautions us about the new Olympic mascots.
Most big project will have a scale model built first. ¬†The Olympics in Russia are no different
The Olympics aren’t just about Sochi, and Sochi isn’t just about the Olympics, the Russians will tell you. It’s all part of a broader push to revitalize a region torn apart by an Islamic insurgency, which itself comes on the heels of two disastrous wars.
A couple of years ago, the Russian government¬†decided¬†that the North Caucasus would be the perfect place to develop ski resorts in the region as an answer to its high unemployment and other economic woes. Never mind the violence, they said, the beautiful mountains (and they are very, very beautiful) would attract tourists from all over the world, and would even compete with Swiss slopes.
Well, a couple weeks ago, at the Sochi 2013 investment forum, the local authorities¬†presented¬†a model of one such resort, called Lago-Naki. It looked like¬†a very nice resort, equipped with wide slopes and modern cottages. (It’s especially nice when you don’t realize that there is no transport between Sochi and Lago-Naki, but that, even though the two spots aren’t very far apart, it takes eight hours to drive there)
Sounds all very sensible. ¬†So where does the funny part come in? ¬† Read more »
I never get tired of seeing this guys expression when he realises he’s won.
We must have missed the part where they took Upchuck’s Olympic medal away for a little while, but then took it off Valerie Adams and gave it back to Upchuck again.
So who do you think is responsible for this sterling bit of journalism?
You get zero guesses, of course.
Award-winning journalist Eric Young has satisfied his bosses with an apology on Twitter for an expletive-laden tweet calling for an Olympics drug cheat to hand over her shot put gold medal.
Bosses at Sky News Australia, who employ Young as a broadcaster on Prime TV, said there was no further discipline for his angry comments on the social networking site last month.
The veteran reporter has not tweeted since August 14 when he caused a stir with his comments directed at Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who was stripped of her gold medal and the prize awarded to Kiwi Valerie Adams.
His tweet that attracted criticism called Ostapchuk a “f***ing cheating cow” and told her to “hand it [the gold medal] over you b****”.
“Sky News views these matters very seriously. Senior management has spoken with Eric and the matter is now closed,” director of news and programs Ian Ferguson said today.
Young declined to comment when contacted by APNZ.