Sporting Events

Celebrations and activities involving sporting events and wellness activities

10 THINGS I LOVED ABOUT RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS KOOP CUP 2016 in Toronto Canada

Last weekend I travelled to vibrant city of Toronto, Canada to attend Rhythmic Gymnastics FIG Koop Cup 2016 hosted on May 13-15 in Markham’s Pan Am Center by Kalev Rhythmic Gymnastics Club and Canadian Gymnastics Federation. I have only ever had one rhythmic gymnastics lesson myself, at the age of 5, in my small town in Moldova. Believe …

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Travelling for Sporting Events

Travelling for Sporting Events: the weekend in Toronto, Canada

With Rio Olympic Games coming up in August, it is only natural that I ask: have you ever travelled for a sporting event? In distant 1981 I travelled for about two hours by train for a national figure skating championship in the former Soviet Union where I then lived.  In 1998 I drove for about 5 …

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Was Boston Biased against Russian Skaters?

I first wrote this article for Russian sport daily Sovsport.ru – here is a link to the original post (in Russian).  This is a modified translation of the article for my readers on this side of the Atlantic. Can support of fifteen thousand fans truly give a «home ice advantage» and influence the judging? As I …

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Figure Skating World is coming to Boston March 28-April 3, 2016

Boston might have withdrawn its Olympic bid, but this week we have a chance to see the elite of world’s figure skating here for World Figure Skating Championships 2016.  The world’s biggest annual skating competition is coming to Boston’s TD Garden on March 28 – April 3.  Close to 200 athletes representing 38 countries are …

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Boston Winter Traditions

Smiles after Falls. Olympic Celebrations, multi-screen, multi-age style.

Olympics have always been celebrated in my family, ever since I could remember.   My first Olympics memory was the Moscow Games of 1980.  We went to another family’s apartment to watch the opening and closing ceremonies – they had one of the first color TVs in town.   These days, color screens abound, I still like …

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