The Guilfordian

Athletes faced with adversity in Sochi, come out strong

Kinsey Danzis, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics concluded, as Americans returned home with nine gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals, placing fourth overall. Praise for our athletes abounds, but of the complaints, we hear more about the conditions in Sochi rather than the competition itself. Of course, the world...

Olympic construction ruins Russian village

Allie Baddley, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

For over five years, the residents of the village of Akhshtyr have suffered due to construction leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Construction has depleted the village’s resources and left its residents with limited running water for drinking and crop irrigation. Although...

Russia’s gay propaganda ban raises questions about Olympics

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer

September 6, 2013

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are still some months away, but they are already causing international outrage. The Games themselves aren’t the source of the problem. Russia is. Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin implemented legislation that banned all “propaganda of nontraditional...