D21: Closing Time

The Closing Ceremony! It’s hard to believe the final day of the Olympics is here. I won’t say the past three weeks flew by, because they very much did not. And I am so glad to be flying home tomorrow — See you Tuesday, Storybookland! — but February has gone by as quickly as any month in the past year. I’ll leave here with some wonderful memories, many sad, discomforting thoughts about the future of these pop-up towns and the people who live in and near them and an interest in returning one day and actually visiting Russia.

My last piece was posted today. I wrote about how I believe the new sports of freeskiing and slopestyle were received by the international media and how the athletes reacted to being part of the Games. You can read that piece HERE.

Last week, each of us at ESPN wrote about our impressions of the Olympics after one week of competition. That piece is HERE.

Today, we each selected our favorite moment of the Games. That piece is HERE.

Time to head to Adler to watch Closing Ceremony with my ESPN colleagues, have a few beers and find out what the past three weeks has been like for them. Tomorrow, we fly home!

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