Alex Ovechkin, viewed as the face of the Sochi Olympic Games by many from the Russian perspective, defended his home country to media members on Thursday, with regard to the troubles with living quarters clouding media’s first impressions of the country.
Members of Congress expressed serious concerns Sunday about the safety of Americans at next month’s Olympics in Russia and said Moscow needs to cooperate more on security.
There’s been an open season on Russia leading up to the Sochi Games, and that clearly strikes a nerve with Alex Ovechkin.
Alex Ovechkin’s balancing act between the Washington Capitals and the Olympics in Russia could get a whirlwind test in a few weeks.
During a press conference held Friday, President Barack Obama said that he did not think people should boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in light of Russian officials’ pledges to enforce anti-gay laws during the Games.