Monday, August 11, 2008

The Olympic Village



Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to step into an Olympic Village understands - this place is HUGE. Without even venturing to the outskirts of the Village to the Birds Nest and the Swimming Arena (both of which are absolutely beautiful by the way), there is a lot going on at the Village.

Rows upon rows of apartments and dorms fill acres of space. Flags of every nation you can think of - and some you've never heard of - decorate the buildings. The Olympic Rings can be seen in pretty much every direction in one form or another... hedges, sidewalk imprints, the sides of every wall....

The cafeteria is absolutely massive. Walking in, the first thing you see are the familiar Golden Arches of McDonalds, which makes it feel like home! But really, you can find just about anything to eat in the dining hall that is seemingly endless. There are water and drink machines everywhere that require no money, just a button push.

Here you can get your hair, nails and eyebrows done (so far none of the guys have tried those things). You can send packages, buy plane tickets, buy clothes, hang out in the internet cafe and play foosball. Honestly, just about every need is met without traveling outside the Village walls... We'll have much more on the whole thing of course, but honestly, this place is remarkable.

6 comments:

Krista said...

Ok dude you are just sooo rubbing this in! Olympic Lane, meeting all kinds of superstars, and now you brag about the village? Can you hook a girl up and let me come along next time?

Kidding of course. :) Hope all the guys are enjoying it. Man I'm jealous. :)

Geoff S. said...

Quick Question: Why don't we wear the US Soccer Crest on our olympic uniforms. I dont think I mind in light of recent results, but I'm just curious. Thanks!

Geoff S. said...

Never Mind . . .just caught the answer on an old post . . .I'm checking out IVES now . . .Best of luck on Wednesday!

microbrew said...

which one of the US players gets the most recognition?

kakafan said...
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anna said...

That's awesome :) I agree with you krista.