A Mid-Sochi Update

Friday, February 14, 2014

Lauren Cholewinski of the US competes during the Women's 500m Speed Skating event during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Antonin Thuillier/Getty)

Josh Levin, executive editor at Slate and the host of Slate's sports podcast, "Hang Up and Listen", discusses the latest news out of Sochi, from the warm weather to NBC's coverage of the Games, to the political climate in Russia.


Josh Levin

Comments [6]


chisel-wit.... you're a petty fool...

Feb. 14 2014 08:52 PM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

"judging by her sarcasm she doesn't seem to like the athletes very much."

What do expect from a smug "journalist" who apparently has no concept of what it takes to sacrifice and commit thousands of hours to a sustained, focused effort. (Certainly not required in this field and, LOL, not evident from the show.) All you need for modern "journalism" is a superior sense of entitlement and the membership card of "progressive" political leanings.

Feb. 14 2014 11:32 AM
Tony from Canarsie

Perhaps my sense of humor hasn't woken up yet, but though the host may profess a love for the Olympics, judging by her sarcasm she doesn't seem to like the athletes very much.

Feb. 14 2014 10:23 AM
Tina from Manhattan

I posted this comment on the wrong page...sorry for duplication!
1.) FAVE moment - Julia Mancuso winning bronze---her reaction was priceless. She's a heavily decorated female Olympian, yet we are still talking about Shaun White & Bode Miller (whom are know are heavily decorated but have fizzled this Olympics). Along that line--why are we not talking about all the women Olympians showing up on the medal stands???
2.) Plushenko's departure is suspect.
3.) NBC's coverage STINKS. Watching online is SLOW and heavily commercial-laden. The TODAY show drivel is inane and does not add to the viewing experience, but rather takes away from it.

Feb. 14 2014 10:21 AM
sara from nyc

So strange to have this guy discuss sports. His voice/on-air demeanor absolutely enervates. Where is Mike Pesca??

Feb. 14 2014 10:20 AM
Gregorio Pietro from Staten Island

My Sochi story so far is very local and yet, farther from NYC than you might expect...
Please read this one, GO STATEN ISLAND GO!

Feb. 14 2014 10:17 AM

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