First day at the Games lived up to the expectations and much much more. There is an overwhelmingly large Russian fan base here and the foreign supporters are few and far between. Say that I have met some of the most amazing people on buses, trains, and street corners than I ever thought possible. I think there is something in the air here in Sochi.
Whirl wind of a day which was highlighted by getting "back stage" at the bobsleigh event. It was great to feel the energy. First time in my life having big legs paid off... I fit right in.
Erica Wiebe is a Canadian freestyle wrestler and Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Calgary. Her passion for wrestling and writing combine in the words of this blog, sprinkled with a strong opinion on certain matters and a hint of feminist thrown in for good measure.