BY | February 10, 2014

Norway is leading by a huge response followed by Netherlands. Netherland Sochi 2014 Olympics medal count, USA takes 1 gold on day 2; standings Day 2 [VIDEO]

Sochi Olympics have begun and begun in style. Despite many people suggesting that the Russian government was ill prepared to hold the Winter Olympics 2014, President Putin has clearly showed that it was just a malicious propaganda that had no truth in it. Not just the impressive opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics 2014 went hassle-free, two days games have completed without even a single issue being reported by anyone. Some anti-gay protests have taken places but they had just a couple of people in them and the government actually dealt with them rather very effectively.

For the last several months we have been listening many western countries talking about the fear of terrorist attack in Sochi during the Olympic Games 2014, nonetheless that was more of a propaganda. So far it has been very safe and the sort of arrangements that Putin and his administration have made, the whole Olympic Games village looks very secure.

In the meantime Norway as expected is leading the medal tally with Netherlands following close behind. Ashley Wagner who won bronze in figure skating has won praise for her excellent performance. She has been an icon and this year yet again she proved that putting trust in her was actually a very wise decision to send her in the team despite some opposition from a few people. The decision was wise and the old performer has proved that the trust shown in her by the US sports authorities was true.

She is plain lucky to be in the Games as during the selection process she was unable to do well. Merely last month she had flopped at the US championships twice and many thought that as far as her Olympic dreams were concerned they were shattered forever. But her luck came to her rescue when she, after working hard and coming with a solid performance won a bronze medal for United States. Her performance without doubt was exceptional and people were enthralled at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014.

But now she is over the seventh havens given the way she came out with such a winning performance. After her superlative performance that won her a bronze medal at this year’s Olympic, she said, “To the people who doubted I belonged on this team, yes…But really it was more about proving to myself that I could get beyond that competition and that I wasn’t a nervous wreck and that I was that strong, hard-headed competitor that I know that I am and that my mother has been dealing with for 22 years, so that was good for me.” Her coach Rafael Arutyunyan who was also visibly overjoyed said, “I was feeling nervous,” she said, “and Raf took both of my hands and said, ‘Calm down.’ He made me look him in the eye and let me breathe it out and relax and said, ‘Get into your legs. Relax. Be here…And that’s what I needed to get into that moment and out of this ‘Oh, it’s the Olympics’ type of a mindset.”

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