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March 7, 2014

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Wrap Up

The Sochi Winter Olympics ended on February 23 and somehow the world is still standing. Over 2,800 athletes from 88 countries participated, but home country Russia won the most medals. The United States or Canada were expected to dominate. This was just one of many surprises during the Sochi Olympics.

Bye-Bye Bode

United States skier Bode Miller, 38, was expected to sweep in his events but managed somehow to land only one bronze medal. This was his last Olympics.

Bye-Bye Norway

The Norwegian cross country skiing team has dominated the sport since 1994. They were expected to not only win gold but sweep in many events. Norway failed to medal in most events.

Bye-Bye Evgeni

Moments before he was to present his short program, gold-medal winning Evgeni Plushenko, 31, withdrew because he suddenly couldn’t feel his legs. Despite disappointing the home crowd, the scintillating athlete probably saved his much operated on spine from permanent damage by retiring from skating that night.

Life is Like the Winter Olympics

Nothing is a sure thing in the Olympics and in life. If you live in the greater Mesa, Arizona area and have questions about how insurance can protect you from the unexpected things in life, please contact the Brewer-Lloyd Insurance Group today.