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Get In On Frontier Airlines' Flight Discounts for Olympic Gold Medals

February 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM | by | ()

By now you've endured the theatrical Opening Ceremonies and moved on to watching the downhill skiing and figure skating events of the Sochi Winter Games, but Frontier has given us even more reason to cheer on our own athletes: cheap airplane tickets!

For each gold medal Team USA takes home, Frontier will translate that to a 1% savings in airfare for a ride on one of the 'fuzzy woodland-creatured' planes the LCC flies. With a total of 90 medals for which our team is contending, the odds are good that USA's athletes will benefit budget-conscious travelers much more than 1% off in the coming events.

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How the Moscow Subway is Getting Fit for the 2014 Winter Olympics

November 14, 2013 at 8:44 AM | by | ()

Moscow is getting in shape for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, literally. Some subway stations in the Russian capital are accepting payment in the form of 30 squats.

If you're wondering how it works, try flashing back to those Nintendo Power Pads from the '80s. In front of the ticket booth, there's a blue pad on which you do the squats, while a screen keeps count of the number. At the end of squat 30, a subway ticket pops out of the doohickey. The brilliant initiative is designed as a way to get the population in better shape while also hyping the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics?

Well played, Moscow.

[Photo: AlexeyAndreyev]

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Travel Trepidation: What LGBT Travelers Should Know Before Heading to Russia

July 16, 2013 at 9:42 AM | by | ()

With plenty of victories on the same-sex marriage front on our own shores and now the UK getting one step closer to full recognition, it's easy to get caught up in the jubilation that is progress. One country that standing in the way of such celebrations, however, would be Russia. Recently President Putin signed new laws onto the books prohibiting the spread of any type of "gay propaganda."

What can this mean for foreign LGBT nationals traveling to the country to get some snaps of the Saint Basil's Cathedral or even heading to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi? In short, we would recommend to watching your back and being more vigilant than what western Europe travel would require. Since bad things can happen to good people regardless of sexual orientation, here are a few tips to ensure your safety if traveling abroad:

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Last Chance to Register as a Volunteer for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia

February 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM | by | ()

Time is running out for those hoping to volunteer at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. On March 1, 2013 volunteer registration for 2014 Winter Olympics will close for good.

An estimated 25,000 volunteers will be needed to work nearly 50,000 shifts in more than 20 areas, from meeting delegations at the airport to helping with the Closing Ceremony. There will also be 3,000 volunteers specifically trained to welcome visitors and help them find their way between venues. In total, volunteers will account for more than 30% of the total Sochi staff.

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Aeroflot Joins in the Special Olympic Plane Fun, But for the Wrong Olympics

July 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

Last week, we showed you the unique paint jobs some airlines have slapped on their planes, specifically for these Summer 2012 Olympics. Well, that's not all of 'em as Russian airline Aeroflot has decided to get into the spirit too; they're just two years early.

You may know that the 2014 Winter Olympics will be centered in the Russian town of Sochi, so it makes sense for the airline to repaint some planes to gain some excitement for the Games while the spirit is high.

The Airbus A320 features the logo for the Sochi games as well as the three mascots, smiling to welcome passengers.

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