Russian fans have no idea what's going on at curling but yelling just the same
Just as it was in Vancouver, it appears the curling rink is
the place to be in Sochi. According to this column by Cathal Kelly in the Toronto Star, the fans here are the loudest and possibly most ill-informed
about what they are watching, than at any other venue.
Of course in Vancouver, the fans knew the game but were only slightly less
informed about the usual decorum of a curling event. They cheered misses – at least
at the start of the week – and in one of the most memorable parts of the
Olympics, started an impromptu singing of ‘Oh Canada’ that stopped the action
on the ice as every last fan in the building stood up to join in.
In Russia, the fans – almost all Russians and apparently a
good number of them seat-filling volunteers – are screaming loud and at possibly the wrong times. But they seem to be having fun.
Only a Debbie McCormick yell stopped them for a moment.