SOCHI SCENE: Mind the snow!

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 11, 2014 at 1:42 am •  Published: February 11, 2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — "Attention, Olympic snow!" Now that's an eye-catching sign.

Sochi Games organizers planted this one beside an absolutely immaculate patch of snow, groomed like a Japanese garden, next to the ski jump venue. Olympic snow, clearly a posh relation to the white stuff you and I are familiar with, cannot be walked on with dirty shoes, the sign instructs. And "if you need to do a job near or on the snow surface area - please, clean up thoroughly after yourself!"

The sign concludes with this gem:

"Please, remember, this is our Olympic Snow. It is a treasure for us all, please, take good care of it!"

Which, of course, made me just want to lie down on the pampered stuff, do a giant starfish and scribble "John Woz Here" on it with a big stick.

But being a good boy ... Click. Tweet. #Sochiproblems, this one's for you.

See the sign here:

— By John Leicester — Twitter


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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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