Photo credit: Sport-Express

The Washington Capitals landed the most coveted player on the free agent market on Thursday, but captain Alex Ovechkin has been eerily silent on the matter. No one’s asked him about the signing, and we’ve gotten no hahaha welcome grabo!!)))) tweets.

That’s because Ovi, an ambassador for the 2014 Winter Olympics, is a busy dude right now. He’s back in Mother Russia with the national team touring the newly built Olympic facilities in Sochi, and he’s been documenting it on his Twitter machine (never breaks).

At 3:30pm Russian time, the team arrived in town. They checked in at the Radisson Blu Resort, then had meetings with Russian Sports apparatchiks and NHLPA reps. Later, they went to the ski resort Rosa Khutor (the location of the alpine competitions for the 2014 Olympics) and toured the facilities. That included a ride up the mountain on a lift.



Ovi’s caption translated: Sochi… going to see the Olympic venues.


Ovi’s caption translated: Near the restaurant.


Ovi’s caption translated: Our time to go up.


Here’s the view from the bottom via a photo by Team Russia PR guy Mikhail Zakharov


Ovi talks to an official. (Photo credit: fhr.ru)


Ovi and Varly! (Photo credit: Sport-Express)


Warning: watching this may give you vertigo.

Translation by Fedor Fedin. Additional reporting by Igor Kleyner.

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  • Hale

    I don’t think that’s Ovi pointed to by the arrow. He has on black sweatpants or shorts in all of the other pictures with the Russia shirt, as well as the white hat. He’s also wearing a watch in all of the other pictures, and that guy is not.

  • Thanks, Hale. You are a super sleuth. I updated the headline photo since I’m not 100% sure it’s him either.

  • Hale

    Well, I thought it was/could be at first until the clothes caught my attention after seeing another picture of Ovi in the Russia shirt & those awful baggy black sweats. He was with Varly walking down a hall, s/t to @vtcapsfan99

  • Hale

    Ah, I’m on a small tablet & missed the updated pictures. I see you have that one.

  • Glenn Havinoviski

    What, no “Where’s the snow??!!!Hahaha))))” captions?

  • GraboDaboDoo

    Nice jacket. Ovi looks good in size Shemedium.