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Bill Hancock’s Olympic journal makes note of Russian Santa Claus, dogs and short skirts

Bill Hancock, Charles Steger AP

The Olympics tend to draw sports minds from across the globe every two years. That includes College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock. Hancock is in Sochi, Russia as a volunteer and he is sharing his journey with many through his journal entires. These daily updates are sent by email to friends, family, and some members of the media. The Oklahoman has been sharing some of his tales from the Olympics.

Hancock’s latest update from Friday detailed some of Hancock’s observations from some hockey and curling events. Hancock noticed the cheerleaders.

“Cheerleaders at hockey,” Hancock said. “One kind with short skirts. One kind with very, very short shirts.”

Hancock’s walk from one venue to another included walking past some of the stray dogs that have been a popular topic of conversation. Hancock joked they were barking in Russian as they walked by. In the Olympic village Hancock noticed Grandfather Frost, the Russian version of Santa Claus, leading a parade of children around a Christmas tree. He later learned Grandfather Frost traditionally brings Christmas presents later.

“Grandfather Frost delivers his presents in person New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day,” Hancock explained. “This year, he will bring a College Football Playoff to all good little boys and girls.”

Could we one day see a College Football Playoff game played overseas?

You can read Hancock’s full journal entry via The Oklahoman.

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1 Response to “Bill Hancock’s Olympic journal makes note of Russian Santa Claus, dogs and short skirts”
  1. dryzzt23 says: Feb 16, 2014 10:01 AM

    How can this Olympian say “Santa Claus” and get away with it? Santa is affiliated with CHRISTMAS and we all know that liberals have outlawed Christmas and made it politically incorrect.
    Olympics = overrated.

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