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Ovechkin tired of Sochi criticism, says those complaining to 'settle down'

Posted: 02/6/2014 2:03 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 02/6/2014 3:21 PM

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SOCHI, Russia - Alex Ovechkin wants Sochi's critics to knock it off.

The Russian Olympian and face of the Games told reporters at the Washington Capitals' morning skate Thursday that people were going out of their way to find faults with the host city.

"I've been in three Olympic games. And I remember Torino and Vancouver and nobody said about something bad in Vancouver or Torino," Ovechkin said in Arlington, Va. "And why you guys always have something, try to find some bad things in Sochi. ...

"You know, it's Olympics, guys. Come on. ... Enjoy it and don't like find like bad stuff out there. Everything, like, in Torino we lived where construction was and nobody say about that. Of course the world is changing and everybody, like, hopes different stuff, political stuff, but … just settle down."

Most of the problems documented in Sochi this week have had to do with hotels for visiting media members not being finished and problems like no hot water and light bulbs in rooms.

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