5:26pm

Sat February 15, 2014
2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside

Trading Pins & Aspen in Sochi

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.

Credit Ruthie Brown

Trading pins is big business in Russia. Pretty sure mafia controlled. They love Al. We can't get more than 2 minutes through Olympic Park without being stopped for a trade or to get their picture taken with him… or both. Give him a few more weeks in Russia and he's sure he'll be fluent.

Credit Ruthie Brown

Got to meet up with Jeremy (Abbott) and family at the USA proctor & gamble house. He is happy to be retiring after the world championships.