The Colosseum, end of February 2018
This February all roads lead to Rome for the Winter Olympics. Ice hockey on the Tiber has drawn complaints of a Russian advantage, even a new cold war. In Nordic Combined some competitors mistake statues for snowmen. The Vatican claims a public relations coup by opening St Peter’s Square for curling and toboggan. Corridors are crowded for skeleton. Seven Hills have proven adequate for downhill, with random blizzard interruptions. Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumcino closed for 24 hours. Giorgio Armani balaclavas and Prada ugg boots are favoured this year. The talk is all Melbourne in 2022, a city with all the facilities.