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Sometimes garbled Russian is the perfect way to relate a bizarre story from the Worlds

When one attempts to roughly translate foreign-language articles, a combination of experience, some familiarity with the language you’re translating, the usage of multiple online translators and of course a dictionary, as well as the assumption that you’re never going to completely “get it right” because idiomatic expressions, colloquialisms and dialects will literally going to get “lost in translation.”

This morning, however, the Russian national team has launched into something of a tirade, accusing Sweden of treating their athletes remarkably poorly, especially in the nutritional department, and as allegations of being served frozen fish, being forced to eat spicy, salty food in a dining room with other teams present and no maid service at their hotel seem like they’re taken right out of the Cold War (although it should be noted that Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship teams take chefs with them so that there are no complaints about the food that fuels their athletes), well…

Google translate gets the job done and then some. From Sportbox.ru’s Denis Gusev...

Team Russia does not like Swedish food

Power the Russian team at the Stockholm arena “Globen”, where she was staying during the group stage World Cup, does not meet the requirements of hockey players. First of all, the team is not satisfied with the quality of cooking. In addition, the meal is served with a twenty-minute delay, which violates the schedule of sports nutrition. Also, the administration had to negotiate further with the chefs menu, although it has expelled three months before the tournament starts.

Despite all the difficulties, the team is not going to change the place of supply. The team hopes that in the coming days, the hotel kitchen staff will adapt to its requirements. While some players will find a personal way out. For example, an attacker Evgeni Malkin prefers to eat foods that are not caused complaints from the team.

Sovetsky Sport’s Dmitry Ponomarenko...

Russian team were fed frozen fish!

Shocking news about the living conditions the Russian team at the World Championships.

“Soviet Sport” has reported that our players have hard times in Stockholm. Directly in front of the hotel is building a new football stadium. The rooms are very close. Yesterday, suddenly discovered that our team is also a problem with food.

As the “Soviet Sport”, representatives of the national team for another three months before the tournament sent their wishes on the menu. However, they were ignored. The choice of food from small players. Moreover, the food is added too much spice - the food is too spicy and salty, that really is not good for athletes. Once there was a general egregious case - filed with the ice fish! Later it turned out elementary forget to warm up.

Another issue - cover the tables at the hotel late on a regular basis for 20 minutes. In the national Bilyaletdinov, with its painted by the minute tight schedule, such failure - this is nonsense.

And finally, there is no cleaning in the rooms. Players will have to apply yourself to the staff and then for an hour waiting maids.

And, via Sport-Express, AllSport.ru  reports that the Russian Hockey Federation has thankfully addressed the issue, so they won’t take complaints with them to the Swedish embassy:

Valery Fesyuk: the players were complaints on food, we have solved the problem

May 9 representatives of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation will visit the Russian embassy in Sweden, where he held a solemn ceremony to mark the Victory Day. The participation of players in this event in question, according to the special correspondent of the Agency of sport information “All Sport” CEO Valery Fesyuk FHR.

“It is not known who the team will go with us to the embassy, ​​- said Valeriy Fesyuk. - The fact that it starts at 13 o’clock and at 13.30 at the team training. It is possible that one of the guys would come later, and maybe the team will bring to the memorial stone, where the ceremony will take place and where to arrive 50 war veterans. However, this issue should be discussed with the coaches. In the end, despite the weekend, teams from your schedule. Do the coaches will leave for the match against Germany with the St. George ribbons? We will offer them, but the decision for them. “

“From now on the Russian team at the fed separately from all teams - Fesyuk said. - From the guys were complaints about the quality of food. There was something salty, something undercooked. We solved this problem. Now the team is fed separately from all others on the second floor of the hotel. And the other three teams remained the same dining room. Together, we meet only at breakfast. As the train [Alexander] Radulov, the received information, if he needs surgery on his knee. But there is no accurate information. “

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rrasco's avatar

If you read it like Datsyuk would, it makes more sense.

Posted by rrasco from TEXAS on 05/08/12 at 09:16 PM ET

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