Excerpted from an Olympics article by Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Near the back, I came upon Alex Ovechkin sitting alone on a wall over a pond. The Russians brought the Washington Capitals winger and reigning NHL MVP here to help promote the Sochi Games.
"You all by yourself?" I asked.
"No, I'm with friends," he said, although they were nowhere in sight.
I told him I was from the Pittsburgh paper and had interviewed him several times.
"Pittsburgh?" Ovechkin said, lighting up a bit. "Tell [Sidney] Crosby hello."
"What about [Evgeni] Malkin?" I asked.