U.S. Flag Company Looking Forward to the 2014 Olympics

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Arkansas FlagandBanner.com recalls Vancouver Olympics and discusses Sochi Winter and the economic boost the Olympics brings every 4 years.

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My husband, Grady, worked with the Vancouver Olympic committee to buy the flagpoles. They were part of the freestyle skiing course, and throughout the snowboarding events.

The 22nd Winter Olympics are rolling back around and being held in Sochi, Russia. The opening ceremony is February 7, 2014. The games will last until February, 23rd and then the Paralympic Games will be held from March 7-16, 2014.

This will mark the first time Russia has ever hosted the Winter Olympics. The city of Sochi is roughly the same population as Omaha, Nebraska at around 430,000. The influx of fans and all of the roughly 6,000 athletes plus coaches, trainers and more than 13,000 members of the media from around the world will be a huge boon for the Sochi economy.

There will be 6 new sports added to the Sochi Winter Olympics viewers haven’t seen before, they are the Men’s and Women’s Ski Halfpipe, Women’s Ski Jumping, Biathlon Mixed Relay, Team Figure Skating and Luge Team Relay giving home viewers and fans at the games new sports to learn about and become fans of. Plus with the advent of social media, modern fans will have an easier time than ever to follow their favorite Olympian’s. The official Team USA website http://www.teamusa.org showcases athlete’s posts via Twitter, Facebook and so on.

In 2010, Little Rock, Ark., based FlagandBanner.com had the opportunity to work with the Olympic Committee in Vancouver, supplying 65 flag poles for use around several of the event’s locations.

Kerry McCoy, owner of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com said, “My husband, Grady, worked with the Vancouver Olympic committee to buy the flagpoles. They were part of the freestyle skiing course, and throughout the snowboarding events.”

The flagpoles Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com provided were custom made for the Olympics. The mounting brackets and other hardware were also custom made. McCoy continued, “It’s always fun to see your products on TV and it’s nice that we could make their short delivery time and custom specifications. There aren’t a lot of companies with our expertise.”

After working with the Olympic Committee, FlagandBanner.com knows all the hard work that goes into an event of this magnitude and the entire staff is looking forward to seeing this year’s Olympic vision play out.

While the 2014 Olympics are a bit further for American spectators to travel than Vancouver, fans can still support their Team USA at local events or watch parties. Suggestions for a Team USA Watch Party include Olympic flags, American flags or World flags, pennants plus patriotic party supplies and décor that can be found at FlagandBanner.com.

Arkansas Flag and Banner was established in 1975. Its headquarters are in Little Rock, AR with 25 employees.

For more information about the many products Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com provides, log on to FlagandBanner.com, become a fan of FlagandBanner.com on Facebook, or call one of their experts at 1-800-445-0653.

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