Saturday, February 15, 2014

The secret Starbucks at Sochi

Starbucks isn't an Olympic sponsor and is therefore forbidden to have an official presence here. 
But after Mr. Glinton, a journalist for NPR, trailed the mystery cup for several hundred feet, its owner told him that he was out of luck. It came from the "office," she said—the Olympic broadcasting center where NBC has its own secret Starbucks. 
The media giant, which paid $775 million for exclusive U.S. broadcasting rights for the Games, has erected the Sochi Starbucks in its cordoned-off area of the Olympic media center.