One of the coolest things about writing about something (my city in this case) is that while digging for more details you can learn so many things that you didn’t know before!

For example, today I found out that Sochi resident, and member of Russian National Bobsleigh Team Alexei Voevoda was once a professional arm-wrestler and he is the uncontested arm wrestling world champion among professionals for the 2000-2004 period!

Voevoda commented on his personal commitment to Sochi’s bid:

“I live in Sochi and I believe that my native city would host a once-in-a-lifetime Games. The unique climate, well-developed infrastructure and state-of-the-art sports facilities will provide comfort and convenience for athletes and guests. The 2014 Olympics is to leave a priceless legacy not just for Sochi and the Krasnodar Region, but for the whole country, acting as a powerful catalyst of winter sports development. We won silver at the 2006 Torino Olympics and I’m sure that at the 2014 Games in Sochi we’ll be inspired to go for the gold.”


  1. 1
    george haddad
    August 23rd, 2008 at 7:12

    how can call yourself the world champion. wen youve never beaten me i am the reigning champ of jordan and south africa. if youve got the guts to take me on email me and let me know the time the place and the date..


  2. 2
    August 25th, 2008 at 22:14

    i’m sorry, George, I’m not sure Alexey reads this blog all that often :)

  3. 3
    September 19th, 2008 at 9:57

    Voevoda beat Brzenk, easily. If you knew who that is, you would know that you wouldn’t stand a chance.

  4. 4
    May 18th, 2009 at 2:52

    George i rip your arms if you mess with me.

  5. 5
    July 11th, 2009 at 6:47

    voevoda ?
    you are the real one or someone else ?, because i don’t think the real alexey voavoda write something like this, i watch him on tv and he is very calm, quiet, humble, i don’t imagine him write this kind of things… or maybe u know george before and u don’t like him

    george, i don’t know u, but i’m sorry, alexey is the best armwrestling ever !!
    he beats brzenk and bagent, he won the world championalship many times, and who are you ??
    i never heard something about you !
    however is a an athlete won two medals in olympics games, he is perfect !!

    i really hope to go to sochi one day and can meet alexey, i admire him so mutch and i really like him, he is my “chouchou” as we say in french !
    alexey, hope to see u soon !


  6. 6
    September 10th, 2009 at 7:38

    Im from Mexico, and the next year we are giong to have our first National Chapionship of armwrestling.
    Im interest in contact you to invite to travel to my country and give us a professional demostration. If you are interest please contact us.

  7. 7
    September 10th, 2009 at 7:49

    my e-mail is

  8. 8
    April 8th, 2010 at 10:33

    alright, to George…..

    Alexey was the undisputed super-heavyweight WORLD champion. U might be champion in South Africa………….. Alexey is WORLD CHAMPION.

    ( i doubt that u r even champion of south africa because champions simply don’t talk the way u do. )

    anyways, I hate to be the one to tell u this….

    but george, u don’t stand a chance against Alexey……….. he isn’t human.

  9. 9
    May 18th, 2010 at 1:48

    This is Finn Maka from salt lake city.I Train with John Brzenk every Monday and he made a comment about Alexey. Alexey voavoda is the most powerful person he had went up agents.

  10. 10
    July 11th, 2010 at 9:06

    shut up george

  11. 11
    August 31st, 2010 at 8:21

    Mr. Flint on Star Trek, sole owner of Planet Holberg 917-G, said to Captain James Tiberius Kirk–“The test of power—you had no chance!”

    George, Voevoda is Mr. Flint in this situation. You have NO chance!

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