SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 03: A view of a Coca-Cola machine featuring Alex Ovechkin of Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Olympic Park on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


As people begin to arrive in Sochi this week for the Olympics, it looks like they’ll be greeted with the trademark grin of Alex Ovechkin. Look at how happy the Russian star is to be drinking his beverage! Pay no attention to the roving stray dogs and unfinished buildings! Look at my drink!

The coke machine above can be found at the Olympic Park, but I’m sure that happy, coke-drinking image will be seen in many other places. Like your airline menu, for instance.


This fan gets a picture with the Ovi coke poster. If you’re in Sochi and come across his grin plastered somewhere, let us know.

A man poses in front of a poster of a Russian hockey star Alexander Ovechkin in the seaside cluster prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOVALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images