What, you were expecting a diary about how horrible the US is? Sorry to disappoint you.
This is modern Russia for you. I have to give the Russians credit; they have managed to make China look like a paragon of freedom during the 2008 games (which China no more deserved than Russia did).
Numerous reports have come out since before the Olympics about Russia's unprecedented security measures and suppression of opposition figures. Let's review some of what has happened recently at the Sochi Olympics (this is merely three examples - to cover everything would take more time than there are hours in the day). Follow me below the orange trail of blood.
In no particular order,
1) Pussy Riot, the anti-Putin protest collective, was brutally attacked for protesting by Cossack security forces (the best word that I can use to describe them is paramilitary or militia). BBC has a video but please be mindful, as it is even more violent than I would have expected and could be triggering. I'm not sure how the video made it safely to the internet, but Cossack security forces are widely considered to be petty thugs; perhaps they didn't even realize that they were being filmed
2) Vladimir Luxuria, a transgender activist and former member of the Italian parliament, was arrested for holding up a sign that said "Gay is OK," despite having a ticket for an event and despite her status as a comparative VIP (the name is not an accident; her family comes from a long line of Italian communists, and she represented Italy's Communist Party in the parliament, I believe; news reports indicate that she self-identifies with feminine pronouns). Apparently, after security forces realized just who they had arrested, they released her after several hours; no record of the arrest have been found just yet, perhaps in a clumsy attempt to avoid diplomatic backlash with Italy and the EU.
3) David Khakim was sentenced to 30 hours of labor for holding a one-person protest (the only kind "allowed" in Russia without a permit) in the designated protest area. I haven't been able to find much English-language information about this one yet; apparently, compared to the other, more serious, violations, which one is comparatively mundane.
Think about what has happened at the Winter Olympics so far the next time you cite Russia Today, an English-language mouthpiece for the Putin government. The US undoubtedly has a ways to go when it comes to living up to our Bill of Rights, but I have to wonder how Edward Snowden sleeps at night, knowing that he's allowed himself to be a propaganda tool for a country where these things kinds of things are de rigeur.
If you're watching the Olympics, consider stopping; the Russian government does not remotely deserve for these games to be successful.