JKSockey Hires European Correspondent
JKSockey Hires Ygor Feofanov
In an effort to gather further information on the Ilya Kovalchuk contract situation as well as to increase coverage of international hockey for the upcoming Olympiad, JKSockey has secured the services of Ygor Feofanov.
Ygor Feofanov had covered Soviet bloc hockey on radio and in print for Pravda since the 1950’s. Feofanov wrote about Olympic hockey and specifically the powerful Red Army team that dominated international play from 1954 to the 1980’s. He was prasied by Leonid Brezhnev for his coverage of the Soviet victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.
After the fall of Communism in 1991, Feofanov was disgraced when it was discovered that some of his biggest stories, such as “NHL Stars Attempt Mass Defection To CCCP”, were complete fabrications. Russians from St. Petersburg to Siberia mocked his earlier works, so Feofanov focused on writing comedy. In 1993 he was allowed to publish and produce his one-man play, “Solidarność Night Live”; his comedic look at the rise of Polish polititian Lech Wałęsa.
The play bombed and Feofanov found solace in Vodka. He remained drunk and unemployed for the next 15 years and now JKSockey is working to help him revive his career.
Ygor is currently working as a freelance reporter and comedy writer. He will sober up and call in from time to time with news and comments from different locations in and around Eastern Europe. We at JKSockey.com home to hear from him soon…