February 7, 2013

Sochi Olympics: Double, Double Toil & Trouble

Eastern Approaches, Eastern Approaches

AP Photo

HOSTING the Olympic games has long come with the extra attention–some welcome, some not–that the world’s largest sporting event naturally brings. In July 2007, when Russia won the right to host the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, President Vladimir Putin and other officials celebrated the decision as a victory for Russia and, as Mr Putin said, “a judgment of our country”.

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