February 7, 2013
Sochi Olympics: Double, Double Toil & Trouble
Eastern Approaches, Eastern Approaches
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”.
TAGGED: Human Rights, Olympics, Russia, Sochi