July 20, 2014

Best Way to Punish Putin? No World Cup

Tunku Varadarajan, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press
In the wake of the MH17 disaster, the world needs to make Vladimir Putin’s pride -- not the Russian people -- pay. And a good first step would be to stop pretending sport is politically neutral.
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