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Putin´s Olympic corruption
USA Today, by Ilan Berman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/21/2014 5:35:22 AM

As the high-speed downhill drama of the Winter Olympic Games wraps up in Sochi, one issue has faded from public view amid the spectacle: Russia´s corrosive culture of corruption. This is notable because before the Opening Ceremony, the Sochi Games had come under unflattering scrutiny. Myriad mishaps that have accompanied the Games — from bizarre toilets to brown water to malfunctioning door locks — went viral. Now those issues have disappeared. That is a shame because corruption has far more to say about Russia´s troubled future — and its increasingly belligerent stance toward the United States — than anything that happened in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Really?, 2/21/2014 7:25:03 AM     (No. 9740819)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rockymtnhigh, 2/21/2014 7:25:28 AM     (No. 9740820)

How is this any different than what´s happening in the US with all the "stimulus" money coming out of Washington into the pocket of political cronies?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/21/2014 7:26:41 AM     (No. 9740824)

The media have been too busy extolling the mythical virtues of communism to notice the consequences. Go ahead and welcome the FCC Obama representatives into your newsrooms. You will soon get the opportunity to actually be Russia.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms, 2/21/2014 7:29:12 AM     (No. 9740828)

Governmental corruption, drug smuggling, arms trafficing, troubled future.....sounds like the United States! Didn´t we just spend $600 million for a website that doesn´t work...one that should have cost $10 million or less and works? And how about the hundreds of millions of federal money given out by obama to political bundlers for clean energy projects. Putin can be proud of the facilities he constructed for the olympics and the way the games have been conducted.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 2/21/2014 7:46:23 AM     (No. 9740847)

How was Sochi ever chosen in the first place? Supposedly, the selection process is long, arduous and expensive. After reading a brief description of this process, and after reading about the conditions in Sochi, I´ve concluded that International Olympic Commission is totally corrupt.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/21/2014 8:49:44 AM     (No. 9740937)

Communism still doesn´t work, never did work, and the Soviet based Olympics tied in with KGB Putin´s Communist killing spree right next door, murdering citizens of Ukrene, while our would be dictator Obama
Attempts to turn America into a medical commune, Soviet style, and Steve Pelley looks the other way, blinded, with all of our communist driven Washington leaders.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/21/2014 9:21:03 AM     (No. 9740999)

This is no surprise. Every godless society drowns in greed and corruption. When you have no moral compass and leave it to man to make up the rules, this is what you get. We see it right here in the United States. Corruption is running rampant.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sliver of Truth, 2/21/2014 9:33:30 AM     (No. 9741027)

That wolf in the Sochi hotel? Revealed today that it was another Jimmy Kimmel hoax. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/02/20/jimmy_kimmel_kate_hansen_pranks_world_with_sochi_wolf_video.html

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/21/2014 9:43:15 AM     (No. 9741041)

That Womens Figure Skating Gold was stolen from the reigning Gold Medalist from South Korea. She skated a beautiful and flawless short and one of the best long programs ever, and then the teen skater from the USSR came out with a packed judging panel and outscored everyone with a purely athletic almost industrial strength program with no artistic elements whatsoever.I´m not a big fan of figure skating, but even I could see that Miss Kim was a victim of Putin regime corruption.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: el zopilote, 2/21/2014 11:02:07 AM     (No. 9741150)

Before anyone takes Russia to task for
corruption, they should take a Sunday
drive around Detroit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: californiadude, 2/21/2014 11:27:43 AM     (No. 9741194)

Lots of human waste is hitting the fan in Russia and America. Better put a helmet on, things appear to becoming messier. Until we get this clown out of office this corruption and passivity will continue.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 2/21/2014 12:59:28 PM     (No. 9741347)

This is totally false. Russia is a great country and Putin is a benevolent leader. Matt Lauer and Bob Costas told me so.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MorningStar, 2/21/2014 2:29:45 PM     (No. 9741449)

I would´ve loved a different outcome in the Women´s Skating, but as Scott Hammel and Sandra Beszic showed us, the Russian girl who did win gold skated the most difficult program of anyone, including ALL 3 of our US
women. Granted she didn´t have the artful grace of the defending gold medalist, Yuna Kim and the others, but as Hammil stated, it´s all about the accumulation of points for each element skated. That´s why she beat out all the others, and not due to judge fixing. We need to be more objective.

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