Sochi 2014: IOC jeopardized safety of athletes and fans in awarding Games to Putin's Russia

01/23/2014 08:41 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014
  • The Washington Post
AP/Presidential Press Service

The Olympics aren’t supposed to kill people. They’re supposed to exalt them. But it’s too late to take the dangerous, despoiling Winter Games away from the thugocracy that is Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime, so the only option is to count on the man’s bulging biceps and hope it’s an adequate “ring of steel” that can keep people safe in Sochi. It’s a cold hard fact that these Olympics have become an agent of death.

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