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Heads Begin to Roll for Sochi Problems

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The vice president of Russia’s Olympic Committee was fired Thursday after a public roasting and ritual humiliation by Vladimir Putin, who was in a pique because the Olympic ski jump was behind schedule.

With one year to go before the Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 7, 2014, the Russian president spent Wednesday inspecting venues for the Sochi Games and showing off Russia’s progress to Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, and Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the coordination commission.

Putin has made a successful Winter Games a point of personal honor, and he was not pleased that there were no signs of spectator stands at the ski jump at RusSki Gorki. There also was Read Full Article »

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