Tag: after the olympics

What’s the Meaning of the Russian Olympic Games?

February 13, 2014

The problems at the Sochi Olympics are well known, and both the international community and the Russian opposition has been quick to point them out. But for many Russians, even those upset with Putin and Sochi’s corruption, the Olympics also represent a sad lost opportunity. What should be a great event and a sign of […]

Olympic Investors Trying to Avoid Default

December 24, 2013

The Sochi Winter Olympics have been plagued by corruption, which is helping to drive the price of the game up. An investigation led by Boris Nemtsov found that the Olympic price tag could top $50 billion, though there are likely many more hidden costs like security. In comparison, the total cost of the Winter Olympics […]