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Sochi 2014: When Sport Is Politics

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are set to begin. Despite Russia’s opposition to intervention in Syria, homophobic policies, and Islamic radicalization in its southern regions, the flame will be lit, flags will be waved, and Mr. Putin will deliver a speech. There will be talk of social controversy. There will be economic controversy. Perhaps, there will even be talk ...

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