levik (levik) wrote,
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Russia out of Georgia, Olympics out of Sochi

I was wondering when somebody would bring up the idea of punishing Russia for the war in Georgia by moving the Winter Olympics 2014 from Sochi, and apparently this is being proposed by some US congressmen. The plan seems somewhat fitting, given that the incursion coincided with the opening of the Beijing games, and that the removal from Sochi would more likely undermine the prestige and power of the Kremlin than cause any meaningful economic hardships to the people of Russia. But the IOC will probably not go along with this - I don't think there has been any precedents.

It'd be interesting to see how this plays out.
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