Are the Sochi Olympics so terribly corrupt, so terribly organized, so terribly developed that it is an insult to all other Winter Olympics before it?
Corrupt? Haven't heard that? Seems the games are going off fairly well too right? Some of the hotels seem to be tragic, but that's about it. Am I missing something?
The most expensive Winter Olympics, costing 50+ billion dollars meanwhile Salt Lake City was 2 billion. Large scale embezzlement and fraud. Many things not built properly. Look at the corruption watchdog groups.
Well...in Sochi's defense, there WAS a winter sports town in SLC prior to the Olympics. My understanding is Sochi was pretty much built from scratch for thE Olympics - no WAY you could build SLC for $50B! Definitely seems to be rough though!
Lmao I can't see how you can be defending this. Have you seen te state if the Olympics. How can you justify the billions of dollars unaccounted for?
frankly putin could care less. as long as russia and russians find the games well and putin ok, he has rossiya in his grasp. as long as their isn't a terrorist attack and russia gets some medals, especially a hockey gold, several billion dollars
won't cross putins mind
Only because those billions are in his and his crony friends pockets
even if they weren't he really wouldn't care. As long as he comes out looking like a demi god and russia appears to russians as a world power again, he could care less what happens. a terrorist attack? yes it is an issue. corruption? not really
Fine, but still the Sochi Olympics are a disgrace. Idc what Putin thinks or says about them, if he thinks there great than great if he doesn't than who cares
thats true. I'm just saying it isn't likely to matter.
Your saying it doesn't matter for Putin and his Russian followers but it matters for everyone else
maybe, but do you really expect the ioc to do anything? and frankly, what are words going to do? without action to back them up, only make putin look better to russians
Honestly I dot understand all the hate this poll generated
Who gives a shit? It's not our country and it's not your money. Frankly Putin is ten times the leader Obama could ever be.
Yeah! Putin is ten times the leader Obama is:
Capital seeping out of Russia by the billions per month
Widespread and rampant corruption at all levels of government
Suppression of voting and voter fraud
Suppression of homosexual and widespread discr
Ination. But your right, it's not in the USA and the USA currently does not have it's athletes housed at their terrible facilities. Obama is ten times worse than that!