The Great Debate

Europe’s leaders should boycott Putin’s Olympic ceremony

July 19, 2013

In February 2014 the Russian elite will gather in the gleaming super stadiums of Sochi — governors and oligarchs, police chiefs and “political technologists” — to thunderously applaud as Vladimir Putin opens his Winter Olympics.

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What can London 2012 learn from Vancouver? Seb Coe answers your questions

February 25, 2010

OLYMPICS/The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were hit at the very start by the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili and for a while the Games struggled to recover, as organisers were faced with problem after problem, from the unseasonably warm weather to transport snarl-ups to scoring problems.