The Great Debate

Europe’s leaders should boycott Putin’s Olympic ceremony

By Ben Judah
July 19, 2013

In February 2014 the Russian elite will gather in the gleaming super stadiums of Sochi — governors and oligarchs, police chiefs and ‚Äúpolitical technologists‚ÄĚ — 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.