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5:52 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Olympic Blunders? Sochi Games Get A Bad Rap

The sun rises above the Caucasus Mountains beyond a set of Olympic Rings Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Rosa Khutor, Russia. The area will host the alpine events.
The sun rises above the Caucasus Mountains beyond a set of Olympic Rings Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Rosa Khutor, Russia. The area will host the alpine events.
Credit (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

In the long lead-up to the start of the Sochi Games, the focus has been all about the bad, from threats of terror to toilets that don’t flush, but the Russians are pushing back.  

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  • Paul Varadian participated in bobsled and skeleton competitions in the 1980’s. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, he was asked to serve as Armenia’s Olympic liaison and has traveled to Sochi many times.