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Apparently the weather in Sochi is a big enough problem that they had to ship in 24 tons of salt from Switzerland to ensure they could properly prepare some of the events.
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He got to see the opening ceremony, but I think he was on the phone 20 times a day while he was in Sochi. When we went through security checkpoints, he was cradling his phone to his ear.NBCUniversal head Stephen B. Burke • Discussing Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts, who brokered the deal to buy Time Warner Cable while he was in friggin’ Sochi. That’s rich.
As long as the Olympic Charter is respected, we are satisfied. This is the case.Jean-Claude Killy, IOC delegate and former gold medal skiier • In response to criticisms of Russia’s new anti-gay laws, during a press conference that followed a recent visit of the Sochi facilities by several IOC representatives. Despite widespread criticism of Russia’s new law, the International Olympic Committee says the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi will go forward as planned. source
Stephen Fry • In an open letter, published via his personal website on Wednesday, to British Prime Minister David Cameron and all other members of the International Olympic Committee, imploring the IOC to relocate the 2014 Winter Olympics in the wake of Russia’s vow to uphold the country’s new anti-gay laws when athletes from around the globe travel to Sochi next year. source
Let us realize that in fact, sport is cultural. It does not exist in a bubble outside society or politics. The idea that sport and politics don’t connect is worse than disingenuous, worse than stupid. It is wickedly, willfully wrong. Everyone knows politics interconnects with everything for “politics” is simply the Greek for ‘to do with the people’.
An absolute ban on the Russian Winter Olympics of 2014 on Sochi is simply essential. Stage them elsewhere in Utah, Lillyhammer, anywhere you like. At all costs Putin cannot be seen to have the approval of the civilised world.
He is making scapegoats of gay people, just as Hitler did Jews. He cannot be allowed to get away with it.