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(Al Jazeera)   $30 billion in Olympics funding alleged to have been stolen by Russian oligarchs. In other news, pet stores report that they have completely sold out of tiny giraffes   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Russians, pet store, President Vladimir Putin, Winter Olympics, Winter Games, Boris Nemtsov  
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2013-05-31 12:37:13 AM  
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LemSkroob: What did they think was going to happen? Its Russia. Only thing dumber is giving the games to Rio, where there are parts of the city even the Police wont go into.

Go into? No.

Fly over in a helicopter and unleash a thunderstorm of lead? Yes.
2013-05-31 12:22:26 AM  
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There's literally no way the IOC didn't see this coming.
2013-05-31 12:07:55 AM  
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Corruption? Scandal? That's just how they do the Olympics, isn't it? Right Salt Lake City? Right?
2013-05-31 12:07:35 AM  
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And just remember, these Olympics are right next door to Chechnya, Dagistan, and other lovely places which have much love for Russia and the western world.  Remember Russia is arming the Syrian government whom are using the weapons to kill many of these fighters from these areas around where the Olympics will be held.  I can see nothing in these facts that would concern me in the least about the safety and security of the coming Sochi games.  Besides, no one has every thought of doing anything during the Olympics.
2013-05-31 12:01:03 AM  
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almandot: 50 billion dollars to run the olympics. jesus christ.

The  Winter Olympics. When London 2012 supposedly cost $14 billion and they turned a small profit while Beijing 2008 supposedly cost $40 billion.

Translation: Even minus the $30 billion in corrupt money, Sochi will be very expensive and I think the IOC will be quite pissed off when it's all said and done.
2013-05-30 11:43:41 PM  
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Both the IOC and FIFA need to get off this "large sporing events as international aid" pedestal they've put themselves on. They deserve everything they get with the Sochi Olympics and the Qatar World Cup which I still can't believe hasn't been taken back.
2013-05-30 11:20:23 PM  
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PapaChester: Who would have thought that Russia was a corrupt state?

Next thing you know we'll discover China was violently cracking down on "dissidents"  leading up the Beijing games.
2013-05-30 10:53:14 PM  
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What did they think was going to happen? Its Russia. Only thing dumber is giving the games to Rio, where there are parts of the city even the Police wont go into.
2013-05-30 10:50:56 PM  
1 vote:
Could the Olympics be a bigger joke?
2013-05-30 09:15:07 PM  
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We really, really need a "No shiat, Sherlock" tag.
2013-05-30 09:07:28 PM  
1 vote:
"Those bastards stole back our bribe money!"
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