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Week One of Competition at Sochi

Over on the powerful and influential American Thinker blog, LR publisher and founder Kim Zigfeld reviews the first week of Olympic competition at Sochi, Russia, and finds that for every step forward, and there were several big, impressive ones, Russia took five steps back.

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3 responses to “Week One of Competition at Sochi

  1. Beetlejuice ⋅

    Kim, that doesn’t compare to the 5000 steps back you took after years of trying to convince world public through your powerful and influential blog to not have the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Final score: Russia, 100; Zigfeld, zip.

    • larussophobe ⋅

      Well, if you think it was worthwhile for Russia to spend $50 billion to repeatedly humiliate itself before the eyes of the world when it’s population doesn’t rank in the top 100 of the world for life expectancy, you must really hate Russians a lot. What did they ever do to cause you to hate them that much?

      Russia is now straddled with a massive Sochi debt and a white elephant that nobody will ever use. There was no flow of international tourists to Moscow as expected, the Sochi games were nothing more than a Potemkin propaganda exercise by a corrupt and failing neo-Soviet dictatorship.

      Not a single world record was set on the Sochi snow because it was of such poor quality, so bad in fact that that there were an unprecedented number of injuries. Russia did well in gold medal count only because it imported foreigners to play for it, and the events surrounding the opening ceremonies made Russia an international laughing stock. It didn’t even challenge for a medal in hockey and its ladies figure skating gold was marred by controversy; on the men’s side there was an even bigger scandal.

      If you think Russia can boast about Sochi simply because nobody got killed, you’ve got a screw loose.

      • Beetlejuice ⋅

        Did you even watch the Winter Olympics, Kim? No, of course you didn’t. You were too busy with your own-person Sochi boycott. Right, the Olympics should only be reserved for first world countries. Poor little Britain and China being scorned by little Kim Zigfeld nor hosting the Olympics while not being number 1 in life expectancy. In fact, let’s nominate Cuba over the USA for a future Olympics game host since we’re choose hosts by life expectancy! You’re hilarious, little Kim.

        “you must really hate Russians a lot. What did they ever do to cause you to hate them that much?”

        Hmm, last I checked you were the one proudly proclaiming yourself a Russophobe, not me. And you’re the head of this blog, not me 🙂

        “Russia is now straddled with a massive Sochi debt and a white elephant that nobody will ever use. There was no flow of international tourists to Moscow as expected, the Sochi games were nothing more than a Potemkin propaganda exercise by a corrupt and failing neo-Soviet dictatorship”

        That happens in EVERY country that hosts the Olympics. It’s the dark side of the competition. Britain doubled its taxes and cut its funding for social programs to pay for the 2012 Summer Olympics. For the World Cup this year, Brazil tripled their taxes and public transportation costs to pay for hosting the event. It was successful in everyway you said it would not be. And we see once again Russia trampling over little Kim Zigfeld.

        Yeah, right. The snow was confetti so half the competitors obtained life threatening injuries and had to be airlifted by red cross protected by a stonewall of UN peacekeepers. And little Kim was sitting back happily saying “I told you so”. Russia can boast about the Winter Olympics being successful, while you can only lament over your failure to stop them from happening because your so powerful and influential over international policy towards Russia! You’ve got too many screws loose. I suggest tightening them before your head falls off. On the other hand you have no use for it, so it doesn’t matter.

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