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SBD Global/April 29, 2013/Olympics
Former Olympic Official Axed By Vladimir Putin Recovering After Claiming He Was Poisoned
Published April 29, 2013
CORRUPTION AFFECT: R-SPORT also reported Putin said Thursday that any concerns over corruption afflicting the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics "will not affect the running of the Games themselves." Billions of rubles have been poured into Russia's first Winter Games since the IOC awarded the country the hosting rights in '07. Putin, who lobbied hard to secure the Games, acknowledged that "there were fears that a significant portion of the federal funds allocated could disappear" (R-SPORT, 4/25).