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Russian Sports Minister Casts Doubt On Sochi Hosting 2017 Figure Skating Championships

04 / 24 / 14

Russia’s bid to host the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Sochi "was cast into doubt" Wednesday after Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko "signaled his disapproval," according to R-SPORT. Russian Figure Skating Federation President Alexander Gorshkov said Tuesday that "he had submitted a bi...

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