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Cold War Olympics


Fergus Hanson


2 March 2010 10:40

Steven Colbert called it early. The Cold War is back — at least at the Winter Olympics in Canada. Now the New York Times is reporting:

President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia, angered over his country’s disappointing performance at the Winter Games, began calling for athletic officials’ heads.

“Those who are responsible for training for the Olympics must take responsibility,” Mr. Medaled, who canceled his scheduled trip to the closing ceremonies, said in Moscow on Monday. “They must have the courage to submit their resignation,” he said. “And if they do not have this resolve, we will help them.”