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51 minutes ago, A-Money1983 said:

Does the success of Russia 2018 negate the problems from Sochi 2014??

Brazil 2014 and the Rio Olympics had similar problems in organization.

I wouldn't even know Russia's World Cup and Winter Olympics were even held in the same country, given the contrast of the two.

A little bit maybe, but not really.  The legacy of Sochi 2014 will always include the resulting doping scandals.  So it will take more than a well run World Cup to erase that stain.

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A member of the feminist punk band and activist group Pussy Riot has been hospitalised and remains in a critical condition.

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https://www.joe.co.uk/news/pussy-riot-suspected-poisoning-199356

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