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TejasHorn
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The 2014 Sochi Olympics are on track to be the costliest ever -- with the Russian government shelling out an estimated $50 billion on the Winter Games and related infrastructure.

The plan was to spend $12 billion.





Next: Athens.

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are there nazi gangs in Russia?

ETA:
never-mind, that's Greece in the pic and they have Golden Dawn, which is close.
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HailHailtoMichigan!
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it's going to be a disaster


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SammyTiger
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To be fair, the russian economy isn't exactly the greek economy.


upgrayedd
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What's the over/under on Chechen terror attacks?


SammyTiger
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whats the over/under on total number of male figure skater being arrested for gay propaganda.


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SammyTiger


Not sure, but whoever NBC is using for "color" on their skating nowadays leaves no doubt. (Johnny Weir I think)
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SammyTiger
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Not sure, but whoever NBC is using for "color" on their skating nowadays leaves no doubt. (Johnny Weir I think)



To be fair the winter olympics qualify as gay propaganda if you ask me. Hockey and curling aside.


ironsides
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Hockey and curling aside.


What about Skiing, Snowboarding, and Biathalon?



TJG210
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Biathalon


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TJG210
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Biathalon


There's a joke here somewhere....


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Y.A. Tittle
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Has the whole concept of the Olympics jumped the proverbial shark?

I say, it has.


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absolutely


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SammyTiger
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What about Skiing, Snowboarding, and Biathalon?



frick snowboarding, skiings ok

I am pretty sure you can't do the biathlon in russia


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Poodlebrain
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Are you sure about curling? I've got suspicions after watching how some of those people use their brooms. The furious short strokes. Do I need to say more?


Jcorye1
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Has the whole concept of the Olympics jumped the proverbial shark?



To celebrate the accomplishments of incredibly athletic human beings, and show that sports can overcome political issues?

Yes.


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RogerTheShrubber
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Has the whole concept of the Olympics jumped the proverbial shark?

I say, it has.



No doubt. They were awesome in 1976. Not so much anymore.


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CITWTT
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How can anyone consider a degree of fairness when Putin has made his friends rich beyond all imagination in spending more money than all winter Olympics combined?


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DCRebel
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There's an economist somewhere (I know, not very descriptive) who has done some research on the public spending for the olympics, and he concludes that countries/cities don't make their money back on these huge projects.

He did point out some good developments that have come from Olympic games (downtown Atlanta, Athens' renovated subway system, etc.) but, largely, a shitload of money is poured into building these stadiums and shite that are never used. He used London and Beijing as his primary examples.


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SammyTiger
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Are you sure about curling? I've got suspicions after watching how some of those people use their brooms. The furious short strokes. Do I need to say more?


no way man curling is awesome. those dude just got off of work at whatever shitty jobs people have in the north, and drink beer and sling rocks. And now they are olympic athletes.

Also check out the swedish women's team
DAAAAAAYM


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