Some Background On The Olympics From UC San Diego Sports Historian
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Robert Edelman, Professor of Russian History and Sport, UC San Diego
The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and the sting of controversy: it's all there at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games being played in Sochi, Russia.
More countries are participating in these Winter Olympic Games than ever before; there are new events and it has turned out to be the most expensive Olympics ever.
Among the controversies: the LGBT community's protest over Russia's hostile anti-gay laws, the threat of political violence erupting in Sochi and of course, Carlsbad's Shaun White coming home without a medal.
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