After Sochi, What?

Sochi Olympic Cauldron

Pondering the environmental impact and future of the costly Winter Olympics.

By John Fry

The organization of the recent Sochi Olympics was superb, and it’s no historical exaggeration to say that the staging of the competitions may have been the best of any Winter Games. When it comes to organizing mass events, there’s something to be said for autocracies, or $50-billion kleptocracies like Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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