IOC president Thomas Bach (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin at 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi. Photo: Kyodo

Russia’s Olympic ban in name only – Vladimir Putin knows a sweet deal when he sees one

Russian president denounces ban from 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games as ‘politically motivated’ but it’s easy to imagine glasses being clinked at the Kremlin

Topic |   Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

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IOC president Thomas Bach (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin at 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi. Photo: Kyodo
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