Olympic-sized Corruption: A Visual Guide (see link)

While we all wish politics would take a back seat to the athletes and their competition during the Olympic Games, this year’s events in Sochi, Russia make such a dream difficult (if not impossible).

Noted Russian netizen activist and anti-Putin voice Alexei Navalny produced a fantastic map of Sochi highlighting the actions of a corrupt oligarchy which led to significant cost overruns and instances of shoddy construction.

I hope representations such as this map help to highlight the social consequences of the Games, which are always internationally relevant but may take a more high-profile political role this year.

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