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March 2, 2010
Russians embarrassed by poor Olympics performance

After the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Russians are asking themselves why they performed so poorly. Russia, which dominated the Winter Olympics throughout the seventies and eighties as the Soviet Union, finished sixth on this year’s medal table.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for the officials responsible for preparing the Russian Olympic team to resign.

Neave Barker of Al Jazeera English reports from Moscow on anger at Russia’s Olympics performance.

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#2

Russia will be a force to be reckoned, if any of its team survives the “purge” to reach the 2014 Winter Games.

#1

These things are cyclical-why worry about it.I’m sure Russia will be back like the wrath of God in Sotchi……….watch out.

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