Tag Archive | Sochi Olympics

XL-Games: Harper’s Pipe-Dream?

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to apply pressure on the USA to approve the Keystone Pipeline.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to apply pressure on the USA to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will carry Canadian oil-sands crude to US markets.

Sochi Security Breach?

Russia's plans to display 2 captured Orcas at the Sochi Olympics have provoked international outrage

Russia’s plans to display 2 captured Orcas at the Sochi Olympics have provoked international outrage

The Cats Come back!

Putin frees the disadent Punk Rockers "Pussy Riot" in what has been described as a pre-Olympic PR stunt

Putin frees the dissident Punk Rockers “Pussy Riot” in what has been described as a pre-Olympic PR stunt

“You won’t be home for Christmas”

Russian President [Grinch] Putin,  tells the 95,000 workers preparing for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games that they will have no Christmas holiday as they will be expected to work straight through to the March 18th Paralympics Opening

Russian President [Grinch] Putin, tells the 95,000 workers preparing for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games that they will have no Christmas holiday as they will be expected to work straight through to the March 18th Paralympics Opening

“Putin on the fritz”

Russian President Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic Flame in Red Square, but the Olympic torch went out en route to the Kremlin.  [It was re-lit with a cigarette lighter]

Russian President Putin ceremoniously lit the Olympic Flame in Red Square, but the Olympic torch went out en route to the Kremlin. [It was re-lit with a cigarette lighter]

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Straighter?

Russia's new punitive anti-gay laws provoke calls for an Olympic Boycott over fears that gay tourists and athletes could be fined or jailed

Russia’s new punitive anti-gay laws provoke calls for an Olympic Boycott over fears that gay tourists and athletes could be fined or jailed