Americans don’t want Olympics in Russia — but not because they care about human rights

February 5, 2014 11:21 AM

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, inspects a model of the planned Sochi Olympic facilities with other Russian officials in this 2013 photo. (Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty Images)

With the winter Olympics to be held soon in the Russian resort city of Sochi, Americans are talking and thinking a lot about the issues that come with holding a big international sporting event in a country that is increasingly both authoritarian and unfriendly to the United States.

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