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Beware, the Russkies are resurrected!

Updated: December 3, 2002, 2:53 AM ET
By Ray Ratto | Special to ESPN.com

Every time someone asks why the Olympics ain't what they used to be, the answer that seems to satisfy most often is, "The Soviets are gone."

Of course. A little regime adjustment, an empire goes all Cincinnati Bengals, and suddenly the Olympics aren't worth a damn anymore.

But if this is so, why isn't there more whoop-de-blah about the Russians beating the French in the Davis Cup? Or for that matter, why isn't there the grinding of molars about the sudden dominance of the Ukraine in ...

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