Vladimir Putin: Fire Olympic official
SOCHI, Russia -- A year before the 2014 Winter Olympics are to begin, President Vladimir Putin has demanded that a senior member of the Russian Olympic Committee be fired, apparently due to cost overruns in host city Sochi.
The current price tag for the Sochi Games is 1.5 trillion rubles ($51 billion), which would make them the most expensive games in the history of the Olympics -- more costly even than the much-larger Summer Olympics held in London and Beijing.
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