Russia charges ex-Olympic committee official

Updated: April 10, 2013, 10:56 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russian prosecutors filed abuse of office charges against the former deputy head of the Russian Olympic Committee on Wednesday.

The move against Akhmed Bilalov came after he was criticized by President Vladimir Putin for delays and cost overruns in building the ski jump complex for the Sochi Olympics. Its cost soared from $40 million to $265 million and was behind schedule.

Bilalov was accused of signing contracts in violation of legal norms, failing to protect his company ...

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