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Sochi run-up blasted for corruption

Updated: May 30, 2013, 2:27 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russian officials and businessmen have stolen billions of dollars during the years of preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, a prominent Russian opposition figure claimed Thursday.

Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister-turned-Kremlin critic, and an associate said in a report released Thursday that up to $30 billion was stolen in the run-up to the games in the southern Russian city.

Russia had originally announced in 2007 that the 2014 games would ...

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