Alexander Gentelev, Viktoria Kurakova
Shasha Klein, Heinrich Ambrosch, Simone Baumann
The Russian city of Sochi on "Russia's Riviera" is a traditional summer resort for Russia's rich and beautiful. It was also chosen to host the 2014 Winter Olympics by the International Olympics Committee (the IOC). It was a bizarre choice. When the IOC made its decision, there was not one single venue fit for Olympic purposes of any kind in Sochi. Putin's Games exposes the questionable nature of the entire Sochi nomination, while following the construction of a faux "winter" in a sub-tropical environment. As the Winter Olympics approach, the depths of controversy only become greater.