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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:32 am

Countries spend millions, now billions, of dollars trying to obtain Olympic Games. That’s only the beginning in costs to host the events, such as the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. To prepare the locations for the games runs into billions of dollars.

Russia’s cost overruns are causing political unrest, and reports say their leader, Vladimir Putin, is fuming over the situation. Heads have started to roll. There also have been reports of corruption in preparing the venues for the games.

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