Corruption is so firmly entrenched in the Russian consciousness that its implementation is a virtual art form. The Sochi Olympics have turned a spotlight onto this most Russian way of daily living.
Olympic television production is about innovation and excellence. Working at a Games is a buzz. Intriguing, creative people from around the world gather together and function in a co-operative that really works.
Thomas Bach, head of the IOC, defended Sochi, suggesting the autonomy of sport needs to be protected -- and that means respecting