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Russia Seeks Olympic Comeback With Sochi Games

When Russia last staged an Olympic Games, much of the world's finest were no shows. With Sochi, Russia is banking on staging an elaborate turnabout. Russian President Vladimir Putin has invested heavily in the Winter Olympic Games, which begin Friday in the Russian Black Sea resort. “Keep in mind the last Olympics in Russia were the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. And these were held a year after Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan. And as a consequence of that, more than 60 nations...

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