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Russia: Legacy of Olympic Games tarnished by arrests

Headline Title:  Russia: Legacy of Olympic Games tarnished by arrests 22 February 2014 The legacy of the Sochi Olympics will be tainted by the numerous human rights violations in the run-up and during the Games, as well as the failure of the International Olympic Committee to confront the Russian authorities over the arrests and beatings that marred this prestigious sporting event, Amnesty International said on the eve of the closing ceremony.“The Olympic Games are meant to contribute to a peaceful and better world. This goal was not achieved in Sochi. The reason is simple: Russia’s…

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