Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Feb 7, 2014 05:22 PM CST

When Vladimir Putin threw out the first snowball in opening the Winter Olympics at Sochi, I hope some brave apparatchik holding his shirt took the opportunity to whisper in his ear about closing other games less popular.

Between gay rights, the suppression of Ukraine, support for the Syrian dictator, and prosecution of political opponents, many commentators would say that the line for that possibility starts around the block.

Yet the Russian game-playing I have in mind has probably fallen off many radars monitoring acceptable international behavior. Nevertheless, it's a selfish, manipulative sport that deserves to be forever consigned to the ...

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