The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter
Its FUN not to see any hammers and sickles,
nor any pictures of Lenin in Russia !
What idiots you people can be! Vladimir Putin is less of a Communist you pea-brain, than you are for one thing. If you had a clue you'd realise how preposterous it is to say such a thing and for the record I am a baby boomer who grew up in the Cold War and do know what a Communist is beyond the definition your kind could muster which would amount to "bogey man". For one thing the much touted (in the Western press) opposition to Putin in Russia, the same one the USA supports and trains and pays millions of your tax dollars to, happen to be the Communists. The only opposition to Putin in Russia besides the Jewish oligarchs who mostly fled to London, New York and Tel-Aviv when Sherif Putin rode into town is the Communists and radical reactionary perverts and illiterate street urchins. The sort of allies you tend to mix with, I reference the organ gobbling, raping and head chopping phoney Jihadists in Syria for example or the wicked Saudi rats or how about some of the buddies you've sidled up to in South America and Africa eh?
Putin is a Christian or at least a protector of the Christian Church, he is a scholar, a master Chess player and black belt in martial arts. He can pilot a fighter plane, dive and pilot underwater exploration vehicles and he can hunt, ride shoot and fish and yes, he was a colonel in the Russian intelligence services. A distinguished and respected career to you no doubt if he were an American, but he happens to come from a nation with far less ugly baggage as it happens and the world loves him to the same extent it loathes the bums you and we have in our respective ruined governments.