How Long Until Putin's Olympic Glow Fades?

Putin's Olympics were a resounding success, but how long will the buzz last?
Vladimir Putin has plenty to be proud of, but how long will the Olympic afterglow last? Photographer: David Goldman-Pool/Getty Images

Reading all the positive foreign reactions to the Olympics, I can't help imagining how a flunky of Russian President Vladimir Putin would put together a selection of quotes to please the boss -- to make the president feel as though he had won all of Russia's world-beating 33 medals, including 13 golds.

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