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Professor Amy Bass on CNN.com: Is a gold medal all that matters?
Date posted: 02/12/2014
For others, of course, no medal is required: Mere participation at the Olympics is victory enough. The majority of the athletes who march in the Opening Ceremony will not spend time on a podium. We know it, and more important, they know it. For these athletes, the Olympic Creed has real meaning: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part."

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Professor Amy Blass on Slate: Like All Olympics, the Sochi Games Will Be Corrupt, Troubling … and Fabulous
Date posted: 02/12/2014
There has never been a purely honorable Olympics, but at least superficially, Sochi wins gold for its troubles. The venue where snowboarder Shaun White had hoped to double his gold medal count for example, is located on “Red Hill,” so named for the Russian massacre of the Circassians in 1864.* Environmentalists, too, have been vocal about the proximity of the venues to protected lands, while Russi

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