Sunday, February 23, 2014

Taking the Long View

File:Lv2022.jpgAs its women’s biathlon relay team was winning the first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine in two decades, and while Kiev’s Independence Square was being reduced to a charred wasteland, Ukraine Olympic Committee honcho Sergey Bubka was pole-vaulting his country into 2022, furthering, at Sochi, it’s bid to bring the Winter Games to Lviv in Eastern Ukraine eight years from now.

Given that the bid was an initiative of the just-deposed Yanukovych government, one must necessarily wonder what the future actually holds for the stressed nation, and whether Lviv in 2022 is simply a bridge too far.

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