August 20, 2018

Putin banner appears, then disappears, at Russia-Slovenia hockey game (Usatoday)

Putin banner appears, then disappears, at Russia-Slovenia hockey game (Usatoday)

Russia’s presence at the Pyeongchang Olympics — technically the Olympic Athletes from Russia, as named by the IOC — has been controversial.

It continues to be. On Friday Russian President Vladimir Putin made an appearance … well, his likeness did.

During a game between Slovenia and Russian athletes, fans in one corner of the Gangneung Hockey Centre unfurled two large banners featuring Putin’s face. Read more

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