Ukraine Parliament Votes To Oust Yanukovich, Sets May Election


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Meanwhile, back in Sochi Bob Costas, the NBC sports host, noted how Ukrainian athletes at the games were showing their concern for their country’s political unrest. Costas celebrated the the Sochi Olympics but went on to say , “all of which is truly wonderful, but should not serve to obscure a harsher or more lasting truth. This is still a government which imprisons dissidents, is hostile to gay rights, sponsors and supports a vicious regime in Syria — and that’s just a partial list.” While the games may burnish Putin’s reputation in some eyes, “no amount of Olympic glory can mask these realities.”

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