In yet another bitter and humiliating athletic defeat for Vladimir Putin's Russia, the performance of its athletes in the country's favored sport of ice skating again came up short, and this time in front of Russia's home crowd at the Cup of Russia Grand Prix event. Worse yet, in ice dancing Russia was bested by an American pair, having to settle for second place, and Russia was bested again, this time by Germans, it its revered pairs event. Russia failed to medal in the women's event and settled for a lowly bronze in the mens. La Russophobe dares to wonder how much failure is necessary before the penny drops for the Russian people . . . or perhaps it's already too late and they've simply decided that failure is the new success.
More Athletic Humiliation for Russia