At the World Figure Skating Championships in Goteborg, Sweden, last week, Russia was nearly shut entirely out of the medal count.
No medal in the nation's beloved pairs event. Even more brutally, the gold-medal team included a Ukrainian woman who had defected to Germany.
No medal in men's or ladies' individual events.
Russia's only medal was a lowly bronze in ice dancing.
No wonder Putin's Russia fought so hard to get the 2014 winter Olympics -- how else can it hope to get another gold medal, except by rigging the results on home ice.
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