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Crimean crisis mars end to ‘best ever’ Paralympics

AFP, SOCHI, Russia

Putin had earlier thanked sporting officials “for keeping the Paralympics away from politics,” while Kozak said that both Winter Games had showed off a new “modern Russia.”

Despite Moscow’s success in staging the sporting events, for many, these Games will always be linked with the controversy over Russia’s actions in the Ukraine.

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