Sochi Olympics: Disgraced ex-director poisoned?


Sochi Olympics

More problems surrounding the Sochi Olympics. Was he really poisoned, or is this to cover up a major embezzlement of funds, or both? Thoughts?

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

April 29, 2013, by Claire Bigg

“Hardly a month goes by in Russia without a fresh scandal hitting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The latest blow came from Akhmed Bilalov, a disgraced former deputy head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, fired in February after being publicly upbraided by President Vladimir Putin for huge cost overruns and a two-year delay in the construction of the Sochi ski jump.

On April 27, Bilalov claimed that he was suffering from mercury poisoning after being exposed to the toxic substance at his Moscow office.

“They have found elevated levels of mercury in my body,” he told the Interfax news agency. “I didn’t want to announce this before, but now that the press has found out I’m forced to confirm it.”

Read more here: http://www.rferl.org/content/sochi-olympics-official-bilalov-poisoned/24972133.html


 

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