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Wall Street Journal: Ukraine, Georgia accuse Russia of hijacking athletes’ glory

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July 27, 2012, 6:43 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Wall Street Journal

Ukraine and Georgia have protested that descriptions of some Russian athletes’ birthplaces on the official London 2012 website make the countries seem like part of Russia.
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Some of Russia’s neighbors feel Moscow never really has gotten over losing control of them when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991

Now, it seems Russia is claiming them back — if only in the biographies of athletes at the London Olympics.

Ukraine and Georgia have protested that descriptions of some Russian athletes’ birthplaces on the official London 2012 website make the countries seem like part of Russia.

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