All eyes are on Russia as the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi. These Olympics are Russian President Vladimir Putin’s baby. He’s been heavily involved from the get-go, and he appears to be way more concerned with boosting Russia’s image than he is with sport. You know, that thing the Olympics are supposed to be about. Meanwhile, the world collectively holds its breath and prays for the safety of the athletes and spectators amid one terrorist threat after another.