You can't have an Olympics devoid of politics.
Each hosting nation spends so much money staging the event that its rulers can't help but push some agenda or other.
The Sochi Games, which open Friday, have been bathed in the slightly stenchy waters of anti-gay propaganda.
It isn't entirely helpful when your nation's president and deputy prime minister keep insisting that gay competitors shouldn't touch children.
In this atmosphere, Google's doodlers decided to use pointed crayons to design the Sochi doodle.… Read more