Sochi 2014: New Yorker imagines Olympics filled with Putin

The Olympic Cauldron is tested ahead of the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi.  (Richard Heathcote / Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, whether he intended to or not, has taken ownership of these Winter Olympics in Sochi and that means he owns every bit of the Games, something the New Yorker vividly considers on its cover this week.

Barry Blitt drew the art, entitled “Jury of his Peers.”

“Mr. Putin,” Blitt explains (via is a gift to caricaturists (but to humanity in general, not so much).”

This week’s cover…

SB Nation chose a little different angle with a GIF:

(Courtesy SB Nation)



After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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