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A man falls to his death as tensions rise in Sochi.

Tensions have been high in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic between Russia and well…most of the world. Journalist from all over have posted pictures of their ‘unready’ hotel rooms, as well as many countries, including the United States, publically addressing their disagreement with Russia’s LGBT policies. However, nothing is as suspicious as the man who was found to have fallen on a knife.

If you haven’t heard of this controversy, the man found dead was in charge of the Olympic ring mishap during the opening ceremonies. On Friday night, the fifth ring was not consistent with the other 4, creating an…unforeseen sight.

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According to The Daily Current, T. Borris Avdeye, technical specialist, was found with multiple stab wounds in his hotel Saturday, February 8, the day after the mistake was made during the opening ceremonies.

The Daily Current also reported that, even though the wounds run parallel to other victims who struggled, one investigator claims the event is seen as an ‘accidental death’. In the article, he was quoted:

“‘Sure there were stab wounds and bruises all over the body,” admits the lead investigator on the case, “But who knows what caused them. Maybe he tripped and fell on a set of knives. Right now we’re ruling this an accidental death.'”

This is just another addition to the hostile environment that has been lingering around the 2014 Olympics. I wonder if this event has turned into Russia vs. the Western World part 2. I believe this not only because of Vladimir Putin’s character, but also because of the piling evidence showing Russia clearly puts the quality of care for the athletes and foreign press on the back burner.

In the meantime, I warn everyone to look out for knifes placed upright on the floor. If this investigation is right, we may have a new epidemic to look out for.

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