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Russian President Won’t Be Traveling To Vancouver

from CBC,

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has cancelled his visit to Vancouver to attend the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Sunday evening, CBC News has learned….

No official reason for the cancellation was given, but Olympic protocol does not require the president of the next host country to attend the closing ceremonies.

Instead, it is the mayor of the host city that is expected to receive the Olympic flag at the end of the Games.

But the news follows the defeat of the Russian men’s hockey team 7-3 by Canada on Wednesday night. It was the first time in history the Russians exited the Olympic tournament without playing for a medal.

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  Tags: dmitry+medvedev, winter+oiympics

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