Russia managed to win only one medal at the World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary last month, a lowly bronze in Russia’s pet event, the pairs. This is yet another sign of Russia’s diminishing athletic prowess and humiliation, which included winning no medal in ice hockey at the Torino Olympiad. Shortly on the heels of that disaster, Russia’s hockey coach was fired for drunkedness and violance (now there’s a surprise, a drunk violent Russian!).
America won four times as many medals at Calgary, completing Russia’s humiliation.