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Russia's 2014 winter dreams hit reality check

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Any dreams Russia had of dominating its home Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year have been dealt a harsh reality check by the mediocre performances of the country's athletes this season. 

The Olympic Rings displayed outside Sochi/Adler International Airport on February 18, 2013. Any dreams Russia had of dominating its home Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year have been dealt a harsh reality check by the mediocre performances of the country's athletes this season.

With most of the main winter competitions now finished for the year, Russia risks only coming fifth in the Olympics medals table if its performances at this year's world championships are repeated at Sochi 2014.

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