Blame Putin for Syria, the Toilets in Sochi Are Just a Sideshow

As a wide range of topics continue to parade through the Sochi limelight, it appears that the most important issues have slipped beneath the world's radar.

Three days in to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, one thing is abundantly clear: no matter how hard the Russian organizers and the International Olympic Committee try to convince the world that the games should not be hijacked by politics, Vladimir Putin's $51 billion extravaganza will be remembered for almost anything but the figure-skating and ski jumps.