Deep-pocket Russians adopt teams chasing gold

The Globe and Mail
Saturday 25th January, 2014

Mikhail Prokhorov, centre, the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, with head coach Jason Kidd, left, and Billy King, the team’s general manager, after a Nets news conference at the Barclays Center in New York, July 18, 2013. Several high-powered Russian tycoons, including Prokhorov, have lent their expertise and money to winter sports teams in anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (CHANG W LEE/NYT)

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