Romney: Putin's Russia undercuts Olympic spirit

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, tries on a jacket during a visit to the training center for volunteers Winter Olympics at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin has rescinded a blanket ban on demonstrations in Sochi in and around the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s slide from democratic reforms and its relationships with international peers threaten to undercut the spirit of the Olympic Games it hosts next month, failed presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Sunday.

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