The FT's Olympics commentator, Simon Kuper, talks to Seb Morton-Clark about the pressure on athletes and how Russia's judo gold medallist, Tagir Khaibulaev's, performed under the gaze of Vladimir Putin.
Filmed by Steve Ager. Produced by Veronica Kan-Dapaah and Seb Morton-Clark. Pictures: Charlie Bibby, Getty.
Welcome to the new FT.com.
The same global insight. Faster than ever before on all your devices.