Horrific news out of Sochi, Russia this morning. With the XXII Winter Olympic Games winding down Russian president Vladimir Putin has apparently ordered the execution of between 25 and 30 unnamed individuals for unspecified acts of hooliganism and a general failure to uphold the honour of Mother Russia.

Details are still sketchy, but early reports suggest the executions were carried out several kilometres from Sochi and that the bodies of the deceased were subsequently dumped in the Black Sea.

We’ll have more on this story as further details emerge.