Skip to comments.Russia has earned a 2018 Olympic ban
Posted on 11/23/2017 10:48:58 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
Russia just lost out to the United States in the Olympic medal standings . . . for the 2014 Winter Games. The action, nearly four years after the fact, is just the latest fallout from Moscows massive doping abuses.
That scandal should see Vladimir Putins athletes banned completely from Februarys Olympics in South Korea. But will the International Olympic Committees executive board have the guts to do the right thing come Dec. 5?
The IOC on Wednesday banned four more Russian athletes for life, ordering the forfeit of two medals from the 2014 competitions in Sochi. Along with other forfeits for six other Russian dopers, Putins Sochi total is down to 27 medals (from an original 33).
And its entirely possible that the other medals are tainted, too.
The World Anti-Doping Agency reports that Russias anti-doping office remains noncompliant with the world code. And that comes after massive revelations that the Russian agency actually worked not only to enable athletic doping, but also to falsify drug tests and to try to cover up the scandals.
Last year, WADA reported proof that Russian officials had been cheating for years first providing the dope, then faking athletes drug tests. This state-run doping scheme covered at least 28 sports, both summer and winter, and ran from 2011 to 2015.
Russian security services found a way to break into bottles designed to be tamper-proof and proceeded to switch clean urine samples for Russian athletes real samples.
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Look at a nation like India, it has only won 28 medals in the 24 Olympic Games it was in. The USA with 1/4 the population has won over 2500. India does not value athletic competition. They may be on to something.
If North Korea wants to pull something off during these games, I want the Russians present.
Tinfoil hat time. What if Russia got themselves banned on purpose because they know something is going to happen.
Hard to give a crap about this.
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