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Russian athletes to miss Rio 2016 as IAAF upholds doping ban

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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:05 AM
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The country was suspended by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after an independent Wada report depicted a culture of widespread doping, with even the secret services involved. Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has since said he is "very sorry" cheating athletes were not caught by the country's anti-doping systems, but stopped short of admitting the scandal had been state-sponsored.

A taskforce has been studying the Russian reforms but a fresh Wada report, issued on Wednesday, made more damaging claims. International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates said Russia's athletes should remain banned and not be allowed to take part in the Rio Games this summer. He also said Russia's anti-doping agency and athletics body were "rotten to the core".
www.bbc.co.uk...

Vlad will not be happy , no doubt this will be seen as another attack on Russia but in truth it's just reward for trying to cheat the system.




posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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Good!

I think they should also be stripped of the world cup, its a disgrace, they bribed fifa to win the bid and recent events in France have shown their fans are scum bags.

I honestly think that they should be stripped of the 2018 world cup.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Is Russia the only country to dope their athletes? I am wondering if this is not pretty wide spread in other countries to?



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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And they should be from state sponsored doping. Coming from a person that competed against some of them Nationally.
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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I thought pretty much anyone could bribe FIFA these days www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:24 AM
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If they would ban every doped athlete, there would be no sports anymore in the world.
Or does one really think that, for example, Usain Bolt is flying high on Ganja?


But sure, it´s only the russian athletes that need to be banned because of doping...



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: DerBeobachter

they all get tested the same if Bolt was found to have banned substances in his system he too would have been stripped of his meddles.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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I'm amazed how much truth is in the mainstream media nowadays.

Bad Rusky's boo...
-- this is sarcasm

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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Shiloh7

They're the only country to have been caught at it , I have no doubt there are some tin-pot nations out there doing it but a country like Russia should A : know better and B : be able to compete on a level playing field without the need for state sponsored doping.

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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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Sometimes anti-Russia news isn't evil Western capitalist propaganda, sometimes they actually do get caught with their fingers in the cookie jar.

This is one of those times.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin



he too would have been stripped of his meddles.


Nice pun



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

haha not intentional i am afraid that pun goes to Siri.....



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: gortex

I'd still like to see who the other athletes are who've failed retests of their 2012 samples. It was big news in sport a couple of weeks ago with more than 20 athletes from ~six countries facing bans.

Russia obviously had the bulk of this 20+.

MMA is going through a teething process too with USADA and WADA catching more fighters out recently. They want to win at any cost and maybe see cheating as a valid tactic? Can't go without mentioning Lance Armstrong either...

It's good for all competitions if athletes are on an equal footing.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

The United States is at the forefront acting as the world policeman,yes I would ban caught athletes but not the whole team then sports becomes politics,and thats what this is and of course theres no doping in the NFL,NBA,NHL or MLB is there(sarcasm)
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posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: khnum

The thing is, it's not a USA-led endeavour. The IAAF are responsible for the tests and every Olympic entrant signs up to their standards.

www.iaaf.org...



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

The FIFA prosecutions and all the rest of it indicate who is at the forefront of the decision making in my opinion



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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a reply to: khnum

The OP is about Olympic athletes which falls under the IAAF.

FIFA is football and a different organisation altogether; probably better suited for a different thread.



posted on Jun, 17 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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loll so they can skip now the doping controls at the games...
western world uses no dope. hihi

bet now Russia is giving an negativ travvel advice out to brasil becourse the ZIKA problem there
wich is degraded by the west to avoid financial problems of the olympic games....
note:
heath and dope controls are ruled by the west...



posted on Jun, 18 2016 @ 03:49 AM
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President Putin has spoken after the decision.

"There are universally recognised principles of law and one of them is that the responsibility should be always personified," said President Putin. "The people who have nothing to do with violations, why should they suffer for those who committed the violations?
"I'm assuming that we'll have a discussion with our colleagues in the World Anti-Doping structure and I hope for a suitable reaction from the International Olympic Committee."



Rune Andersen of the IAAF said Russian athletics had been "tainted by doping from the top level down." "The systematic doping that has been ongoing in Russia - it's difficult to pick the clean athletes," he said.
www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 18 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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I was upset when I found out about lance Armstrong and the use of drugs in cycling, pretty much ruined a whole sport and took the shine off a hero. I guess if everyone's doing it. Your likely to do it too. The pressure must be too much, especially when your used to being the leading athlete in your field and all your competitors are cheating.

I'm glad Russia have been caught out. Everyone was always suspicious of the Eastern European teams at athletics events in the 1980s



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