Russia Banned for Olympics!
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of widespread doping but some of its athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of "Olympic Athlete of Russia," the IOC said on Tuesday.
The International Olympic Committee also decided to suspend Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Alexander Zhukov as an IOC member given that his membership is linked to his position as chief of the ROC who have been suspended from the Games.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko was also banned from any future participation at the Olympic Games.
The IOC told a news conference that the Schmid report confirmed "the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia."
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Tuesday at 5:31 AM|
^Russia Banned from Olympics
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/05/2017|
Has Trump tweeted his outrage yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/05/2017|
The only course of action. The Committee finally got something right.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/05/2017|
The figure skaters are going to be pretty upset!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/05/2017|
Will the Olympics feel the same without them? What will Putin say?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/05/2017|
Oh believe me, Russia cares! Why do you think they invested so much time and money with all of that doping in the first place?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/05/2017|
My thoughts on this current development:
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/05/2017|
Poor Russia. They poured all of that money into their doping regime, in an effort to try and Make Russia Great (at sports) Again, and look how it ended up for them!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/05/2017|
Now they need to go after China in the summer games.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/05/2017|
I hope this ban extends all the way straight to the 2020 Games.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/05/2017|
Now if Russia could be banned from the planet, we might make some progress.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/05/2017|
Betcha Trump'll pull the US out in solidarity with his pal.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/05/2017|
I wonder when Trump will tweet?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/05/2017|
I don't understand the news reports about Russia considering "boycotting" the Games in response. How can they boycott something that won't let them in?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/05/2017|
I'm sure their enterprising whores (i.e., all their women), will make the journey down from Vladivostok. Someone has to get the vodka and krokodil money.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/05/2017|
In related news, water is wet.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/05/2017|
Figure skaters & individual athletes can still compete with the "neutral" team, as long as they prove they are clean.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/05/2017|
What's the "neutral" team?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/05/2017|
Depend on an attack or incident at the Games then.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/05/2017|
More worldwide sanctions for Russia!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/05/2017|
Neutral team is a team that not connected to any country. They compete as an "independent"
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/05/2017|
The documentary Icarus on Netflix about the doping scheme is really great. The director/star of the film also flashes his ass a few times early in the film.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/05/2017|
Which they will never do as it would be beyond degrading to the Motherland.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/05/2017|
*compete under the neutral banner, I mean
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/05/2017|
Are the figure skaters doped up, too?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/05/2017|
I am sure they will blame the USA for this somehow.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/05/2017|
They're gonna focus extra hard on those midterms now, out of spite.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/05/2017|
More depressing news for depressing Russia
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/05/2017|
Putin's gonna be piiiisssseed!!! Great move - similar to 2016 but a full ban is highly unusual.
I'm loving it - tell that to the deplorables.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/05/2017|
Russia has one great shot at a gold in figure skating (ladies) but she’s said she won’t compete as an independent.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/05/2017|
R34 in 1992 Olympic with the break-up of the Soviet Union, the team was forced to compete under the "Unified" banner
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/05/2017|
But But her emails!
Trump just tweeted #CrookedHillary doped thoughout her campaign and she still got to run. How is this fair to Russia? #SoUnfair
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/05/2017|
When an athlete competes under the "neutral" flag they compete as an independent and they don't represent any country. They compete representing themselves, hence being an independent
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/05/2017|
WTF is Dump going on about at R43? What an idiot, per usual.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/05/2017|
With the Russians out of the figure-skating competition, does that mean that Ashley Wagner will finally win an Olympic medal higher than bronze?
She's probably hyper-ventilating right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/05/2017|
R46 they are NOT out of the competition, They can still compete as an independent under the Neutral team
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/05/2017|
Putin will probably kill any athlete who dares compete as "neutral."
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/05/2017|
Alternatively, he will force everyone to compete as neutral and just pretend they're competing for Russia. They can always Photoshop the uniforms for their propaganda newspapers.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/05/2017|
R47, --- R41 said the main contender in the ladies event won't compete as an independent - so they are in fact out.
I just wondered if Wagner will still be throttled by the Koreans, Japanese and Chinese, or if the poor gal now stands a chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/05/2017|
[quote] Alternatively, he will force everyone to compete as neutral and just pretend they're competing for Russia. They can always Photoshop the uniforms for their propaganda newspapers.
Exactly they did the same thing in 1992 with the "unified" team
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/05/2017|
Yeah, but they weren't banned for doping in 1992..
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/05/2017|
Sad - the Russian trannies were ready to sweep the ladies' competitions in all categories.
Ashley Wagner said "I'm not a quitter" last week....right after she quit at a Grand Prix event. She's worse than Gracie Gold and will come home empty handed.....and empty headed, as usual.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/05/2017|
[quote] Yeah, but they weren't banned for doping in 1992..
The point is that the athletes were stateless back then, like they are right now
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/05/2017|
Tonya, shouldn't you be taking whatever it is you take for your dry-pussy disease?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/05/2017|
I actually liked both Gracie Gold and Sasha Cohen. Sure, they fucked up their jumps and landed on their assess a lot, but they had a nice style. Cohen was like a ballerina and Gold was a living Barbie doll.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/05/2017|
Oh well, look on the bright side: at least they still have their vodka and Krokodil.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/05/2017|
"Has Trump tweeted yet?"
He had agreed to set his hair on fire and be the torch he carries for Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/05/2017|
Great news! Now, MAYBE I'll have a shot at the gold!
If I can stop falling on my ass!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/05/2017|
Has Adelina Sotnikova released a statement yet?. Bitch is lucky she won when she did.
Dope and judge collusion aren't so hard to figure.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/05/2017|
Even North Korea is heading to the Olympics.. pretty degrading for Russia!
From Olympic hosts in 2014 to Olympic banned!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/05/2017|
R45, that was just my parody tweet. Thinking of applying for a job with the Orange.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/05/2017|
[quote][R45], that was just my parody tweet. Thinking of applying for a job with the Orange. —R43
You're hired! That read just like a Dump tweet. Then again, it did strike me as being better written than his usual stuff, which ought to have been the tipoff...
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/05/2017|
[quote]Has Adelina Sotnikova released a statement yet?. Bitch is lucky she won when she did.
Are you implying my win was rigged? And not due to my gorgeous turnout, timeless artistry and superior jump mechanics?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/05/2017|
R46, no American Lady is likely to medal even without Russia. Japan, Catelyn Osmond (Canada) and Carolina Kostner (Italy) are the most likely beneficiaries. The highest ranked American woman this season is 12th internationally--Bradie Tennell and, no, you've never heard of her.
It's not even clear, at this point, if Ashley will get on the team, let alone medal.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/05/2017|
[quote] Bradie Tennell and, no, you've never heard of her.
Oh yes we have. Famous for cutting cheese instead of ribbons.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/05/2017|
So no statement from Putin, eh?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/05/2017|
Ah, so Canada will have a shot at Gold now?? If only they had a decent men's skater, they could sweep the gold in all events.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/05/2017|
The Olympics isn't just figure skating--- there are probably other sports where non-Russian countries will do better than expected.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/05/2017|
As usual, Russia under Putin only has itself to blame.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/05/2017|
Hmmmm Time for a comeback! Fear me bitches!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/05/2017|
Good, should have happened years ago. Giving the Olympics to Russia was no different than giving them to the Nazis.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/05/2017|
Unfortunately the use of drugs extends far beyond Russia. You want to ban Russia, then ban China and the US and a host of other nations that are also approving or looking the other way on drug use.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/05/2017|
Do you imagine for one second that the Olympic committee hasn't been looking at all the major nations? The problem with the massive Russian doping operation has been public knowledge for a long time. All nations are not the same, and Russia is by far the worst offender.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/05/2017|
This is a HUGE blow to all of Russia!
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/05/2017|
Russians don't care about lying, cheating and stealing. In their country, these actions are seen as noble. It doesn't matter if it's politics or sports, as long as they "win." They have no "right or wrong" conscience.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/06/2017|
The Russian people are the scum of the earth, wading aimlessly in the shallow end of a vodka-filled gene pool.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/06/2017|
Is this bitch laughing now?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/06/2017|
[quote]they are NOT out of the competition, They can still compete as an independent under the Neutral team
What's the point of the ban if the Russian athletes can still compete?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/06/2017|
They can compete, but they cannot wave Russian flags.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/06/2017|
Their stateless, basically. Nothing they do reflects on Russia, and they have to get some sort of special dispensation from the Olympic committee to compete. It's not like the Russian team just shows up like normal.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/06/2017|
So what are Russian athletes going to do now with all of this spare time? LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 89||Last Tuesday at 5:24 AM|
The Russians are angry about the Olympic, liken it to "racism" and "genocide!"
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Tuesday at 5:31 AM|