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Topic # 198705 19-Jul-2016 18:36
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Just a few weeks before the start of the games.


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  Reply # 1595219 19-Jul-2016 19:02
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From what I can tell, the Olympics themselves could be booted from the 2016 Olympics!

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  Reply # 1595229 19-Jul-2016 19:13
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A lot more people are doping than the Russians, their mistake was getting caught and having the authorities be part of that 

 

Some points to consider

 

1. Why does the IOC allow athletes have have been previously caught [as is my understanding] ?

 

2. Why doesn't the IOC ensure the host nation is not responsible for testing, better still have testing done by 3 agreed independent nations

 

 

 

If the Olympic Spirit is under threat, why doesn't the IOC put in place better proactive measures e.g. the ones above ?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1595266 19-Jul-2016 19:36
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I wonder if this has more to do with the new Cold War.




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  Reply # 1595282 19-Jul-2016 20:06
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Its done. Zika. Filth. Russia out. Many top contenders not going (golf is the obvious one, but must be other notables.). 

 

I can see the Olympic news will have some non competition issues most nights. A great pity that the holy grail of many sports is in a city where its 70% ready. A pity for Rio, could have been great


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  Reply # 1595305 19-Jul-2016 20:33
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Brazexit?


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  Reply # 1595306 19-Jul-2016 20:35
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Every time a 3rd world country hosts something, the rich celebrate, while the unseen, unheard, unnamed suffer so that the rest of the world can be entertained

 


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  Reply # 1595355 19-Jul-2016 22:51
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Just recalled something. The reality is many people cheat. Some get caught, some don't. Of those who get caught, some get off lightly, some don't.


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My personal view is that all Russian athletes should be banned, not just from the Rio Olympics but from all competition for a suitable period. Say two years, which seems to be a common penalty although it's often less and sometimes more. If an individual athlete is caught using banned substances, or masking agents, then that athlete is banned from all competition, not just the next one. Why would you not do the same for a country who, on the balance of evidence, has implemented doping and cover-ups at a national level?

 

And Vladimir Putin (hopefully just typing his name here doesn't trigger some alert on a monitor in a Russian spy base) saying "We are seeing a dangerous return to politics interfering with sport". Well, you started it. If you don't want politics to interfere with sport then you don't get your state security service involved in sample switching, etc.

 

@xlinknz: Why doesn't the IOC ensure the host nation is not responsible for testing, better still have testing done by 3 agreed independent nations

 

All testing should be done by an independent body, such as WADA, and not by countries at all. It would be too easy for countries to look after each other: "You support our host nation bid and we'll look after your drug test results." I think IOC members have about as much integrity as those at FIFA.


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  Reply # 1595553 20-Jul-2016 12:03
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@xlinknz: Why doesn't the IOC ensure the host nation is not responsible for testing, better still have testing done by 3 agreed independent nations

 

All testing should be done by an independent body, such as WADA, and not by countries at all. It would be too easy for countries to look after each other: "You support our host nation bid and we'll look after your drug test results." I think IOC members have about as much integrity as those at FIFA.

 

 

I agree in regards to testing hopefully going forward the IOC will ensure testing is independent of the hosting country, I'd rather the 'news' focused on what can be done going forward rather than the emphasis on the current 'bad guy' of the day

 

and yes IOC members have been caught out in the past on corruption usually in regards to hosting

 

Its the old story where there is big money involved there is greed and therefore corruption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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