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Russia banned from all major sporting events

tigerman

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Wada have rubbed them out for 4 years, they won't be able to compete in the Summer and Winter Olympics as well as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
They have 21 days to appeal the decision.
About time they had their wings clipped.
 
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waiting

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Wada have rubbed them out for 4 years, they won't be able to compete in the Summer and Winter Olympics as well as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
They have 21 days to appeal the decision.
About time they had their wings clipped.
Double thumbs Tigerman.
Hate cheats.
 
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Baloo

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Watch Trump threaten to withdraw US Teams and ban US Media companies from bidding for rights unless they let the Russians back in
 
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HR

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Rub their golds from the records as well. Take a few off each of the eastern block countries, the yanks and all the chinese swimming ones too.
Probably throw in a few of ours as well.......
The Olympics has totally lost its allure for me, blah blah boring.
 
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lukeanddad

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Wada have rubbed them out for 4 years, they won't be able to compete in the Summer and Winter Olympics as well as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
They have 21 days to appeal the decision.
About time they had their wings clipped.
I agree. My only question is: How is China different?

I assume it is the systematic, state-sponsored aspect that led to the WADA decision. If so, I wonder what evidence is lacking in China's case.

I do feel sorry for the Russian athletes who are clean. Do we know if (say) the sailing team is free to compete?
 

tigerman

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I do feel sorry for the Russian athletes who are clean. Do we know if (say) the sailing team is free to compete?
It's my understanding that if they or any other Russian athletes can prove that they are clean they can compete, but not under the Russian flag.
 

Al Bundy

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Read the whistle blower said with technology they have now they should retest old samples from years ago.
Wonder if they can do that for the Essedrug samples too
 

IanG

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Great decision, good riddance. Havin said that Australian athletes should STFU about it because our record is not squeaky clean.
 

Baloo

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Apparently Russia is still able to compete in the 2020 US Elections
 
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Ian4

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this announcement reminded me back to when I was in Russia for the world cup last year. I was in Samara catching an uber to the airport and having a chat to the local driver via google translate. we were having a conversation about how well Russia had been playing in the world cup. he said as a joke that they were probably on drugs. how right he was, eh?
 

year of the tiger

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This is a massive story and a lesson for all those bummer fans and loudmouths who think they were dealt harshly by WADA and CAS.

systematic, planned, controlled doping by those in charge deserve the full penalty of a 4 year ban - this is what the bummers were facing and I still, to this day, still don’t understand why they only got the 1 year ban.

They somehow got away with only the 1 year - no wonder the club doesn’t want to go anywhere near an appeal.
 
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eZyT

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It's my understanding that if they or any other Russian athletes can prove that they are clean they can compete, but not under the Russian flag.
Non-specific and trans-nation will get a few medals?

They should make them compete under the Ukraine flag.
 

Michael

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Did we see Sun Yand got an 8 year ban....more power to you Mack Horton
 
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KnightersRevenge

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Aug 21, 2007
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Just reading up on it. 1st person banned without a confirmed positive test since Michelle de Bruinn (I got in a few heated exchanges here over that one. I was blinded by my parochial need to defend an Irish sportsperson.)
 

TigerMasochist

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Just reading up on it. 1st person banned without a confirmed positive test since Michelle de Bruinn (I got in a few heated exchanges here over that one. I was blinded by my parochial need to defend an Irish sportsperson.)
Hmmm, busted for tampering with a sample. Just like the Chinese swimmer Big Wang, probably not a promising look for Wee Willie at Wet Coke then.
 
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KnightersRevenge

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