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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2016, 11:43:30 pm »
Meanwhile, the plot thickens!

Whereas the track and field athletes have been banned, the IOC has sloped it's shoulders and passed the buck left it up to the governing bodies of other sports to decide if Russian competitors will be allowed to compete in Rio.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36878983

To cap it all, the IOC has also decided that whistle-blowing athlete Yuliya Stepanova will not be allowed to compete as a neutral after all,

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The IOC statement added: "The executive board would like to express its appreciation for Mrs Stepanova's contribution to the fight against doping and to the integrity of sport."

[IOC President] Bach said the IOC was "expressing its gratitude" to Stepanova by inviting her and her husband to Rio as guests.

Well, that's nice. /s

Unsurprisingly, mileage varies regarding the above: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36879353
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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2016, 12:21:35 pm »
I can see why tennis then said russians can compete in their sport, most pro tennis players probably spend 60% of the year on tour and are tested more times in competition outside of their home country than in training at home. Pro golfers would be similar but for most olympic sports I would have thought that more time is spent in training than competition so they don't have a history of testing outside of Russia.

But the IOC has really passed the buck and too late in the day for the sports like swimming, weightlifting etc. to follow due process and assess each athletes testing history. This will result in them being allowed to compete and the results will be under question until the lab results come back, best delay all the medal ceremonies for 2 years to the world champs. :demon:

Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2016, 10:40:03 pm »
Seems like it wasn't too late in the day for Fina to ban 7 Russians from the swimming events in Rio:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36887787
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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2016, 11:24:05 am »
Rowing has banned the russian womens 8 too, because one of them had previously failed a test.  This is great news for the ozzie w8 who thought for the last month or so that they were staying at home but they now have a place, so they've got to sober up, get on a plane, borrow a boat and oars and go race!

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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2016, 09:02:42 pm »
Complete ban on Russian Paralympic team :o
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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2016, 12:37:36 pm »
OH.  Maybe it wasn't just the Russkies!

Although I am sure that every single one of the suspiciously many exemptions granted to US sportspersons is legitimate, as Lance Armstrong's.
Getting there...

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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2016, 05:26:32 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/dec/27/russian-officials-admit-athletes-doping-olympics?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=206038&subid=7864904&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

Shock horror! Campaign by Holy Mother Russia's enemies to blacken name of world's beacon of purity gains perfidious new allies in form of, er, Russian state admissions of being lying cheats.
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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2016, 08:38:00 am »
Cheats never prosper. Demonstrated loud and clear by Russia languishing in 4th place on the 2016 Olympics medal table.

If they'd done it clean they could have challenged us for 2nd place.

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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2017, 06:58:38 pm »
Bozhe moi!
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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2017, 07:19:50 pm »
Get ready for a troll war and DDOS :)
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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2017, 10:42:34 pm »
Слава Богу!
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2017, 11:29:19 am »
...and it's boggy from him!
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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2017, 12:31:25 pm »
Are we seriously expected to believe that the IOC is less corrupt than anyone of its members!
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Re: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me...(pa russky)
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2017, 12:33:10 pm »
Garry Kasparov on the subject of verifiably-clean Russian athletes being allowed to compete under the Olympic flag...

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The dark joke going around is that Russia has a lot of recent experience sending out "competitors" in uniforms that don't have Russian flags on them.
https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/938124581151404032

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"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche