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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Damn Russians can't quit cheating. I feel really bad for the Russian athletes that trained honestly and will not be able to compete.
    I agree...i feel bad for the athletes.

    russia is so vested in winning more gold then any other country they have no qualms in cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Roflmbo

    Who Bombed a Russian Airbase?

    Who Sold them 20% of our uranium?

    Nuff said.


    Nuff said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HadEnough2 View Post
    The Russian's are a bunch of cheaters. No wonder Trump likes them. I wouldn't be surprised if Trump pulled our Athletes in unison.......and you'd still support him.
    (TN is a paid Russian troll, just so you know...)

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...an-troll-house
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    lol Trump "bombed" a Syrian airbase. After calling Moscow and informing them and, basically, getting permission. Russian airbase is at Khmeymim. Trump wouldn't go near that
    I almost feel sorry for TNV, he is wrong so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    If they are banned for the steroids that is different if it political I oppose it.
    Maybe you should have read the article before you commented. That's always a good idea. You're not entitled to an opinion on something you have no knowledge of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Damn Russians can't quit cheating. I feel really bad for the Russian athletes that trained honestly and will not be able to compete.
    They'll be able to compete but wearing neutral uniforms and they won't be recognized as Russians.
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    To invite individual Russian athletes under strict conditions (see below) to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. These invited athletes will participate, be it in individual or team competitions, under the name “Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)”. They will compete with a uniform bearing this name and under the Olympic Flag. The Olympic Anthem will be played in any ceremony.

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    The IOC may partially or fully lift the suspension of the ROC from the commencement of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 provided these decisions are fully respected and implemented by the ROC and by the invited athletes and officials.
    IOC SUSPENDS RUSSIAN NOC AND CREATES A PATH FOR CLEAN INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN PYEONGCHANG 2018 UNDER THE OLYMPIC FLAG

    Interesting...

    Still don't know if they (Russia) will go for this. But, it is a compromise

    But, seeing as this is as presented in Russia, on their TV, to their citizens, as part of more evil Western aggression... I guess Putin can't be seen to give in to that...

    Would be a shame if innocents are made to pay the price, the clean athletes. But, in Russia, the innocents always pay. Part of life over there...

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    Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed | The Guardian

    "Tyagachev's call for Rodchenkov to be shot sounds extra chilling in light of the unexplained deaths of two of his colleagues."

    What good is "winning," when they all know your horse is drugged up? No one respects your "win."

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    Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.
    Is there any precedent for Olympic athletes competing "independently" of their countries?

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    I do feel genuine sympathy for the Russian athletes. I’m pretty sure at that level athletes eat drink and take what their trainers tell them to. No normal person could possibly know what exact concentration of what combination of chemicals the IOC has banned or allowed. It takes a team of people to prepare an athlete.

    The athletes didn’t break into labs and bribe their way in. It was gangsters, politicians and association officials.

    And it’s not like they can choose their association officials.

    But the fact is - all those other athletes from around the world who came in second, third and fourth due to Russian government manipulation were robbed of their livlihoods. Permanently. They’ll never get what they earned.
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