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NFT: Russia Banned from Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

GeneInCal : 12/5/2017 1:51 pm
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. 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.

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Harsh  
DennyInDenville : 12/5/2017 1:52 pm : link
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Russian officials have threatened to boycott  
Rocky369 : 12/5/2017 1:54 pm : link
... but you're banned?
Olympic  
pjcas18 : 12/5/2017 1:54 pm : link
hockey just got worse, I wonder if some of those guys who were sitting in the KHL just to play in the Olympics (NHL is not participating this year) try and get out of their contract and become available to the NHL.
So can hockey players compete under the  
bhill410 : 12/5/2017 2:04 pm : link
Neutral name? Or did they have to qualify as a country? I get how it will work for individuals but the team stuff is a tad confusing.
About time they got  
section125 : 12/5/2017 2:06 pm : link
hammered. Feel bad for the athletes, but with the amount of cheating and doping coverup this had to be done.
RE: So can hockey players compete under the  
Les in TO : 12/5/2017 2:10 pm : link
In comment 13725974 bhill410 said:
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Neutral name? Or did they have to qualify as a country? I get how it will work for individuals but the team stuff is a tad confusing.
Team IOC!

This is great news and an appropriate punishment for the blatant and widespread doping of Russian athletes in Sochi. I was expecting a weaker sanction like no anthems/flag raising.

Vladdy is going to get maddy!
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njm : 12/5/2017 2:16 pm : link
In comment 13725987 Les in TO said:
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Team IOC!


Hooray! No corruption involved with that organization.
VVP will express strong outrage  
Reb8thVA : 12/5/2017 2:25 pm : link
against this brazen US-lead plot to keep Russia down and deny it its rightful position as a great power, which will reinforce his pre-election narrative for next year's Russian presidential coronation that he is the only man capable of restoring Russia to greatness again and pushing back against Western attempts to keep Russia weak.
Fantastic news  
dpinzow : 12/5/2017 2:32 pm : link
they've been doing this for over 60 years. About time they got banned
RE: VVP will express strong outrage  
RinR : 12/5/2017 2:42 pm : link
In comment 13726010 Reb8thVA said:
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against this brazen US-lead plot to keep Russia down and deny it its rightful position as a great power, which will reinforce his pre-election narrative for next year's Russian presidential coronation that he is the only man capable of restoring Russia to greatness again and pushing back against Western attempts to keep Russia weak.


MRGA!
haha Kovy can shove it  
Stu11 : 12/5/2017 2:51 pm : link
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this really sucks  
Steve in South Jersey : 12/5/2017 3:11 pm : link
the competition won't be the same. will be be worth watching without russia?
RE: this really sucks  
Les in TO : 12/5/2017 3:16 pm : link
In comment 13726122 Steve in South Jersey said:
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the competition won't be the same. will be be worth watching without russia?
I was a 19 year old sophmore when the Olympics were held in nagano, the first time that pros were allowed to compete, and went to bars/ stayed up all night to watch the Team Canada games. 20 years later, with 2 young kids and a full time job, there's no chance I will be watching any of these games with or without Russia!
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njm : 12/5/2017 3:25 pm : link
In comment 13726146 Les in TO said:
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In comment 13726122 Steve in South Jersey said:


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the competition won't be the same. will be be worth watching without russia?

I was a 19 year old sophmore when the Olympics were held in nagano, the first time that pros were allowed to compete, and went to bars/ stayed up all night to watch the Team Canada games. 20 years later, with 2 young kids and a full time job, there's no chance I will be watching any of these games with or without Russia!


Well with that set up you may be able to get up at 6AM and catch the 1st period of a game that starts at 8PM Seoul time
RE: About time they got  
DonQuixote : 12/5/2017 3:25 pm : link
In comment 13725979 section125 said:
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hammered. Feel bad for the athletes, but with the amount of cheating and doping coverup this had to be done.


Somewhere around 50% of their athletes are clean, those are the people I feel badly for.
They'll appeal  
ATL_Giants : 12/5/2017 4:53 pm : link
with a cargo tanker filled with bribe money & goods.
Wow Real News  
Manning10 : 12/5/2017 10:07 pm : link
about Russia for a change.
Omg the Russians got caught juicing!!  
djm : 12/5/2017 10:08 pm : link
Shocked I tell you!
My Son was telling me there is an excellent Netflix  
Rob in Rockaway : 12/5/2017 10:51 pm : link
documentary about this.

Someday I am going to figure out how to watch Netflix and this will be on the list. Until then, get off my lawn...
Good!  
trueblueinpw : 12/5/2017 10:56 pm : link
Russia is a gangster state. They’re a fucking blight on the world. Fuck that place to Hell.
Pinkos...  
BMac : 12/6/2017 5:44 am : link
...!!!
Not so fast...  
UESBLUE : 12/6/2017 8:52 am : link
Russian athletes will still be allowed to compete in February in South Korea if they can show they have passed rigorous drug screening protocols. And they will wear uniforms that identify them as an “Olympic Athlete From Russia” instead of as an independent athlete.
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RE: My Son was telling me there is an excellent Netflix  
UConn4523 : 12/6/2017 9:19 am : link
In comment 13726901 Rob in Rockaway said:
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documentary about this.

Someday I am going to figure out how to watch Netflix and this will be on the list. Until then, get off my lawn...


Its called Icarus. I saw it when it was released a few months back. It's basically about an amateur cyclist who documents his supervised doping to see if it will help him compete with the best on on the amateur circuit. He does it under the care of a doctor and with insight from one of Russia's top anti-doping directors.
RE: Pinkos...  
GeneInCal : 12/6/2017 11:04 am : link
In comment 13726995 BMac said:
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...!!!


for sure..
RE: Wow Real News  
B in ALB : 12/6/2017 12:13 pm : link
In comment 13726852 Manning10 said:
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about Russia for a change.


Eaaaasy there, dopey.
this may actually be good for olympic  
pjcas18 : 12/6/2017 12:18 pm : link
hockey.

many russian ex-pros planned to play (Datsyuk, Kovalchuk, Markov, even Ovechkin said "I'm going") now at least if the hockey won't be elite level like it has been at recent winter Olympics it will be somewhat of a level playing field.
So let's get this straight..  
Modus Operandi : 12/6/2017 12:18 pm : link
Russia collaborating to fix or tilt a foreign election - confirmed by virtually every Western intelligence agency. Mutiple meetings with top level transition staff concerning nixing sanctions and disseminating, sought by transition team. Director of National security lies to the FBI and then cops to it for a plea deal. Not a real story.

Russia getting banned from the Winter Olympics. Real story.

Nice to see where your priorities lie.
RE: Wow Real News  
Giantology : 12/6/2017 12:24 pm : link
In comment 13726852 Manning10 said:
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about Russia for a change.


So do you only believe the news when it confirms your biases?
RE: RE: Wow Real News  
Bill L : 12/6/2017 12:30 pm : link
In comment 13727591 Giantology said:
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In comment 13726852 Manning10 said:


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about Russia for a change.



So do you only believe the news when it confirms your biases?
To be fair, that's a fairly normal human trait without much exception.
Come on Bill  
Modus Operandi : 12/6/2017 12:35 pm : link
Do you honestly believe the Russia investigation, including all the damning evidence that continues to fall out of the sky daily, is a fake news story?

It isn't about being fair. It's about being honest with ourselves for the good of the country. The "fake news" lunacy has got to stop.
No, I beloieve it to some extent  
Bill L : 12/6/2017 12:39 pm : link
but confirmation bias is all over this site and every other site. It's pretty normal.
So long as you're on record  
Modus Operandi : 12/6/2017 1:07 pm : link
As sorta, kinda, maybe on board with the thing the majority of the Western world know happened. Minus 35% of the US.
RE: So long as you're on record  
Bill L : 12/6/2017 1:22 pm : link
In comment 13727702 Modus Operandi said:
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As sorta, kinda, maybe on board with the thing the majority of the Western world know happened. Minus 35% of the US.
Forgive me if I think it's a multi-faceted issue.
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