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Phil asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 12 months ago

Is it true that Russia has been banned from the next Olympics ? and does that also include the Winter Olympics and the ParaOlympics ?

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  • 12 months ago
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    --  Russian teams have been banned from ALL international sporting events for 4 years although, individual Russians, proven to be clean of drugs, may participate under a neutral banner/flag.

    --  The ban on the nation is because, as a nation, they have openly violated drug bans.

    --  With individuals, many are banned because of drugs, but they did that as individuals, not as a nation and some of the bans on individuals were caused by accidentally taking banned substances without knowingly doing so, while other did it deliberately.

  • 12 months ago

    Such hypocrisy when everyone else indulges in the International Chemical Games.

    Let Russia compete; and lose their medals if caught out doping.No, I'm not a Russian troll either.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Yes. Their 'clean' athletes can compete but not represent Russia.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    Individual athletes may be able to compete but not as representatives of Russia.

    Russia is banned due to the widespread doping conspiracy and lack of cooperation with international anti-doping agencies.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    what do these people have in common?

    Lance Armstrong

    1984 Los Angeles games, U.S. cycling team

    Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome

    Ben Johnson

    Marion Jones

    Maria Sharapova

    Tyson Gay

    Diego Maradona

    Anderson Silva

    Roy Jones Jr

    Shane Warne

    Shoaib Akhtar

    Alberto Contador

    Matt Stevens

    Linford Christie

    Alain Baxter

    Martina Hingis

    Michelle Smith

    Dwain Chambers

    Marco Pantani

    this list can go on and on and on

  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    12 months ago

    Yes it includes those, but a Russian can still participate as an independent.

  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    They have been banned from all major sporting competitions for 4 years. 

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