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Russia Banned from 2018 Olympics

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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
Russia has been barred from 2018 Olympics for mass doping. This is the first time a nation has been banned for doping.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/sports/olympics/ioc-russia-winter-olympics.html
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
Why do I feel this isn't the only time in the near future we're going to be seeing Russia caught breaking international rules?

I'm not mad though. Russia kicked out of the winter Olympics? Looks like it's gonna be a sweep for Canada.

Also, dat typo.
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
Will Russia even be around 900 years from now?

The USA and Norway, maybe even Germany may have something to say about Canada winning the medal count though.
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
Being banned 900 years later? Mild punishment
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17

octorockandroll wrote:

Why do I feel this isn't the only time in the near future we're going to be seeing Russia caught breaking international rules?

I'm not mad though. Russia kicked out of the winter Olympics? Looks like it's gonna be a sweep for Canada.

Also, dat typo.


what typo?

and hardly surprising they have been doping since the 50's I mean honestly look at any russian womens swim team from the 70's and 80's
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17

uncletim wrote:



what typo?


Your title says "2918", not "2018"
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
oh crap

I am blushing now

I will just nip off and flog myself
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
But... who cares.

You just find out now? Russia has probably been doping for years.

Soo much bullshit, I mean it's Russia, the greatest of all greats

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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
Wow, I never knew the Olympic Committee had psychics on hand.
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
I wasn't really all that surprised when I heard this
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
wow make one little typo

That's it you all are going on the list

That's right I'm going Nixon on you all


j/k
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
It’s so funny how insanely hardcore the Russians went to cheat at the Olympics, yet Americans think they weren’t involved with meddling in the election.
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Posted 12/5/17 , edited 12/5/17
At first, I was confused but then I soon realized it was a mistake.
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
hasn't Russia been banned before, I know other countries have https://www.bustle.com/p/has-a-country-ever-been-banned-from-the-olympics-before-russia-was-slapped-with-unprecedented-penalties-6786324 who knows, conspiracy nuts might run with this could be an underlying attempt because of Russia's meddling where they don't belong, but catching their players doing the bad thing... but, in the past, there have been several banned for doping, not an entire country before (to my knowledge) but there have been individuals. don't follow nor care about this so I am in the dark about this sort of thing.
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
I wonder how many members of the IOC are going to mysteriously die or disappear between now and 2022.
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