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All Russian Athletes Banned From Paralympics

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Russia has brazenly gone to court to appeal the decision. I hope it sticks. They're booing the Russians who're competing now in Rio.
 

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Russia has brazenly gone to court to appeal the decision. I hope it sticks. They're booing the Russians who're competing now in Rio.

The athletes themselves are privately demanding a clean Olympics.
 

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Russia has brazenly gone to court to appeal the decision. I hope it sticks. They're booing the Russians who're competing now in Rio.

That will probably depend on the offer they make.
 

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The athletes themselves are privately demanding a clean Olympics.

If I were a Mafioso, I would be privately demanding a moratorium on guns.
 

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The athletes themselves are privately demanding a clean Olympics.

Funny considering how many dopers that there are in the games... all non Russian. I know of 2 multiple offenders in the US squad.. where is the demands that these 2 get kicked out?
 

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The IPC read the McLaren Report and was astounded by the degree of Russian state-sponsored cheating going back to 2008.

Summer/Winter Olympics, Paralympics, European Championships, World Championships, all of it.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympic games, Russia won 80 Paralympic medals. Nobody else cracked 20.
 

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Funny considering how many dopers that there are in the games... all non Russian. I know of 2 multiple offenders in the US squad.. where is the demands that these 2 get kicked out?

They get tested and can lose their medals.
 

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Funny considering how many dopers that there are in the games... all non Russian. I know of 2 multiple offenders in the US squad.. where is the demands that these 2 get kicked out?

Dopers are common in the olympics, it just becomes a matter of if they get caught this time. Russia however has supported the doping of athletes since the soviet union. Germany in the past has done the same, mostly east germany, part of the soviet union.

It was used as propoganda to promote the idea that socialism was thriving rather than failing.
 

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Does anyone actually watch the paralympics?
 

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Dopers are common in the olympics, it just becomes a matter of if they get caught this time. Russia however has supported the doping of athletes since the soviet union. Germany in the past has done the same, mostly east germany, part of the soviet union.

It was used as propoganda to promote the idea that socialism was thriving rather than failing.

So has the US.. Balco comes to mind.... Lance Armstrong comes to mind...
 

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Does anyone actually watch the paralympics?


Yes its pretty big in a lot of countries! It attracted huge crowds in 2012.
 

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Does anyone actually watch the paralympics?
Cumulative audience for London was estimated at 3.8 billion viewers.

Rio 2016 will feature 23 sports, 528 events, 21 venue's, and 176 countries.
 
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