Russian President Putin won't boycott Pyeongchang Olympics
08 December, 2017, 01:59 | Author: Katrina Soto
The decision must have infuriated Russian President Vladimir Putin, who considers sporting events indicators of national character and sporting victories a source of national pride.
The chairman of that disciplinary panel, Swiss lawyer Denis Oswald, reported about prosecuting Russian athletes implicated in cheating at Sochi. Throughout the Cold War, Soviet bloc competitors were dogged by doping allegations, and they were periodically proven but usually well after the fact. An athlete is monitored 365 days a year.
In July 2016, the International Olympic Committee set up two separate commissions to probe doping abuse allegations in Russian sports as well as the alleged involvement of state officials in manipulations with performance enhancing drugs, particularly at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi. Those allegations prompted WADA and the International Olympic Committee to launch two more investigations, both of which confirmed Rodchenkov's charges.
An IOC commission, led by Samuel Schmid, established that Russian Federation allegedly employed a system of manipulations with doping samples collected from national athletes.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that Russian Federation is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics set for next February in PyeongChang, South Korea, over doping concerns, Xinhua reported.
"As the president said yesterday while expressing his view of the situation surrounding the IOC's decision, the reason is that there are still a lot of unanswered questions".
Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics - just not with their anthem playing or their nation's flag rising above them. It is a noble sentiment, but those athletes can not be made whole.
Richard McLaren, whose reports into Russian doping provided much of the basis for Tuesday's decision, told CNN that the scandal was a "sad commentary on sport", but added that he was pleased his work had been confirmed by the IOC.
Pro-Kremlin media focused on discrediting Grigory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower who gave evidence of a state-controlled doping programme in which he played a central role.
As of Tuesday, any of those Russian athletes who meet specific competition standards and drug testing requirements will be able to compete but will be barred from wearing their Russian uniforms and will trade their home country's flag for that of the Olympics.
A Russian lawmaker declared that "we won't apologize. This should draw a line under this damaging episode and serve as a catalyst for a more effective anti-doping system led by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)", he added. Even before the International Olympic Committee reallocates the stripped medals, the United States has the most total medals and Norway has the most golds. Their readiness to look away has tainted their sports and their showcase competitions. "We have to make that clear and make sure that it doesn't happen again".
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