WADA recommends a 4 year ban for Russian Athletes

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  1. LeHab

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    Russian athletes face 4-year ban from WADA, including Tokyo Olympics

    initial report (paywalled) WADA Committee Recommends Russia Face New Olympic Ban

    WADA this time is going after Russia with a bigger hammer. Appeals are expected should these recommendations be accepted.
     
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    Would Russians be truly thrown out or could they circumvent it like in the winter Olympics by calling themselves something else than Russians?
     
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    They won't do anything, then one month before, all registered athletes will receive a surprise letter saying they are banned, and a family member must take their place.
     
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    Think about a country like India. A huge country which has nuclear weapons and a space programmer.

    One thing sticks out about India. The number of Olympic medals India has won is really low. Much lower than many much smaller countries.

    And guess what. It doesn't seem to bother India one little bit.
     
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    uggh just maddening at this point. I expect to be reading news like these post 2030. WADA can't go away from its own rules and the ruling class of a country that is exclusively build on an illusion of greatness won't go away from its BS, so this is just the natural development of things.
     
  6. Jussi

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    They specifically suggest clean athletes be allowed to compete as a "unified/neutral team". There's very prominent Russian athletes criticizing vocally the people in power for screwing the athletes over. Women's high jump world champion Maria Lasitskene is one such athlete.
     
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    Russians shocked at call for four-year sports ban over doping

    Glad to see an honest response.
     
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    Its because they don't care about Olympic sports. What do you think the reactions are if they lose to Pakistan (or really anyone) at Cricket?
     
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    FIFA and UEFA don't care about WADA. The same can be said about IIHF. All other sports I don't give a f*** for...
     
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    Most difficult and tragic? WTF? Nobody's dying. Why ppl always want to inflate the importance of their activity?
     
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    Sports is tragedy. In so many ways.
     
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    I was also kind of wondering that is WADA some supreme authority in sports so that it can impose an all-around ban on a country in any sports. Surely not.
     
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    What, you don't like curling ??
     
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    WADA are an instrument all sports governing bodies and top leagues use.
     
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    Russia at least in principle banned from the Olympics as well as the IIHF World Championships for four years as recommended. The IIHF has already declared that it would be impossible to move the 2023 tournament away from Russia and the ban does thus not apply.
     
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    Sooo giving cheaters a pass?
     
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    Does this apply to U20 tournament or just the mens tournament?
     
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    Are we aware of any specific Russian hockey players who’ve doped?

    The whole “neutral flag” thing would be fairly awkward to try and pull off for hockey I’d imagine, I think I’d rather them play as Russia, have another strong team in there.
     
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    They did it at the Olympics already.
     
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    From my understanding people who had the correct papers could apply for an exception. So why not just let players who get approved participate rather than going "Screw wada, too much effort".
     
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    There's already multiple precedents of a neutral team.
     
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    Accroding to IIHF, WADA ban won't have any impact on WJC 2023 and WHC 2023 in Russia, as to Russian team at the Olympics, it's up to IOC.
     
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    Meaning hosting.
     
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    Olympics for hockey became meaningless so I don’t even care about it other than being embarrassed for the country
     
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    They'll circumvent again, and use a different name, but many of their athletes will be banned under even tiniest suspicion of impropriety.

    There will also be appeals, which will have an effect going forward.
     

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