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Posted On: 2017-12-05 14:31:38
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Russian Olympic Committee banned from 2018 Winter Games! What?


Russian Olympic team has been banned from 2018 Winter Games! WOW!
Does this sound like a fair action or one politically motivated to damage Russia standing in the World court of opinion? Specially given the fact that World Cup is going to be in Russia in 2018 which is by far the greatest sporting event in the World.
What do you think about this?

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5 days 17 hours ago

really bizarre ruling by Olympic Committee. Surely not all Russian Winter Olympic team is guilty of doping. This is collective punishment of the sort the Nazis would inflict on Russians for standing up to them.
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5 days 4 hours ago
This is a very well apt analogy. To punish the entire Russian youth who have worked their heart and soul to attend the Winter Olympic, for wrong doing of a few officials, alleged and not proven even, is indeed tantamount to Nazi collective punishment Russians during WWII.
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4 days 22 hours ago
Yes, what is even Bizarre is this statement by IOC that Russian athletes can appear under a Neutral flag and not Russian flag. What the Hell does that mean? I mean should a Russian athlete win Gold, and stands on the Gold podium, which flag are they going to raise and whose National anthem are they going to Play? Maybe Disney flag and Mickey-mouse anthem :)

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5 days 17 hours ago

WOW what a colossal stupid thing Olympic committee has done. Smells of pure Politics to me.
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5 days 21 hours ago

Goodbye 2018 Winter Games! Hello going for long Bike rides and taking my Dog for walks in the park.
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5 days 17 hours ago
You know what is amazing is that few Months after the Winter Olympic, the greatest sporting event on EARTH, which is the World Cup will be happening in Russia! Hum.
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5 days 17 hours ago
Yes, that makes it even more bizarre. That is how do you go and ban Russia from Winter Olympic 2018n when she is the host country for World Cup 2018!
What a joke :(
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5 days 4 hours ago
This hate for Russia and all things Russia is stupid.
Now if you want to ban countries from the Olympics, why not ban all the countries that sponsor Islamic Terrorists?
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5 days 4 hours ago
1st, the Country that "sponsor Islamic Terrorists" is the Islamic State of Saudi Arabia, which Saudi Arabia is loved by Trump and Military Industrial Complex, including Obama and Clinton, as Trumps 1st visit was to Islamic State of Saudi Arabia and proudly announced his trip a great success by signing the biggest Arm deals with Islamic State of Saudi Arabia.

2nd, totally agree with you that this "hate for Russia and all things Russia is stupid".
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5 days 4 hours ago
No. The chief sponsor of Islamic Terrorism- actually sponsors - are the FBI and CIA.
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5 days 2 hours ago
Well you are right about that of course, but you need to add to that list the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) whose latest bastard child is Trump, and resulting support for Islamic State of Saudi Arabia and hence Wars on secular Muslim countries such as Saddam's Iraq, Assad's Syria, etc. which lead to the so called ISIS. But of course many know that ISIS = Israel State Intelligent Services. But this thread is about Russia being banned from Olympic, so lets keep it there.
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5 days 2 hours ago
No country should be banned from the Olympics but I really wish one of two things would happen with them.
I would prefer the Olympics be banned.
If not that, I wish they would pick one place for the winter and summer Olympics and set them there forever and ever - and stop spending taxpayer dollars in any country for stupid sports.
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4 days 22 hours ago
Well a Country should be banned from Olympics if they are fomenting War and Genocide. But No country should banned, as Russia has been, based on alleged doping by a few bad Apples. And Olympics bring incredible amount of development and Tax revenues and overall growth to whatever City & Country where they are hosted. So to say that "stop spending taxpayer dollars in any country for stupid sports", is being "Penny Wise and Pound foolish".
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4 days 22 hours ago
Mu comment also includes not subsidizing any professional sport teams in this country. Let all teams and all event organizers pay for the games. They all get rich off of them and there isn't a single sporting event that is needed. The vast majority of the people in any country and in the entire world never follow sports or go to any of the games.
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4 days 21 hours ago
Well Olympics are special category of sporting events, as they are not professional sports so they must be financed by Government of the City/Country hosting them. But Olympics bring such ROI short term and long term that they are great investment on many levels. Now if you want to talk about Government not spending Tax payer Money, then lets cut the Military budgets World Wide, starting with the Gargantuan Military budget of US which at $700-Bill per Year is equal to 100 Olympics per Year!
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4 days 5 hours ago
Rather than cut military budget, why not increase and charge all the countries where troops are stationed for the cost of the troops?
And all the sports are professional because all the athletes make money. Some even get rich.
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4 days 3 hours ago
Why not cut the Free Military that we are giving to other Countries and invest that money in American People & Cities. Put simply: WHY are the American People giving $200 Billion per Year in FREE Military to the Richer European Union people?
And most of the athletes are anything but rich, a few like 0.1% are.
Now about Russia being banned from Winter Olympic, what a bullock.
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3 days 4 hours ago
That works too.

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5 days 23 hours ago

If Russia is not going to be in the 2018 Winter Games, then I say boycott these games as being a joke.
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5 days 21 hours ago
They had to ruin the Olympic too :(
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5 days 17 hours ago
You can count me out 2. Guess better get out my own Skis this Feb.

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