Russia has been banned from the upcoming Olympics.
It has to do with a doping scandal Russia was involved in: it was proven, the International Olympics Committee found a widespread culture of Russian athletes cheating.
Using performance enhancing drugs - needless to say they're illegal...
Nevertheless, Putin says Russian athletes won't boycot the Olympics. They'll be there, in full force, they just won't be awarded any medals - no matter the quality of their performance...
That's the punishment for being so familiar with performance-enhancing drugs.
The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company stated that if Russia was banned from actually competing in the Olympics they refuse to broadcast the event happening in South Korea next year.
Is this unfair to those Russian athletes who actually put in the effort and did everything by the book? Of course it's unfair!
But with these kinds of regimes...all people pay for the sins of the many...or even the few...
What do you think of all of this? Is it fair? Unfair?
Should they just have tested
Most Helpful Opinions
I am glad they are banned it was about time someone stepped up to the plate and banned the dopers of the sport who figured they are so above ground no one would ever catch them, I think eventually the Olympics are going to be scrapped anyways as it seems to me that every year they get more and more expensive to put on for the two weeks they are there for.. then once it is over those costly places that were built by mostly taxpayers are abandoned
and besides there are way to many sporting things going on now.. where does it all end, I would like to see the money wasted on things like those events go towards fixing this planet and stopping the starvation that many countries and people go through on a regular basis, but that probably will not happen as this is a greed stricken planet and a corrupt world we live in where money is power and the governments that could make a huge difference choose mostly to turn a blind eye in the name of that power and greed.. all one can do is hope thee world one day clues in before it is just to late to do anything about it, my opinion and I am entitled to it same as anyone else thank you take care now.