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Blanket Ban on Russia!
« on: December 10, 2019, 04:47:05 AM »
With the winter Olympics approaching surely this is unnecessarily cruel.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 06:14:17 AM »
With the winter Olympics approaching surely this is unnecessarily cruel.

Individuals can still participate at neutrals. Also banned from Tokyo 2020, 2022 Winter Olympics and Qatar World Cup 2022.

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 06:19:01 AM »
Well I just think it's another chilling example of the polarisation of society.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 06:31:35 AM »
Individuals can still participate at neutrals. Also banned from Tokyo 2020, 2022 Winter Olympics and Qatar World Cup 2022.

There's irony for you.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2019, 06:59:41 AM »
A blanket ban covering Qatar may seem ridiculous but they can have very cold nights.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2019, 04:13:51 PM »
Dr. beaker, I for one understand what you're doing here. You absolute quilt

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2019, 04:27:29 PM »
Dr. beaker, I for one understand what you're doing here. You absolute quilt
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2019, 04:41:13 PM »
Sounds like a cover up to me
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2019, 04:44:57 PM »
They don't really have to miss all those sporting events, duvet?

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2019, 04:50:18 PM »
They don't really have to miss all those sporting events, duvet?


Eiderdownplayed it if that was the case.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2019, 09:47:44 PM »
This throws up questions in my opinion. A country supposedly running an institutionalised doping regime finishes 4th in the medal table at the most recent Summer games but no questions are being asked of the countries managing to outperform them? I can't help but think Russia are getting the raw end of the deal here.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2019, 09:50:54 PM »
This throws up questions in my opinion. A country supposedly running an institutionalised doping regime finishes 4th in the medal table at the most recent Summer games but no questions are being asked of the countries managing to outperform them? How good must the athletes in those nations be if they're winning clean against apparently doped Russians? What it seems to me is Russia are being hung out to dry because their politics are unpopular.

Every countries athletes are tested or are you insinuating that WADA are bent ?
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2019, 09:52:23 PM »
Every countries athletes are tested or are you insinuating that WADA are bent ?

I'm just not sure what to make of Russia apparently doping their athletes but aren't exactly dominating. They must be really bad at it.

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2019, 10:32:19 PM »
I'm just not sure what to make of Russia apparently doping their athletes but aren't exactly dominating. They must be really bad at it.

Evidently but the drugs don't turn an average runner into Bolt.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2019, 02:30:17 AM »
How will the Russians survive the winter without Blankets? Its really cold up there. Who ever has banned them should reconsider.

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2019, 06:00:18 AM »
How will the Russians survive the winter without Blankets? Its really cold up there. Who ever has banned them should reconsider.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2019, 09:29:05 AM »
As a wool, this is concerning ...
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2019, 03:45:39 PM »
Since Football doesn't need the Olympics, needless to say, Russia should be allowed to participate in FIFA games. Any orders should be disobeyed. Russia's doping programme covered individual sports aimed at Sochi 2014 and as far as I know there's no proof of it involving their football clubs or national team to my knowledge. DQ'ing Russia's football players from the World Cup because Wada are kicking up a fuss makes no sense whatsoever.

If they then want to kick out Football from the Olympics (that is a shadow of its former self anyway) then who the hell cares? I've not watched the Olympics since 2008 and have absolutely no interest in it. The people who watch it usually do for the athletics alone or the skiing in winter. Still the World Cup surpassed it a long time ago.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2019, 04:38:29 PM »
I think, Linudden, since these were state-sponsored doping programs, the whole nation and sports should be affected by the ban.

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
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Allowing them to participate in the World Cup would really cushion the blow to the Russians.

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2019, 06:34:02 PM »
Allowing them to participate in the World Cup would really cushion the blow to the Russians.
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2019, 06:45:18 PM »
As a wool, this is concerning ...
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2019, 11:16:22 PM »
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2019, 07:39:14 AM »
Weave got to spread the word.
well i agree a blanket ban is a bit draconian for the winter olympics its not such a big deal for Qatar but sheet it is a tricky one
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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2019, 08:14:55 AM »
Allowing them to participate in the World Cup would really cushion the blow to the Russians.

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Re: Blanket Ban on Russia!
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2019, 08:46:28 AM »
As a wool, this is concerning ...
not if you cotton on to the idea the process is as smooth as silk to understand,
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