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Team figure skating award ceremony for Russians, U.S., Japan delayed by legal issue

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"Legal issue"? Suspicious.

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Russia, China, US, and Japan merrily competing in the suspension of disbelief boycott Winter games. I thought it would be fine, don’t know what to think about any of it with this actually, with that headline

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Anytime Russia is involved there is potential for skullduggery of some sort.

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See, This is why I don't watch anymore, This has happened to the Jumpers too, something about their suits

One other thing, Those Pandas look scary

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Well there you go.

No-one can claim many of us didn't warn that this event would be a total disaster.

10 ( +16 / -6 )

Really have no idea what this could be about, not like you really get doping scandals or anything in skating. Did some competitor not meet some prerequisite?

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Russia was accused of doping again.

9 ( +19 / -10 )

@just…I think so too, Russia can’t stop cheating it seems.

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Wow. No details were released but people already pointing to Russia.

Can't stop loving the Olympics...

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Maybe one of the figure skaters were wearing an illegal flying-squirrel ski jumping pants.

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I wonder if it is a transgender dispute??? The plot thickens

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I wonder if it is a transgender dispute??? The plot thickens

Which of the figure skaters has an Adam’s apple like she’s just swallowed a ballcock?

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Russia, China, US, and Japan merrily competing in the suspension of disbelief boycott Winter games.

And to be quite honest, I dont know what to think about what you wrote above here

I thought it would be fine, don’t know what to think about any of it with this actually, with that headline

What did you think would be "fine?"

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Doping Russia, China is now their buddy, so they are looking out for them. The IOC members do not want to get poisoned by little pouting Puti!

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Well..if you notice the photos only 2 teams are there ,or one and half of the team is represented.

Naturally everyone expects doping by the Russian team.

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Nobody believes the doping farce anymore.

the anti-Russiaites will pull the fake vaccine card…

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Nobody believes the doping farce anymore.

What doping farce? It's a documented historical fact.

That's why they're called the "Russian Olympic Committee", not the Russian national team.

Of course, it's just stupid semantics. They shouldn't be allowed to compete at all.

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Use of a prohibited product ?

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non-regulation equipment, doping, misidentification, covid someting or other, swearing, singing racy limericks, incorrect forms, bad hair day, It would be nice to narrow dow what this is about.

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Of course, it's just stupid semantics. They shouldn't be allowed to compete at all.

It's not semantics really. The ROC subsidized/supported the doping of some of it's athletes, so why do all of them have to pay for the actions of the committee?

It's like you want to punish the innocent for the actions of the leaders.

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Wow. No details were released but people already pointing to Russia.

Not here, but other news cited “doping”.

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I just got word they're actually now consulting with Vladdy boy to see if he's willing to give up invading the Ukraine in exchange for the golds.

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So, will Russia change its name again in the following Olympics?

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According to other forums it has to do with a drug test conducted before the Olympics on a ROC member.

For team sports, if one player is disqualified the whole team is disqualified.

Even though Japan is in 3rd place, it can, in theory win gold due to points system if they apply them that way, it is wait and see.

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They're probably trying to figure out just how doped the Russian athletes were by their government.

I don't even know why they let Russians compete anymore. It makes a mockery of the games, by letting one group of dopers compete with everyone else.

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If there's one team that's crystal clear it's the figure skating team.

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To Anyone accusing Russian Athletes of Doping! I guess you have proof of your accusation!

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To Anyone accusing Russian Athletes of Doping! I guess you have proof of your accusation

Their entire country is banned from the Olympics for doping. Lots of proof was provided. Look at Sochi. The question isn’t if Russian athletes are doping, the question is how much they’re doping, and how they’re trying to get away with it.

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To Anyone accusing Russian Athletes of Doping! I guess you have proof of your accusation!

Uh why do you think they compete under the "Russian Olympic Committee/ROC" banner instead of just "Russia"?

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Here is what South China Morning Post is reporting on the matter:

https://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/3166450/winter-olympics-russian-figure-skater-who-won-gold-fails-drug-test?module=live&pgtype=homepage

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The problem for everyone in the CIO is she is less than 16y/o…

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"Team" figure skating? What a joke. No wonder I don't watch that crap anymore.

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Here is what South China Morning Post is reporting on the matter:

https://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/3166450/winter-olympics-russian-figure-skater-who-won-gold-fails-drug-test?module=live&pgtype=homepage

I'm not a gambling man, but I'd bet on the Russians doping, only because it's as sure as any bet has ever been. The idea that the Russians weren't doping, is frankly ludicrous. Maybe something else also happened besides the Russian doping, but there is zero percent chance that the Russians weren't doped.

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You can change their name from Russia to ROC - whatever that is - but you can't change their cheating nature.

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According to a report by ESPN it's the 15 year old skater from Russia that tested positive.

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/33254263/russian-figure-skater-kamila-valieva-tested-positive-banned-drug-according-reports

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We didn't even need the data to write the article: Russian dopes at Olympics.

It's a 100% guarantee at the Olympics. Only a complete and utter fool believes that any of them aren't doping.

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Wasn't Russia banned from international competition for 2 Olympic cycles? Appears another 2 cycles is needed with 100% blockage of Russia from all international games - ZERO athletes.

Need to get the point across to their leaders. Passed time for Russian coaches to be banned for life from their respective sports too. Clean house. 100%.

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