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Like it or not Russians, Belarusians will compete in world sports..

"No to neutral athletes"..

Bunch of losers, LOL !!..

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Then ban all athletes from countries who are at war. It is not right to punish individuals for the actions of their government.

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Selective displays of virtue.

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They won't be missed - except by fans of fascism - and state-sponsored mass doping.

Withdraw unconditionally from sovereign Ukraine - then, and only then - will fascist Russia and puppet state Belarus possibly be allowed back into world events.

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Don't punish the general public. Punish scum like Putin and Xi

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Nothing new under the Sun. Enemy status validation takes all kinds of shapes and forms.

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apply same rule for all.

I can agree with this. Ban any aggressor invading nation from all international sports, unless they are preventing mass killings by the local govt with their invasion. Preventing genocide needs an exception. Heck, any country performing genocide via short or long-term methods (forced birth control based on ethnicity) also need to be banned.

I think this is the current list of invading countries: Russia, China, Turkey, Israel, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana.

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apply same rule for all.

remove and ban all of US athletes.this may be a good standard.apply same standard.


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because the sport’s governing body isn’t expected to rule on their eligibility until it’s too late for them to enter.

How convenient.

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> theFuToday  11:05 am JST

I think this is the current list of invading countries: Russia, China, Turkey, Israel, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana.

Israel is an invaded country.

Just to modify your list.

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You also forgot Saudi Arabia.

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on top of list is USA,you just "forgot"...

The US has no current invasion underway anywhere. Care to list where the US is trying to overthrow a govt or occupy a country using military force? When the US was in Afghanistan, that was definitely an invasion. Same for Iraq in 2001. They were poorly done.

Small specops teams should have been used instead for both 2001 actions. The Afghani govt hiding bin Laden was justification for some level of action. He killed 3000+ people. It wasn't sufficient reason to kill 10s of thousands of Afghans, no matter how distasteful the Taliban were and currently are. It was a mistake, but hindsight is easy. Russia learned the same lesson there.

The first US war in the early 1990s with Iraq was 100% justified. They invaded another country. Bush-I didn't have the balls to remove Saddam Hussein from power. The 2001 action there was due to bad intelligence and Hussein trying to keep his neighbors wondering if he had WMDs or not. The problem is that the USA was on a WMD hunt and the conflicting stories carefully leaked by Hussein had good and bad outcomes. It kept his close neighbors away, but the US wanted to be 100% certain no WMDs were left. Conflicting information = bad intelligence. We know today that Iraq had destroyed all their WMD capabilities and stockpiles in the mid-1990s. They were even cleaning up those areas multiple times, which is part of the confusion for international inspectors. Why cleanup a location if it was already without any chemical weapons? It was because Hussein didn't want even more sanctions if a tiny sample turned up positive, not because they had any chemical weapons anymore. Of course, in a now-famous blunder, US intelligence took the extra cleanup as "something to hide".

Israel is invading Palestine, but some other areas, like where Israeli settlements have been placed. They use force.

UAE invaded Yemen a few years ago, without approval, but pulled out.

A number of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, have been involved in Yemeni issues. There's a difference with a coalition of countries agrees to perform military actions and when 1 country does it. Houthis dissolved the Yemeni government ... which makes them invaders. I consider the 12 coalition countries in Yemen now as peace keepers, not invaders.

China invaded islands of the Philippines. Let's not forget that. Plus they have border disagreements with Nepal and India, instigated by China. I don't count Tibet, since Tibet has been a province of China and Tibetans have used Chinese passports for many, many, decades - over 60 yrs.

I do not consider Russians in Belarus to be an invasion. The Belarusian govt seems to have invited them - or at least agreed. Once that dictator is removed, things will change in Belarus for the better.

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Very good decision, Russians and Belarusians must not attend any sport event. Every time when I watch the news from the Ukraine I cannot believe this can happen in Europe in 2023...

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Don't punish the general public. Punish scum like Putin and Xi...

Those people enabled Putin and Xi to be their own dictators and invaders of their neighbors. The 80% of Russians support Putin's war in Ukraine and the people from China are protesting against a visit by Taiwan's leader, Tsai. They are actively enabling Putin and Xi. They are not innocent.

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