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IOC says its Olympic ban on Russia cannot be compared with Israel situation

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By Karolos Grohmann

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Fascist Russia getting desperate now in light of their rightful ban by the IOC. Best they can hope for is a smattering of individual athletes marching and competing under a white IOC flag.

What happened to their wonderful plan to hold a rival Games at the time of Paris '24, full of despot nations such as China, NK, Belarus, Iran etc?

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For those who don't like Russian athletes, what would bring more satisfaction than beating them fair and square at the games?

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The IOC just like other intl orgnisations has lost all credibility it is just a tool of the west. The IOC didn't ban the U. S for invading Iraq. Afghanistan, Libya etc resulting in the deaths of more than a million people

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Sports out of politics and vice versa. The hypocrisy and double standards of certain quarters should be highlighted.

A smattering of athletes eh... let's look at the ROC contingent at the Tokyo 2020 - 333 total athletes competing in some 30 events taking over 70 medals including 20 golds - for an overall ranking of 5th - and this is with one hand tied behind the back.

Not bad for a smattering!

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I say ban both because the similarity is they are committing war crimes, so yeah, you can compare the two. The common theme is war crimes!

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The IOC has the morals of an alley cat. Ignore anything this corruption racket says.

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 what would bring more satisfaction than beating them fair and square at the games?

Banning them from competing would

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I say ban both because the similarity is they are committing war crimes, so yeah, you can compare the two. The common theme is war crimes!

Rubbish !

Russia has invaded a sovereign country. They are intentionally murdering innocent civilians.

Israel is defending their country from terrorists. Yes, innocent people are being killed - blame Hamas !

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resulting in the deaths of more than a million people

A million ! Really !?

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Double standards are practiced no less by the IOC than by other organizations. It's just what humans do, innit?

Israel is defending their country...

But is it really their land? Millions would dispute their deeds to the territory they took. The only solution is an Arab-Jewish Federation. There, fixed it in a jiffy!

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Yeh no comparison ! Israel killed more children than Russia! Hypocy much?

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