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Sports bodies ask IOC to allow Russians as neutrals for 2024 Olympics

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Thuban

Well put old boy

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Keep a very close eye on them.

Notorious dope fiends.

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The very best supporters of fascist Russia will get is a smattering of their athletes marching in under the white Olympic flag, alongside with stateless athletes and refugees. That is the very best they can hope for.

If any of them have stated any support on social media for Fascist Russia's invasion of Ukraine - or indeed if they have served with the Russian military - they are not going to get into Paris.

So, at best a little rabble of Russian athletes under the white flag. And as Jimizo stated - they will be tested and watched like a hawk - because we all know Russians are notorious cheats.

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Russia and Russian coaches have proved over and over and over again that they won't follow the rules of competition, specifically around using banned performance enhancing drugs and supplements.

Nothing short of a full ban will work. For the last 10 yrs, lessor bans have failed to actually change the Russian sports machine into following the rules. Perhaps a complete ban will finally get their attention? They should have been totally banned 10 yrs ago.

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Let them in without their flag, without their anthem, without their Tchaikovsky. Will be an education as to their country's standing in the world.

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Let them in without their flag, without their anthem, without their Tchaikovsky. Will be an education as to their country's standing in the world.

They've done that and nothing changed in Russian sports. They still cheat. Russian Sports is laughing every time they violate the rules, get caught, yet aren't banned. No more.

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