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IOC confirms Russian athletes can compete at Paris Olympics with approved neutral status

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By GRAHAM DUNBAR

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Bravo to Tom Bach.

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Russia and Russians practiced doping as state policy. They deserve the collective punishment that S. Africa got for Apartheid.

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IOC don't want to totally cut of the Russian flow of cash into their perverted slush funds.

Please just cancel the Olympics for good.

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factchecker

There is no evidence of your conspiracy theory, please retract it, they are totally unfounded.

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Big deal! They're still competing. Nothing really changes.

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Does that mean any athlete who has expressed approval or support for poo tin and or his genocidal invasion of Ukraine will be banned and only those who denounce the invasion will be permitted to compete? Otherwise it is obvious the IOC only care for the cash.

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100million rubble per "approval".

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It's absolutely NOT about it being "unfair" to the athletes. Athletes go to the Olympics to represent their countries. It's the only reason they are there. Ban them!

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lets wait until rusophobia of local russian experts will reach its climax.

good move IOC next games with flag as usual.

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Excellent..

Anyway, still Russian..

GO RUSSIA..

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

What out for doping.

Notorious for it.

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*watch

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Now they need to change refugee team (which should be the Russia team) to not have red, white, and blue as the colors.

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EastmanToday 09:42 am JST

lets wait until rusophobia of local russian experts will reach its climax.

good move IOC next games with flag as usual.

You yourself say there will be no ceasefire without surrender and Russia has found ways to get banned even before Putin's War. Could be awhile.

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Use the Russian urine samples to clean the bogs. I can imagine they’ve got more kick than caustic soda.

Use sparingly. Could eat through the porcelain.

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lets wait until rusophobia

For starters, not body is scared of an organized crime outfit masquerading as a country, so “Russophobia” is not accurate.

It’s about ostracizing a gang of thugs using doping in the advancement of sport washing.

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Funds transfers obviously been completed.

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Olympic Games are world class competitions. Athletes as human beings should be encouraged to celebrate ongoingness and togetherness in the quadrennial showpiece. All the best to the organizers, participants, and fans at the Olympic festivities in Paris.

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but only dozens are likely to compete in Paris as individuals. Russia remains banned from team sports.

Only dozens, no teams

It's not like a lot of them. Some would say token

There are some Russians who are against the invasion or are not cheating (such as those who do not compete within Russia, and thus are tested by that other country's anti-doping agency)

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