Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Russia banned from Olympic

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to ban Russian athletes from participating the winter games in 2018. IOC also ordered Russia to pay 15 million USD for the compensation for damage due to organizational doping scandal occurred in the last Olympic games. The Russian government denied organizational concern of doping there.

The Guardian: Russia banned from Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping

Russian athletes were also banned from the previous Rio Olympic. Thus, this issue has not been fixed yet despite years of negotiation.

My past entry: Rio Olympic endangered by Russian doping issue

According to the article above, the Russian whistleblower's confession seems to be trustworthy. The National or organizational concern of doping is not so fantastic conspiracy, I think.

However, this issue has entered the new stage, in my opinion, of political power game. The decision of IOC might be interpreted as the declined presence of Russia in recent. I am concerned with he next move of Putin.

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