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  1. 3 points
    It's about paying for your crimes. Sochi might be done and over but being banned as a nation because as a nation you cheated your way to 13 gold medals would be a fit punishment. It'd send a message that this kind of shit is unacceptable. Going with "what's done is done" is irresponsible sick enabling and a mockery of the effort and sacrifices clean athletes go through during every 4 years cycle.
  2. 2 points
    Well the "good" guys tried, but missed. The whole situation of this state doping was for Sochi and it presumably ended after Sochi. So why didn't they demand all russian Sochi athletes to be DQed after those rat holes and whatnot? What has that situation have to do with Rio. Well Summer Games are way bigger than Winter. And they are now, which is huge. They would have made a mockery of Russia in front of the whole world, for something they did in the past. And it failed. I'm sure the higher powers are not happy. Erasing Sochi results won't have the same impact as this full ban would have had.
  3. 1 point
    You are right! Banned athletes shouldn't be allowed to compete. Gatlin makes me sick.
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  5. 1 point
    The decision is not so bad like somebody wants. But unfortunately we lost a lot of athletes with this politicians games. I hope IAAF can create new rules and we can see at least Isinbayeva, Shubenkov, Litvinov, Kuchina in track and field. But Olympics is still stay alive!
  6. 1 point
    Every time a Russian steps on a podium in 2016 there will be whispers. The IOC's fear of harming the Olympics has just discredited dozens of events. Maybe they should hold a special ceremony for the 4th/5th place people from now on.
  7. 1 point
    No Stepanova, great way from IOC to show a completely wrong signal Goodbye to anyone else having the courage to be a whistleblower No Efimova, best news of 2016
  8. 1 point
    thanks I'm not interested in athletics, swimming, weightlifting, cycling. Most dirty sports in the world. But very pleased that Rio will be our synchronized swimmers, gymnasts, volleyball and handball team, diver, wrestlers and boxers, fencers, and Stefania Elfutina (sailing)
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  10. 1 point
    3. The ROC is not allowed to enter any athlete for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 who has ever been sanctioned for doping, even if he or she has served the sanction. I think Efimova stay home
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  12. 1 point
    I don't care about blue track to be honest...what I find the most important things when it comes to formalities are these: - Medal ceremonies right after the event, so the emotion is still there, the athletes are still tired instead of a day later when the emotion has passed - The same music for all ceremonies, so you really get this "Olympic feeling" with every ceremony - Medal ceremonies at the venue where the medals were won The clothes that the medal presenters are wearing...I couldn't care less
  13. 1 point
    Cowards. They've failed olympism and clean athletes. This is your legacy, Mr Bach.
  14. 1 point
    In general, I don't know if I like this so much...I wish all medal ceremonies would be sort of formal. Not formal like without smiling of course, but formal in the sense that it's clear this is the big stage, not some funky hip-hop local street competition.
  15. 1 point
    I think Russia will perform in most sports (except athletics, weightlifting and swimming). The only thing I want to athletes competed under the flag of Russia, otherwise it would be a repetition of 1992, when there were already a broken country.
  16. 1 point
    His name is Maikl or Michael on english
  17. 1 point
    Badminton federation as well if I'm not mistaken, although that's not so important seeing as Russia won't win a medal there anyway normally I do expect the Russian NOC to be banned, but I also expect most Russian athletes to be in Rio (under Olympic flag).
  18. 1 point
    Grenada 7 http://www.grenadaolympic.com/index.php/10-home-articles-3/18-kirani-james-to-headline-team-grenada-for-rio-2016
  19. 1 point
    Antigua and Barbuda 9 http://www.antiguanice.com/v2/client.php?id=825&news=9407
  20. 1 point
    sends 2 athletes. As expected, both will compete in track&field by virtue of universality (men's 400 metres and women's 100 metres). Source (in french): http://lepaystchad.com/index.php/sport/273-deux-athletes-tchadiens-a-rio-2016
  21. 1 point
    sends 4 athletes (3 in track&field, 1 in swimming). Source: http://bviolympics.org/?p=2445
  22. 1 point
    I think 107 for is not correct. It should be 106 I think.
  23. 1 point
    Australia has 410 according to this.
  24. 1 point
    Austria 68 http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2016/07/15/austria-sending-68-athletes-to-rio-liu-jia-as-flag-bearer/87132698/
  25. 1 point
    Weightlifters on Entry List with Previous Doping Sanctions Men's -62kg Farkhad Kharki - 2013, Metenolone Men's -69kg Briken Calja - 2013, Androsterone Men's -77kg Andranik Karapetyan - 2013, Methyltestosterone Alexandr Spac - 2013, Stanozolol & Methyltestosterone Men's -85kg Denis Ulanov - 2013, Stanozolol Gabriel Sincraian - 2013, Stanozolol Oleksandr Pielieshenko - 2013, Stanozolol Men's -94kg Rauli Tsirekidze - 2013 Sohrab Moradi - 2013, Methadone Aurimas Didzbalis - 2012, Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone Men's -105kg Alexandr Zaichikov - 2013, Stanozolol Gaber Mohamed - 2007 Salwan Jasim Abbood Abbood - 2011, Stanozolol Bartlomiej Wojciech Bonk - 2003 Men's +105kg Gor Minasyan - 2013, Norandrosterone Jiri Orsag - 2013, Tamoxifen Lasha Talakhadze - 2013, Stanozolol Ondrej Kruzel - 2012, Drostanolone Man Asaad - 2010, Metandienone Women's -58kg Sukanya Srisurat - 2011, Methandienone Women's -69kg Darya Pachabut - 2012, Stanozolol Anastasiia Romanova - 2013, Stanozolol Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou - 2010, N-bisdesmethyl sibutramine Women's -75kg Iryna Dekha - 2013, Stanozolol Women's +75kg Kim Kuk Hyang - 2012, Methyltestosterone & Methandriol Tatiana Kashirina - 2006 Sarah Elizabeth Robles - 2013, DHEA, Testosterone, Preganediol