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Re: Olympics
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2022, 07:58:32 pm »
Honestly, what did you expect?

Skater Did Test Positive for Banned Drug, Making Mockery of IOC Decision to Let Russians Compete

The young Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva did indeed test positive for a banned heart drug, it was confirmed Friday.
That revelation makes a mockery of IOC claims to be tackling doping properly, and calls into question the decision to let Russian athletes compete at the Olympics despite proven state-sponsored doping. And it led to a warning from the head of the U.S. anti-doping agency that U.S. prosecutors might directly target Russian individuals involved in the skater’s case if they are not held to account.
On Monday, Valieva became the first woman to land quad jumps in Olympic competition as she led the Russians to team gold in the opening event in Beijing with a performance that marked her out as the sport's brightest new star.

Next day, however, as the Russians prepared to collect their gold medals, news finally reached Beijing she had tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine, which is usually used to treat angina but can be used to improve blood flow and boost endurance.

According to the timeline given by the ITA, Talieva was provisionally suspended by the Russian anti-doping agency that same day. The suspension was lifted on appeal on Wednesday by a Russian disciplinary panel, allowing her to resume training in Beijing yesterday.

Now that decision is itself being challenged by the International Olympic Committee, which is appealing at the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport for her to be barred from next week’s individual figure skating competition. The Russians could have their team medal stripped from them and it handed to their American rivals—although they insist it was won fairly.

Confirmation of the failed drugs test comes as a huge blow for the IOC, which was much criticized for allowing Russian athletes to compete at last year’s Tokyo Summer Games and in Beijing despite Russia itself being banned from international events because of systematic doping.

Under a messy compromise, the athletes compete under the banner of the Russian Olympic Committee rather than Russia itself—although they still consider themselves a team and Russian President Vladimir Putin proudly joined the guests of honor at the Beijing opening ceremony.

Turanians will take as much as the rest of the world lets them get away with taking. Hitler was correct all along.