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Old December 5th, 2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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This is good news, it means we have a chance win again.

Good on the IOC for going through with this and not changing their mind at the last minute like they did for the last Olympics.

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The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, following a vote on Tuesday.

However, it allows for individual Russian athletes "under strict conditions" to compete as an "Olympic Athlete from Russia [OAR]" without their national flag or anthem, according to a release from the IOC.

Russia could refuse the offer to compete as neutrals and boycott the Games, which are scheduled for Feb. 9-25. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said it would be humiliating for Russia to compete without national symbols.

Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, who investigated state-sponsored doping in Russia on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency, told CBC News there's a "high probability" that Russia would boycott these Games and prohibit any of its athletes from competing.

"We've never seen this kind of extensive sanctioning of a country and the officials within a country, McLaren said. "I congratulate the IOC in its decision. It confirms my findings in the investigation that I conducted for WADA."
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Old December 6th, 2017, 12:30 PM   #2
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That's good. Russia have been winning too much, and most of the Russians who were in the 2014 Olympics have been tested positive for banned substances.
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Old December 6th, 2017, 01:02 PM   #3
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But why ban Russia? Why not ban individual athletes?

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Good. Shows the world that even powerful countries aren't exempt from the rules.
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This is good news, it means we have a chance win again.
Ah, the Winter Olympics, Canada's quadrennial moment to shine.
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Old December 6th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #6
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But why ban Russia? Why not ban individual athletes?
Because they were found guilty of state sponsored doping and refuse to admit they did anything wrong.

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Because they were found guilty of state sponsored doping and refuse to admit they did anything wrong.
This. I do think it is good they are allowing individuals from Russia still compete if they are found clean. It will be interesting to see if Russia will allow them compete or if they will not let any of them compete now. While those who would compete for Russia would technically be doing so independently, in reality they would still be representing Russia. SO I wonder if Russia will allow them to for that reason or if they will boycott entirely(because let's face it, if they don't want anyone competing, even if they are clean, then the said individuals are still not going to compete).

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This. I do think it is good they are allowing individuals from Russia still compete if they are found clean. It will be interesting to see if Russia will allow them compete or if they will not let any of them compete now. While those who would compete for Russia would technically be doing so independently, in reality they would still be representing Russia. SO I wonder if Russia will allow them to for that reason or if they will boycott entirely(because let's face it, if they don't want anyone competing, even if they are clean, then the said individuals are still not going to compete).
In the past, Putin has threatened a boycott of Russian athletes if the IOC banned Russia participation. However, in the wake of this decision, Putin is claiming that there won't be any boycott. However, some notable Russian politicians are pushing for a boycott, so the issue is still up in the air. IMO, they will allow the Russian athletes to participate, but that's just me.
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My instant reaction was Canada still has a chance to win at hockey but now apparently the hockey team will compete under a neutral flag or something?


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Old December 10th, 2017, 01:45 AM   #10
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My instant reaction was Canada still has a chance to win at hockey but now apparently the hockey team will compete under a neutral flag or something?
That was my first thought too that the Russians would compete under another flag, like Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, or Moldova.

Maybe the USA will have a good chance to win hockey gold!
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That was my first thought too that the Russians would compete under another flag, like Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, or Moldova.

Maybe the USA will have a good chance to win hockey gold!
I still like Canada's chances in hockey over the US!

But how weird will it be? "Here comes Kazakhstan. Leading the rush is Kovalchuk and Datsyuk."


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Old December 10th, 2017, 05:17 PM   #12
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I still like Canada's chances in hockey over the US!

But how weird will it be? "Here comes Kazakhstan. Leading the rush is Kovalchuk and Datsyuk."
I kind of agree with you Canada has a better chance in hockey than the USA.

It would too weird if Kazakhstan made it to the gold metal game against Canada!!
If that happened, I would wear red and white when watching the game.
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That was my first thought too that the Russians would compete under another flag, like Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, or Moldova.
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But how weird will it be? "Here comes Kazakhstan. Leading the rush is Kovalchuk and Datsyuk."
Most of the Russian players couldn't change teams anyway and if they could they wouldn't be able to switch back and represent Russia again.

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Maybe the USA will have a good chance to win hockey gold!
Nah no chance they'll have a couple good players but the rest will probably end up being a bunch of plugs from the NCAA. You might have a chance against Slovenia tho.

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It would too weird if Kazakhstan made it to the gold metal game against Canada!!
If that happened, I would wear red and white when watching the game.
And really hard since Kazakhstan didn't qualify for the Olympics.

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brilliant. they deserve it
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They deserve it.

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brilliant. they deserve it
Brilliant would have been to ban them from the Rio Olympics, now its just good.

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usa and canada just afraid to lose Putin team, it's a main reason for banning
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Brilliant would have been to ban them from the Rio Olympics, now its just good.
yes, agreed.
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