Was it fair to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics? | The Tylt
The anti-doping agency WADA found evidence of state-sponsored doping of Russian athletes during the Sochi Olympics. The International Association of Athletics Federations banned Russia from the Rio Olympics. While many feel the credibility of the Olympics was at stake, others don't think banning an entire country is a fair move. It only gives the U.S. more leverage to win. What do you think?
Was it fair to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics?
Canadian law professor Richard McLaren speaks about his findings.
Wada's statements on the report:
"I am unwaveringly confident in my report" - Richard McLaren— WADA (@wada_ama) July 18, 2016
McLaren confirms laboratory operated as part of a state sponsored program - calls it the "disappearing positive" method.— WADA (@wada_ama) July 18, 2016
McLaren confirms Ministry of sport and government involvement in Russian doping program.— WADA (@wada_ama) July 18, 2016
And Russia saw it coming.
Huge questions for IOC now on Russia's place in the Rio Games. Not hyperbole to say integrity of Olympic movement at stake.— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) July 18, 2016
But Russia's fans aren't having it.
Of course the US wants Russia banned from Olympics- will boost their medal total no end. Not saying Russia *shouldn't* be banned, but still.— Alilloyd (@gheizhwinder) July 18, 2016
Haven't read the report yet,but get the idea from tweets. Glad it all was finally uncovered. Still think Russia shouldn't be banned from Rio— Elena Dyachkova (@ElenaRusAthletx) July 18, 2016