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2021-07-26 9:00:06 PM  

AlgaeRancher: So who beat us at men's volleyball?


The Japanese national team
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2021-07-26 9:07:58 PM  

ColonelCathcart: 92 doesn't count?


Why would 92 count?
 
2021-07-26 9:25:07 PM  

Ishkur: ColonelCathcart: 92 doesn't count?

Why would 92 count?


Because it was won as a team no different than 88 except for the fact they had no money and their homeland was ripped apart?
 
2021-07-26 9:28:12 PM  

LineNoise: foo monkey: Russia should never be allowed to host or compete in the Olympics ever again.

Its stupid to punish a clean athlete or an entire nation for decisions of a handful of people who wanted to look good.

Should Japan or Germany be allowed to compete or host, ever again, because of that pesky trying to take over half the world stuff and atrocities that went with it, which also caused the cancellation of the games in the process?


The 1940 Winter, Summer Games   AND the 1940 World's Fair were ALL scheduled to be held in Japan.

You can probably figure out why. And why they were cancelled. To my knowledge, they were not cancelled because of atrocities.

People need to kind of remember that National Geographic was praising Italy for the great humanitarian work that they were doing in Ethiopia in the late 30s. There was not a huge outcry for Jews at the 1936 Olympics either. Would cancelling the 1936 Olympics have done anything? Maybe. What would Jesse Owens have said?

Things are more complicated than people suppose.
 
2021-07-26 9:31:14 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Ishkur: ColonelCathcart: 92 doesn't count?

Why would 92 count?

Because it was won as a team no different than 88 except for the fact they had no money and their homeland was ripped apart?


Who gives a shiat about that. The best hockey players in the world weren't playing.
 
2021-07-26 9:50:56 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Ishkur: ColonelCathcart: 92 doesn't count?

Why would 92 count?

Because it was won as a team no different than 88 except for the fact they had no money and their homeland was ripped apart?


Their professionals against every other countries' amateurs?
 
2021-07-26 9:54:02 PM  

Ishkur: SMB2811: What's the difference?

Half the Russian team isn't here. Because they failed doping tests or their programs were completely dismantled (or they were banned) after evidence of systemic doping fraud.

(Only 335 athletes from Russia are at these games. For comparison, America has sent 613)

The other half were tested vigorously and were admitted under a neutral banner. They don't get to hear the Russian anthem nor see the Russian flag when they win medals. I guess they can wear the colors but who cares.

Point is Russia isn't represented at these games which is a huge slight to someone with an ego as massive as Putin's. He doesn't like this one bit and now he's biatching and crying about it. So is China, but for different reasons.

Autocracies can be very sensitive and insecure about what the world thinks of them.


Everyone knows they are competing for Russia. Changing the name doesn't mean anything.
 
2021-07-26 10:09:24 PM  
Make all the Russian athletes denounce Putin.  On TV.  Make them renounce their citizenship before each race.  Make them wipe with a Russian flag and then fed ex it to Putin.

Then they can compete.  Make them unwelcome in Russia if they want to compete so bad.  Only when the country suffers for cheating will the healing begin.
 
2021-07-26 10:09:56 PM  
I love how one of the competitors in the ROC's winning mens gymnastics team ruptured his achilles tendon three months before and recovered in time to join the gold medallist team.

That is not in any way suspect.

And does anyone really doubt why it was that the Russian mens football team came from nowhere to be freaking phenomenal during the Russia-hosted FIFA World Cup?
 
2021-07-26 10:11:19 PM  

LineNoise: NightSteel: LineNoise: Should Japan or Germany be allowed to compete or host, ever again, because of that pesky trying to take over half the world stuff and atrocities that went with it, which also caused the cancellation of the games in the process?

Both of whom had their wartime governments replaced, and are now far removed from said governments, whereas the Russian government and its sporting organizations are still intact.

and that won't happen to Russia at some point? Also, lets not  get into the transformation of Germany to that of Japan.

The russian athletes are scrutinized more than anyone else, have a clean history, Let them compete in the one shot most of them have in their life in their sport, let them earn Russia an asterisk, and we can all enjoy competition.


Let them renounce their citizenship and country.  What is worth more?  Russian citizenship or competition.  Make them choose.
 
2021-07-26 10:19:16 PM  

Bukharin: docilej: This is as bad as the '92 Winter Games where the former USSR (now a collection of separate countries)was able to compete as a 'united team'.

The ussr broke up 25 December 1991 completely unexpectedly. To have each new county file individual applications with less than a years notice from the games start is unreasonable.


'92 Winter Olympics?  That wasn't "less than a year" so much as "barely six weeks".
 
2021-07-27 12:19:24 AM  
Inb4 the puddle that formed while Stalin was dying
 
2021-07-27 12:19:39 AM  
Oops
 
2021-07-27 12:23:20 AM  

OgreMagi: Geotpf: foo monkey: To recap just some of the story: In Sochi, the Russians constructed a building adjacent to the drug-testing lab and then cut a hole in the wall. Each night, after the lab closed, workers passed dirty athlete samples out and clean samples in.

Two predictable things happened: Russia won the most medals. Not a single Russian tested positive. When they got done doping the Olympics, they then did the same at the Paralympics as well, which seems particularly pathetic. Russia won the most medals there, too, of course, more than three times the next-best country.

Russia should never be allowed to host or compete in the Olympics ever again.

Ever again might be too long.  I'd give them a decade long ban.

That's only two Olympics.  Not long enough.


It would vitually disqualify every current Russian althlete from ever participating in the Olympics.

The shelf life of these folks is measured in years, not decades.
 
2021-07-27 1:13:41 AM  
 
2021-07-27 1:28:18 AM  
I'm sure the fact that Russia and the IOC are both Hall of Fame professionals at corruption has absolutely nothing to do with this joke of a "ban".
 
2021-07-27 1:52:53 AM  
It's nice of them to wear colours of USA flag for award ceremonies
 
2021-07-27 2:04:18 AM  
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2021-07-27 3:10:42 AM  

Craw Fu: Either that or a really small country.  Time for Bermuda to get a record medal haul.


And then what? It would still be Russia winning the medals in every way that matters.
 
2021-07-27 4:52:11 AM  

Tyrosine: I disagree. This was not some minor doping scandal where and individual athlete cheated. This was cheating organized and facilitated but the Russian government on a large scale. What happened at the Sochi games was so egregious the IOC needed to send a clear statement that such conduct was reprehensible. If it had been my call every Russian that participated in Sochi would have had their names stricken from the Olympic record and all medals revoked, dirty or clean, and Russian participation in the Olympics would be barred until they fully admit to what they did plus an additional decade. That means no Russian athletes, IOC officials, biding, etc. In addition, because they abused their "host nation" status, Russia would be barred from hosting the Olympics for a period of no less that 25 years.

As it stands now Russians are competing and wearing Russia's colors. For all intents and purposes they are competing for Russia, so in fact the repercussions are so trivial as to be pointless.


Do you think the IOC actually farking care?

There's all sorts of *cheating* in the Olympics, like countries paying for athletes to train, or giving them jobs in the military where they basically spend all day training.

The IOC make money by selling TV rights. They want lots of countries spending wild amounts of money to put on a big, flashy show for them, bribing them in various ways, and they want audiences. Do you think they actually cared about what happened in Sochi? Do you think they want to piss off Moscow so much that they don't bid for it again sometime soon? And they want TV audiences watching it. If they banned all Russians, that's 140+ million viewers gone.
 
2021-07-27 5:03:50 AM  

Tyrosine: Russia would be barred from hosting the Olympics for a period of no less that 25 years.


You misspelled 125
 
2021-07-27 6:51:54 AM  
Watching 2 Russian nobodies who've never won shiat in international competition turbo right around Ryan Murphy to win the 100m backstroke was super-fun last night and not at all suspect. 🙄 Guess they just had a lucky day, right?!?
 
2021-07-27 7:18:36 AM  

GregInIndy: Watching 2 Russian nobodies who've never won shiat in international competition turbo right around Ryan Murphy to win the 100m backstroke was super-fun last night and not at all suspect. 🙄 Guess they just had a lucky day, right?!?


I'm sorry the best men won.
 
2021-07-27 8:03:06 AM  
 
2021-07-27 8:36:22 AM  

LineNoise: foo monkey: Russia should never be allowed to host or compete in the Olympics ever again.

Its stupid to punish a clean athlete or an entire nation for decisions of a handful of people who wanted to look good.

Should Japan or Germany be allowed to compete or host, ever again, because of that pesky trying to take over half the world stuff and atrocities that went with it, which also caused the cancellation of the games in the process?


Let me know when we bomb Russia to rubble and rebuild it in our image.
 
2021-07-27 8:40:45 AM  

Mouser: LineNoise: foo monkey: Russia should never be allowed to host or compete in the Olympics ever again.

Its stupid to punish a clean athlete or an entire nation for decisions of a handful of people who wanted to look good.

Should Japan or Germany be allowed to compete or host, ever again, because of that pesky trying to take over half the world stuff and atrocities that went with it, which also caused the cancellation of the games in the process?

Let me know when we bomb Russia to rubble and rebuild it in our image.


You tried in the 90's with "economic shock therapy"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock​_​therapy_(economics)

It was terrible and the financial equivalent of nuking the place I was born. It also is the reason that the current president is the current president.
 
2021-07-27 9:05:24 AM  
Womp womp, Americans!

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/looks like our ladies are tougher than your superhypes
 
2021-07-27 10:26:08 AM  

ColonelCathcart: GregInIndy: Watching 2 Russian nobodies who've never won shiat in international competition turbo right around Ryan Murphy to win the 100m backstroke was super-fun last night and not at all suspect. 🙄 Guess they just had a lucky day, right?!?

I'm sorry the best men won.


When you cheat in any test or competition, the first person you steal from & dishonor is yourself.
 
2021-07-27 10:28:30 AM  

GregInIndy: ColonelCathcart: GregInIndy: Watching 2 Russian nobodies who've never won shiat in international competition turbo right around Ryan Murphy to win the 100m backstroke was super-fun last night and not at all suspect. 🙄 Guess they just had a lucky day, right?!?

I'm sorry the best men won.

When you cheat in any test or competition, the first person you steal from & dishonor is yourself.


I can't hear you over all this gold raining down
 
2021-07-27 11:05:19 AM  

ColonelCathcart: GregInIndy: ColonelCathcart: GregInIndy: Watching 2 Russian nobodies who've never won shiat in international competition turbo right around Ryan Murphy to win the 100m backstroke was super-fun last night and not at all suspect. 🙄 Guess they just had a lucky day, right?!?

I'm sorry the best men won.

When you cheat in any test or competition, the first person you steal from & dishonor is yourself.

I can't hear you over all this gold raining down


Everyone knows. It's cringe-inducingly obvious. And they're laughing at & pitying a pathetic and small nation so insecure in itself that it prefers cheating to honorable and honest results.

It's such a very small and essentially meaningless thing they're willing to trade in exchange for their honor. I can hardly believe we ever used to fear war with these people. They're a nation of Esau, all too eager to sell their birthright for any mess of pottage.
 
2021-07-27 1:02:02 PM  
A Russian Olympics troll. I don't know why this surprises me, but it does.
 
2021-07-27 3:14:40 PM  

LineNoise: AlgaeRancher: So who beat us at men's volleyball?

Am i the only one who remembers that summer or two where mens volleyball was HUGE like 25, 30 years ago?.


I still remember Karch Kiraly playing back in the 80's.
 
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