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"Russia" Loses Sochi Olympic Crown as Doping Scandal Claims Medals

Litwin

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Muscovy rapidly (Nigeria in snow) is falling to its place , somewhere between Nigeria, P-stan and Zimbabwe...


"Russia" Loses Sochi Olympic Crown as Doping Scandal Claims Medals
Russia Loses Sochi Olympic Crown as Doping Scandal Claims Medals

Russia lost its top ranking in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics when it was stripped of two more gold medals in the doping scandal that's engulfed the ... The decision to strip the athletes of their medals and deprive Russia of its first place in the table represents a “destruction of the Olympic movement and the ..

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Russian sportsmen gave their samples to the Swiss lab 3 weeks after Sochi Olympics (almost 4 years ago!) and since then din't have any access to them. If somebody has been scratching them or biting them it definitely were not Russians.

What we are witnessing now is eliminating whole bunch of strong opponents a few months before the next Olympics based on some talks and suggestions, nobody has even seen any evidence. It's an unprecedented and it's demonstrating IOC being very dependent on sponsor's money (like NBC) in its decisions.

In the end, the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 was no Vancouver 2010 for NBC ratingswise — but it also wasn’t Nagano 1998 or Torino 2006. In fact, the 2014 Sochi Games are the lowest-rated primetime Olympics in the adults 18-49 demographic ever.
NBC Hits Lowest Olympics Demo Rating Ever With Sochi Coverage

NBC already paid 4 billion dollars to IOC (International Olympic Committee) for broadcasting of 4 Olympics. NBS pays half of all IOC broadcasting income and wants to influence IOC decisions.

Also:
President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie has said that the organization still having no sufficient evidence a state-sponsored doping system in Russia ever existed

In an exclusive interview Reedie said that there are “hints” and “claims” that Russia was involved in state-sponsored doping, but stopped short of saying that it proves Russia’s guilt.
WADA chief cites ‘hints & claims’ over Russian state-sponsored doping, 1 year after McLaren Report
 

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