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Old 08-23-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Russia will NOT compete in the Paralympics: Country loses appeal against ban over state-sponsored doping scandal

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At least 250 Russian athletes will miss the September 7-18 event
The Court of Arbitration upheld International Paralympic Committee ban
Some Russian athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics
Russia has said that the IPC's decision is politically motivated
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...g-scandal.html
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:42 PM   #2
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Why only the Russian Track and Field in the Olympics but the entire Russian Paralymics in this case?
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Why only the Russian Track and Field in the Olympics but the entire Russian Paralymics in this case?
Because Cold War II is just getting started?

International politics have to be involved in the decision.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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My wife and I think Russia cut a deal with the IOC to get a least some representation in the main Olympics at the cost of throwing their Paralympics team under the bus.
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