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… and of course, there is this awful effect of when you break a story, you’re open to this abuse and death threats that the Inside The Games journalists (who broke the story) and others are currently from Russian trolls and abusers.

 

 

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2 hours ago, AustralianFan said:

Mental health support in for Kamila Valeiva

Jimmy MacElroy and Chazz Michael Michaels never received any mental support! They persisted and found another way! :P

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2 minutes ago, Sir Rols said:

Still gobsmacked.

So tomorrow will be the sequel to Tonya in Lillehammer

Just that this time, it will end with a gold medal.

Protecting athletes‘ rights (as surely CAS argues here) also means taking them out of competition to prevent them from harm. They could have suspended her for the fact that she failed a drug test and only have given her a symbolic ban for a short period, aiming at long bans for her entourage instead.

Now Russia (which cares little for athlete wellbeing obviously) gets one ir even two golds for such despicable behaviour.

It is absolutely disgusting and basically kills off any serious fight against doping - and child abuse in sports.

CAS and the IOC (which was very lukewarm in this affair, to say the least) clearly are in Putin‘s hands, as has never been shown so evidently.

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5 minutes ago, Sir Rols said:

Still gobsmacked.

So tomorrow will be the sequel to Tonya in Lillehammer

At least Tonya had a terrible skate and failed.

unless she fails to land a jump Valieva WILL become Olympic champion.

The other skaters should withdraw out of protest..... tht would really **** things up

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48 minutes ago, StefanMUC said:

They won‘t. The medal ceremonies might look ugly though.

Gonna be just like Stockholm. Someone make sure there's a fire extinguisher near the mascot.

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WADA is arguing CAS got it wrong and in these instances there are no exceptions for minors...

"WADA's appeal to CAS in this case ... was based on WADA's position that the decision by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Disciplinary Committee to lift the mandatory provisional suspension on the athlete was not in line with the terms of the World Anti-Doping Code.

"WADA is disappointed by today's ruling of the CAS Ad Hoc Division.

"While WADA has not received the reasoned award, it appears that the CAS panel decided not to apply the terms of the Code, which does not allow for specific exceptions to be made in relation to mandatory provisional suspensions for 'protected persons', including minors."

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/olympics-reactions-russian-figure-skater-valieva-cleared-compete-after-cas-2022-02-14/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=SSocia

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WADA is right there, but they are also part of the puzzle in which Russia could allow themselves to get away with almost anything after Sochi. That "ban" until the end of this year is a complete farce and everyone knows it. They're laughing day and night at the Kremlin.

 

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