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    Now Putin will have no choice but to comply with WADA demands. Its one thing to miss the Olympics where russian athletes can still participate. But the russian public will not tolerate missing World cups.
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    Right.....what are going to do about it ....and besides Putin will say it is all a Western plot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965 View Post
    Should "Olympic Athletes from Russia" be able to compete as a team? We haven't had ANA relay teams in track. But there were OAR "teams" in the last Winter Games. Is that up to the discretion of each sport's governing body? Or does T&F have to accept ANA relay teams if that's the IOC decision?
    I can't see the IOC forcing T&F to accept Russian relay teams. Even if they did you would need at least 4 ANA athletes to have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s View Post
    Why did they join WADA? Is doping a thing in car racing?
    For sure there are substances you could take to keep weight or higher the concentration levels that would help a car racer.

    The Ice hockey federation has drawn similar conclusions about Championships already awarded to Russia, they can't be legally moved.

    Biathlon is one sport that since early made sure to not award events to Russia before they are fully cleared, they even withdrew their full membership as a federation. Many more International federations could've taken that stance, but to this day most would rather not see the problems and keep status quo. Especially when Russia come with the dollar bills in hand ready to host.
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    For this ban to really be effective, Russia would need to be banned from big events like the World Cup. Such a ban would sting the populace and prompt action from putin and his people. It turns out russia will still be at the World Cup but as a special team without a flag. The russian media will still call it the russian team. They will probably wear the same uniforms. There will be russian fans waving russian flags on the terraces. So the russian officials are likely laughing at this joke ban.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mungo man View Post
    For this ban to really be effective, Russia would need to be banned from big events like the World Cup. Such a ban would sting the populace and prompt action from putin and his people. It turns out russia will still be at the World Cup but as a special team without a flag. The russian media will still call it the russian team. They will probably wear the same uniforms. There will be russian fans waving russian flags on the terraces. So the russian officials are likely laughing at this joke ban.
    There is still the chance that they fail to qualify...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    There is still the chance that they fail to qualify...
    Yes but that will not make them compliant. The only sure way to make a country compliant is to make sure their athletes are missing big events. The hue and cry this will cause will force the people in charge to act.
    Even their ability to participate in world cup qualifiers is a big win for the doping regime. Right now they are laughing at this so called ban. Whats to stop them from doping now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mungo man View Post
    ... Whats to stop them from doping now?
    if you don't have enough tests over a certain amount of time—even while suspended—you can't be reinstated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    There is still the chance that they fail to qualify...
    Yeah, and I seriously doubt they would make the knock out round even if the did qualify. That said, they should not be allowed anywhere near the World Cup!
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    BBC analysis of Russia and the World Cup

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50716196
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