The XXXI Olympic Games are in full effect — and Russia is heavily underrepresented. Out of each 10 russian sportsmans more than 1 are disqualified. Why? Because of probable doping consumption.
If you didn’t heard, there were a series of doping scandals, related with Russia, last 2 years. I can’t remember all the details, but the general idea is simple: western sports investigators revealed massive violations in the process of doping-tests in Russia. Russian sports officials with help of the FSB (Федеральная Служба Безопасности — Federal Security Service, main successor of the legendary KGB) allegedly concealed positive doping-probes of russian athletes.
Investigation continues today, but the results are massive already — both in Russia and outside of it. There are dismissals of officials, there are disqualifyings of athletes, and there are serious damage to the image of russian sport worldwide caused.
So… Rio’2016 is the first Olympics without many russian sportsmans for many years. But if one wonder, here in Russia not every one agrees with decision of international sports committees on Russia. Ordinary citizens agree that there is a problem with doping in professional sport, but… But most of them believes that the scandalous results of investigation were somehow cooked up. Why? Because of everlasting hate that USA has for Russia. Cold war is not ended. And now is the Olympics turn.
One said that Russian athletes consume doping? OK. But don’t say that americans did not! (The picture here says: “muesli” on the left and “steroids” on the right).