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There has been so much about these Olympics that is not related to sport.
Initially should they even be taking place in China due to their horrendous Human Rights record, in fact due to that record should they have even be granted to China.
But it was stated that sport and politics should be viewed separately and politics should not rule sport, so rightly or wrongly the games were allowed to continue.
Then should they take place due to COVID, but it was agreed they should.
Now we have a doping controversy which has still to be resolved, in other instances the person concerned has been barred from completing until the matter has been resolved but not in this instance.
Russia as a team are not allowed to complete due to other drug matters, so why are they there?
But, they are and now there is another drugs matter and still the person concerned is allowed to compete, supposedly because she is under 16 years, why should age matter, surely drugs are illegal no matter what the age.
This is completely making a mockery of the Olympics, but the IOC are compliant with this.
All should be equal, so if one is allowed to compete with a possible drugs action pending, then all should. Otherwise none should.
Is the Olympics being run in accordance with its motto ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together‘, I believe not for drugs do not bring you together, but could make you faster, higher, stronger, but not on equal terms.
The motto should include the term ‘equal’ also.
It is said the Olympics is not about winning, but the whole structure shows that it is, otherwise why make such an event of the winners podium, league tables of country medal winners and drugs should be seen to be a total no.
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