Olympic movement officials want you to know they are outraged at Russia’s latest efforts to cheat the system.
Not outraged enough to actually do anything, of course. But outraged nonetheless.
The World Anti-Doping Agency voted unanimously Monday . That means no Tokyo Olympics next summer, no Beijing Games, no World Cup in 2022.
Read the fine print, though, and you’ll see the decision is a smokescreen, more kowtowing to Russia at the expense of clean athletes. This is not the blanket ban that athletes and many who actually care about fighting doping had called for, but rather a farce that allows Russia to compete in all of the biggest events, albeit without its flag and anthem.
“I would have preferred to support a blanket ban