As for current events, everything is probably up to date. There was a trial ball in Rio. A big sensation arose, and our “friends” understood where to strike. And hit. With all the breadth of their western soul, or whatever they have instead of a soul, they hit. If the events in Rio had passed with little significant background, then it would have remained an unpleasant spot on the Olympic movement, but we have what we have.
Crazy, mostly unsubstantiated charges of doping fell on Russia. Understandably, our Olympic Committee initially was in shock. Well, how can you respond to outright nonsense? On nonsense, for which they promise to disqualify the entire national team is not the smallest sporting power? But the shock passed, stirring began, attempts to prove something to someone. Obviously useless attempts, because everything has already been decided in advance without us. And here options were possible.
You can threaten a boycott of the Olympic Games. And, accordingly, to boycott. But boycott BEFORE the decision of the IOC and WADA. And in this situation, we would automatically recognize all these delusional and unsubstantiated accusations. For the Western public, this would be reason enough to believe in the justice of the IOC and WADA accusations. We'll keep silent about the officials, because they wanted to do this. And as a result of the boycott by appendage, we would automatically be banned from participating in two Olympic cycles. Yes, both the USSR and the USA boycotted the Olympics in their time and did not suffer such severe punishment. But both the Soviet Union and the United States had many allies and satellites that would automatically boycott the Olympic Games in the event of the punishment of their “elder brothers”. Russia currently does not have enough reliable allies for such a demarche.
In principle, one can accept the non-participation of our country in several Olympic Games as a result of the boycott. In the event that it is possible to organize something similar in scale to the Goodwill Games. But ... These are huge financial costs, comparable to the costs of holding games in Sochi. And this is with the ongoing preparations for the World Cup 2018. And the country's budget is not rubber. It is even scary to imagine how many supporters for the boycott of the Olympics and the holding of the Goodwill Games would have raised a cry for another budget cut. And how many countries will agree to participate in these games? From European countries, except Belarus and maybe Serbia ...
But it happened. The decision of the IOC and WADA is. Team to the Olympics are not allowed. It's time to declare a boycott! Boycott what? The boycott of the event, to which we are already not allowed? From the side, I think it would look very funny.
It was possible to fill up with tons of waste paper in the form of complaints and appeals to all the courts, to which we can only reach. You can hire crowds of lawyers. But who are the judges? Does anyone believe in the impartiality of the Western courts in relation to Russia? And in any case, none of the courts would have passed a single acquittal verdict against Russian athletes before the start of the Olympic Games in Korea. There were many reasons to delay any process, and after the start of games, any verdict on the participation of our team in these games will have no effect.
To ban athletes from riding a neutral flag? On what basis? Team and so does not go. And on what basis can a person be forbidden to go abroad? Do athletes have unpaid fines or child support debts? After all, we have a demo, forgive, O Lord, divides. To ban athletes from traveling to Korea on the grounds that they should represent Russia? So there will be no athletes representing Russia, there will be athletes "from Russia". Feel the difference ... They can only recommend not to go ...
These athletes will eat there. The close attention of journalists and inspectors, court nagging ... I think they know what they are going for, it is their choice.
IOC concessions on the team game, according to the inscription on the form that the athlete is from Russia, the choice of the color of the form ... What is the point of these concessions? If the IOC could “crush” to the end, it would “crush”, there would be no hint about Russia ... The IOC went too far in confrontation with the Russian Olympic Committee to stop without a reason. This means that there is no opportunity to push further the IOC. Opportunities to spoil the little things still remain, and the pressure - no. And if so, then any reward won by an athlete "from Russia" will improve our position before the start of the response.
Now we just have no choice. We will have a choice of actions after the games. These are lawsuits, this is a refusal to finance the IOC and / or WADA. Surely there are many ways that I do not know, I am not strong in this kitchen. In any case, as it seems to me, after the Korean games and the IOC and WADA are facing hard times, I would not be surprised if WADA in its current form will cease to exist in the next 3-5 years ...