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World Olympic political show. One look back

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Today, we are already beginning to gradually get used to the fact that the Olympic Games have ceased to be a grandiose world-class sporting event and are gradually degenerating into a certain arena for political squabbles and billing information.


But if you look back into the past, then, to your amazement, you can find out that the OIs were the scene of political struggle, demarches and boycotts almost from the moment of their rebirth by Baron de Coubertin.

And if the first three olympiads were more or less calm, then the fourth one started ...

Incidentally, the Russian Empire and the USA have become the breeders.

At the 1908 Games of the Year in London for the first time, it was decided to organize a march of participating teams under their national flags.

Russia, which participated in the games, but refused to participate in the opening ceremony, banned the Finnish national team that spoke at the games and performed under the Finnish national flag. Finland was then part of the Russian Empire. Hot Finnish guys chose to go without a flag at all than under the tricolor.

And the Americans were offended by the absence of a US flag at the stadium where the opening of the games took place. And the US delegation pointedly refused to greet the English king.

World Olympic political show. One look back


But that was only the beginning.

In 1920, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey and Italy were not invited to the Olympics in Antwerp. This was the first case of expulsion for political reasons. In this case - because of the First World War.

Soviet Russia was not invited either, it seemed that the country wasn’t noticed at close range, despite the fact that the General Directorate of the Vseuobuch of the RSFSR applied for the admission of eight RSFSR athletes to the games.



The reason was the non-recognition by the RSFSR of the financial obligations of the previous regime, from which the lack of continuity logically followed. Games are games, and money is money. The slogan, as you can see, and 100 years ago was about the same.

In 1924, the Olympic Committee seemed to change its mind and handed over an invitation to the USSR. Through an intermediary, the French Worker Sports Gymnastics Union. In order not to dirty the pens, apparently, so that the powerful of this world would not suspect the IOC officials in sympathy with the Soviet communists.

In the Soviet Union, the invitation through an intermediary was not appreciated, and the IOC was sent far away and for a long time. How far, of course, and for a long time - this is up to the 1952 year.

And, without being bothered at all, in the USSR they created sports and athletics games, which became a real alternative to the Olympic Games.

In 1936, the IOC demanded that the Olympics be moved from Berlin to Barcelona, ​​because in Germany they do not like blacks and Jews. In general, no one likes, except the Aryans.

But Hitler and Goebbels outright beat everyone, fascinating de Coubertin and slightly restoring order in the country in terms of Judeophobia.



It is curious that the majority of black athletes in the United States supported the Berlin Games, believing that it was wiser to demonstrate the usefulness of their race directly at the Olympic stadiums. They were not mistaken. The deafening splash from the Negro Jesse Owens in the form of four gold medals became a sensation and a kick in racial purity theory.

There were no boycotts in 1952. All were stunned by the fact that the USSR decided to take part in the Olympiad. First time. And not because they didn’t call for it before, but because the party and the government decided this way.



But in 1956, a full-fledged protest show began. Not only did the Olympiad in Australia be whipped up according to the principle “you need to, you are fussing”, many more participants decided that the time had come to test the Olympics as a protest platform.

Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Cambodia boycotted the Olympics in Melbourne because of the Suez crisis.

The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland were boycotted because of the Hungarian events, and Hungary took part, but under the flag of another Hungary, the sample 1918 of the year.



China has declared a boycott because of an invitation to the Taiwan Olympiad, even under the name of Formosa.

In general, everything was very nice and to the point.

In 1964, the Olympics in Tokyo were boycotted by Indonesia and the DPRK. Indonesia fell under IOC sanctions for having banned Israel and Taiwan at the fourth Asian Games.

Sukarno sent the IOC about the same place as the USSR to 1924 and set up his bar (GANEFO games) with all that it implies. North Korea supported Indonesia and also boycotted the games.

To the heap under the distribution came South Africa for apartheid and the landing of Nelson Mandela. And the IOC restored the membership of the republic only in 1992 year.

In the 1972 year in Munich, a terrorist attack against the Israeli team. In fact, because of the incompetent organization of games and no security.



After a one-day break, the games were resumed, the delegations of Israel and Egypt left the games, and along with them, some athletes from Algeria, the Netherlands, the Philippines and the USA stopped participating in the games.

Logged in history games demarche of the US national basketball team, which protested the outcome of the final and the loss of the USSR national team. US basketball players refused to receive silver medals.

1976 year. Olympiad in Montreal.

The Olympics on the initiative of Tanzania and Congo boycotted 28 African countries, demanding that New Zealand be excluded from the Olympic movement.

Difficult moment. New Zealanders played a match with the national team of this country in ... rugby. And this was the cause of the universal ora. The funny thing is that rugby was not part of the Olympic program.

However, 28 countries ignored the games, plus 29-th country was Zaire, which did not go for financial reasons.

In addition, since Canada did not recognize Taiwan, it denied it the right to be called “the Republic of China of Taiwan” and did not allow it to play. Having proposed, however, a performance under the white flag with “partial use of state symbols”.

Taiwan proudly sent an offer to hell and boycotted the game.

China didn’t like the situation either, not satisfied with Taiwan’s half-hearted ban of the PRC also boycotted the games.

1980 year. Moscow.

Olympics ignored a total of 64 of the country. It is worth noting that not all - for political reasons (the entry of Soviet troops in Afghanistan). Many - on economic (about 20 states), someone did not invite the IOC (Iran, Mozambique and Qatar).



15 national teams (Australia, Andorra, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, France and Switzerland) participated under the white flag.

1984 year. Los Angeles.

Many people still remember the story of how Reagan did everything so that our team did not go to the games, and he succeeded. And together with the USSR national team, the allies who organized the “Friendship-84” games did not go either.



USSR, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, GDR, North Korea, Mongolia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Angola, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Laos, Libya, Ethiopia.

In addition, at the initiative of the IOC, Iran and Libya did not take part.

It was after the 1984 Olympiad of the Year that the IOC decided on sanctions against boycotting. For got.

In 1988, the Olympics in Seoul, of course, boycotted North Korea. Cuba, Nicaragua and Ethiopia supported the North Korean position and also announced their non-participation in the games.

In 2000, the Sydney Olympics boycotted Afghanistan because the Taliban simply banned sport and dispersed the national Olympic committee.

In 2008, the United States in particular, and the IOC as a whole, very much wanted to boycott the Olympiad in Beijing, presenting Tibet, Myanmar and a bunch of sins to the Chinese, right up to the Kennedy assassination.



But then they changed their minds. More precisely, the sponsors of the games were so convincing that it was impossible to refuse them.

The Nike press office said: “Nike’s leadership is, of course, entirely for the defense of human rights, but the contract amount is so great that the US team will go to the games to Beijing at any cost.”

Surprisingly, all the screams and cries have disappeared. And from that moment it became clear who rules the Olympic Ball. And ban at the same time.

In 2014, the IOC, at the request of Georgia and the USA, really wanted to boycott the winter games in Sochi due to the Ossetian events. But he received from Russia already familiar in Soviet times: "Go to hell. I don’t like it - drag yourself. Hello to the sponsors."



We look at the 2008 year and understand how it all ended. Olympics in Sochi.

Well, actually, looking at the whole list of events, bans and boycotts, you can make only one conclusion.

The Olympic Games generally have little to do with sports. This is politics and economics. More precisely, on the contrary. Economy and politics.

Money won for a clear advantage. Sports places actually left. Well, for good money as always is politics.

And, since we are talking about the fact that Russia is trying to put in a not very decent posture with the help of Olympic instruments, then you probably should not make round eyes. There is nothing surprising.

Another question is how to react to it.

How proud guys like the Soviet Union, China or Taiwan? But it is not easy. And again - politics.

Is Russia so bad to be trampled over with and without? Well, definitely not worse than Germany's 1936 model of the year. So we get used to it. There is no other option, unfortunately.

It is doubtful that in the coming years 10-15 we have another Olympiad shining. Yes, and somehow the tears do not come to the eye on this issue. Win all the same will not give, even stuffed, though the carcass.

Although the unmatched results of Russian biathletes and biathletes in the World Cup 2017-18 hint that nothing stronger than askorbinki Russian athletes do not give.

And it is sad, to be honest.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 17 January 2018 06: 03
    +4
    The Olympics are no longer sports but political competitions.
    1. Vard
      Vard 17 January 2018 07: 38
      +6
      It’s not interesting ... About the Olympics ... They make money ... And we must participate in this as suckers ...
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 17 January 2018 08: 24
        16
        And we must participate in this as suckers ...
        And we are suckers everywhere. How long has one said to teachers to go into business, and now before the election promises care. Looks like they draw themselves 80%, but they know the true figure.
        1. Igor Golov
          Igor Golov 17 January 2018 11: 26
          +1
          Medvedev is not equal to Putin. And there is evidence for this: Putin is a self-nominated
          1. Gardamir
            Gardamir 17 January 2018 11: 28
            10
            Putin is self-nominated
            Good humor, but do you know that EdRo raised 100% of the money for this self-nominated candidate?
          2. Krabik
            Krabik 17 January 2018 19: 53
            +1
            Putin is self-nominated


            He laughed from the legonez%)
      2. Proxima
        Proxima 17 January 2018 09: 22
        +2
        At the moment, the IOC is discussing whether Russian athletes can fly under the flag of the SSOR belay soldier fellow If you make such a decision, you get PARADOX fellow they wanted it worse (for us), but it will turn out, as always laughing
      3. antivirus
        antivirus 17 January 2018 10: 31
        0
        GOOD YEAR BACK I WRITTED "ONLY THE EXIT OF CHINESE FIRM-EQUIPPERS WILL CHANGE THIS APPROACH .."
        other people's money will cool ardor, will not participate in other people's profits
      4. EwgenyZ
        EwgenyZ 17 January 2018 10: 47
        0
        Quote: Vard
        And we must participate in this as suckers ...

        Yes, not suckers, if we “send them with a forest-field” we don’t immediately see a football show in 2018, and Vladimir Vladimirovich Pts cherishes this “event”.
        1. Siberia 9444
          Siberia 9444 17 January 2018 11: 05
          +7
          They are partners with Putin, and his comrades on the lake in the USA whom he will send money !!!! So it will meow and tell its idiotic jokes until we remove it
          1. EwgenyZ
            EwgenyZ 17 January 2018 11: 13
            0
            Quote: Siberia 9444
            until we remove it

            Well, remove it, and then what? Who is in His place? Navalny, Grudinin, Zhirinovsky? Field "stripped under" 0 ".
            There is only hope for oneself:
            I finally understood
            it's too late
            hope for change
            for the better - Kali Yuga.
            Hold on tight
            pray for each other. (with)
            Wake Up 25/17 (Pale)
        2. antivirus
          antivirus 17 January 2018 18: 55
          0
          football-FM18 helps to quickly recover costs in city-stadiums
          primarily infrastructure and hotels
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 17 January 2018 10: 29
      +2
      The Olympic Games generally have little to do with sports. This is politics and economics. More precisely, the opposite. Economics and politics
      POLICY IS THREE WORLD OVERLOADED ECONOMY
    3. mih_sergeev92
      mih_sergeev92 17 January 2018 17: 16
      0
      "All because of attendants, I am responsible for the bazaar"
  2. bionik
    bionik 17 January 2018 06: 53
    20
    In the Soviet Union, an invitation through an intermediary was not appreciated, and the IOC was sent far and long.
    And now, roughly speaking, they spit in our faces, and we wipe ourselves off as if there was nothing ..... let’s go under the white flag ... ugh to hell ... !!!!!!!!!
  3. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 17 January 2018 07: 05
    11
    Although the unmatched results of Russian biathletes and biathletes in the World Cup 2017-18 hint that nothing stronger than askorbinki Russian athletes do not give.
    um ... and spit it out. To be honest, all these mega-competitions are going to one place for me (especially football: I didn’t like it very much in childhood, but now it makes me sick when I’m talking about news about all kinds of chickens); it’s much more interesting to watch the boys in the yard chasing the ball or spinning on horizontal bars, or climbing the climbing wall on the beach. I like this sport.
    1. Vard
      Vard 17 January 2018 13: 17
      +3
      In the summer I watched the Volga Volga Transneft Spartakiad ... Football ... that's where the logging was ... As if they fought for their homeland ... And what on TV is shown ... 22 millionaires roll the ball and a full stadium of rogues cheers for them ...
    2. mih_sergeev92
      mih_sergeev92 17 January 2018 17: 19
      0
      In other species, things are much better than in biathlon. Many guys are fighting .. Question for the motherland or for the grandmother ??
  4. dedBoroded
    dedBoroded 17 January 2018 07: 19
    +4
    In short, the Olympic movement is still that viper with experience.
  5. Albatroz
    Albatroz 17 January 2018 07: 37
    +3
    You have to call a spade a spade
    Sports wars are
    Until they dare to switch to traditional
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 17 January 2018 08: 01
    +9
    Unfortunately, Russia today is not a country that could send the IOC far and very far ... First, deny doping, and then admit .. Somehow it’s not serious ...
  7. thinker
    thinker 17 January 2018 08: 18
    +8
    A good excursion into the history of the Olympics. I want to remind you two first places Figure Skating Championships in Salt Lake City 2002.


    US basketball players refused to receive silver medals.
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 17 January 2018 10: 44
      +4
      Quote: thinker
      A good excursion into the history of the Olympics. I want to remind you two first places Figure Skating Championships in Salt Lake City 2002. ]
      I would also like to note that they wanted to hand bronze to the Chinese figure-skating pair in the third place. But the Chinese then sent the IOC to hell. It does them honor, and us humiliated suckers?
  8. Gardamir
    Gardamir 17 January 2018 08: 21
    +7
    The Olympic Games generally have little to do with sports. This is politics and economics. More precisely, on the contrary. Economy and politics.
    Voooot! Now tell me about those who have "trained".
    As a matter of fact, there are few options either the country shows its achievements in sports, naturally under its own flag. Or some strange guerrillas are going.
    And also, these are businessmen who, for the sake of advertising their product, support athletes. Or these officials stuck to the athletes. You participate, and we and our families will rest at your expense. That is why Mutko and Zhukov are retired!
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 17 January 2018 08: 39
      +2
      Quote: Gardamir
      That is why Mutko and Zhukov are retired!

      And a trip of years to eleven on the southern shore of the White Sea.
      1. Gardamir
        Gardamir 17 January 2018 09: 01
        +8
        to the south coast of the White Sea.
        Well, you measure it the old fashioned way wink It is enough to deprive them of the opportunity to steal. For example, let Zhukov become a labor teacher in a rural school. Or give everyone a Far Eastern hectare.
        1. Boris55
          Boris55 17 January 2018 09: 04
          +2
          Quote: Gardamir
          Zhukov is a teacher of labor in a rural school.

          What are you ?! Can you imagine how much he will spawn a bug? laughing
          Quote: Gardamir
          give everyone a Far Eastern hectare.

          So he will drive all hectares to the Chinese there. laughing
        2. avva2012
          avva2012 17 January 2018 12: 33
          +2
          Or give everyone a Far Eastern hectare.
          Inland?
      2. CT-55_11-9009
        CT-55_11-9009 17 January 2018 09: 10
        +3
        Quote: Boris55
        And a trip of years to eleven on the southern shore of the White Sea.

        ... eleven? Few! It should be twenty. And better - ... ten (if extended). In short - for life.
  9. Conductor
    Conductor 17 January 2018 09: 45
    +1
    Yes, just simply take and declare that the modern IOC and Olympus movement have become obsolete. But the thrust is not enough.
  10. sabakina
    sabakina 17 January 2018 11: 38
    +3
    "Go to hell. Do not like it - drag it yourself. Hello to the sponsors."
    With the first part, everything is clear. From the second it is not clear to me. What does it mean to drag it yourself?
  11. Anyone
    Anyone 17 January 2018 11: 48
    +5
    In 2014, the IOC, at the request of Georgia and the USA, really wanted to boycott the winter games in Sochi due to the Ossetian events. But he received from Russia already familiar in Soviet times: "Go to hell. I don’t like it - drag yourself. Hello to the sponsors."

    That surprises me, how much can you lie? In fact, the author of the article believes that the IOC called for a bycot of the Olympics in Sochi? This is already some bullshit, by golly ... The author of this article about your boy © should be reminded that Georgia asked the IOC to transfer the Olympics to another country because teams from Abkhazia and South Ossetia were scheduled to perform in Sochi. The IOC of Georgia refused.
    PS What else will you think up next time? What is the IOC responsible for bombing the Atlanta Olympics in 1996?
  12. Natalia777
    Natalia777 17 January 2018 12: 25
    +1
    If the IOC, that is, the United States, supports the nominee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Capitalist Grudinin, then they will allow us to use the abbreviation of the USSR under which the capitalist Grudinin is promoting. CIRCUS YES AND ONLY!
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 17 January 2018 13: 46
      +2
      Does the USA hate GDP so much that it will support the Communist Party? Women's logic, volume three? Yes, and abstraction, science fiction Yes And Only, IOC = USA wassat
  13. Altona
    Altona 17 January 2018 13: 31
    +6
    We decided to bend under the World Cup and endure all the spitting apparently. And only then we will be able to bring down the IOC and WADA with possible blows. In general, there will be nothing and it is necessary to close this initially Nazi shop in the form of the Olympic Games. The Olympic Charter has been explicitly designated as wrapping paper. Western athletes do not hesitate to use potent medicines. The competition results are disputed over time, although it seems that samples are taken right away at the finish line, both blood and urine. The Anglo-Saxon system of law freely interprets both rules and circumstances. Well, behind the back of sports officials, the hands of the CIA, MI-6 and the FBI are already clearly visible. We don’t need such hockey.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 17 January 2018 18: 58
      +1
      second + put
  14. uskrabut
    uskrabut 17 January 2018 13: 32
    +1
    "The Olympics generally have little to do with sports."

    Conclusion: send the IOC and WADA on foot on an erotic journey, and McLaren quietly strangle when the passions subside, so that others are not in the habit.
  15. Vasya Svoyakov
    Vasya Svoyakov 17 January 2018 13: 35
    +3
    Now the loot practically rules the sport, in most spectacular competitions, boxing, football, hockey sweepstakes are much more important than gold medals. Andre Agassi at the end of his career admitted that he sometimes lost for the sake of winning in toto! People are often weaker than money, this is a given.
  16. Altona
    Altona 17 January 2018 14: 18
    +3
    Quote: Natalia777
    If the IOC, that is, the United States, supports the nominee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Capitalist Grudinin, then they will allow us to use the abbreviation of the USSR under which the capitalist Grudinin is promoting. CIRCUS YES AND ONLY!

    ------------------------------
    What is so much passion around Grudinin? Do not want to, do not vote for him. I don’t care, for example. If Ksyusha Sobchak has 1,5 million euros in a bedside table with pins.
  17. Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 17 January 2018 15: 55
    0
    Zhirinovsky indicated pindosam their place. Almost like a movie
  18. Lexus
    Lexus 17 January 2018 16: 11
    0
    The cycle of dough and shit in nature - it is such - one "roots", the other "tops".
  19. gorsten79
    gorsten79 17 January 2018 16: 18
    +1
    Although the incomparable results of Russian biathletes and biathletes in the 2017-18 World Cup hint that ascorbines do not give anything stronger to Russian athletes. Well, take a separate sport, now winter and transfer it to our whole sport. This is not right. Yes, the biathlon is now untwisted , its only one of the blue species is regularly shown in large volumes. Yes, we don’t have great achievements, now. But there are other species. Skis, skates, etc. where we are strong. Without any ascorbes, including. And, by the way, the author, why did the DPRK ignore the Games in 1988? They refused to accept part of the competition. Maybe it was just an excuse. But in South Korea, in general, then the military dictatorship can be said was. And in 1984 Romania went. and took second place! After the USA.
  20. colotun
    colotun 17 January 2018 16: 41
    +2
    A cleaning lady accidentally destroyed all doping tests of US athletes
    Posted by Editorial Office "GOSNOSTI" | 26.07.2016/XNUMX/XNUMX |
    A “clumsy" cleaning lady accidentally broke all (!) Samples of American athletes from 1990 to 2016. The circus arrived, friends, we sit back = because of the careless actions of a cleaning company employee, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lost all samples of samples of American athletes.
    it was the American rack that was hurt, and it was on it that unsigned test tubes stood, so all that survived is “not subject to identification”. It’s ridiculous. Moreover, it turned out that fresh samples were also lost, because it was at the time of harvesting that it was decided to “temporarily” transfer them to the 1990 samples:
    “The American archive of samples was taken from special refrigerators, in connection with their unscheduled repair, and placed on ordinary racks. The work should have taken no more than 1-2 days, after which the samples had to return to the place. "
    How many matches. It’s just a fairy tale.
    I think no one will be surprised by the fact that the incident occurred on the eve of a visit to the WADA office by a delegation of Austro-Russian microbiologists who were supposed to compare samples of American “athletes” and Russian athletes. Woe is what, there will now be no comparative analysis.
    The leadership of the World Anti-Doping Agency assured that it terminated the contract with a cleaning agency. Well, apparently, the cleaning lady has already been waiting for in Washington with awards and bonuses.
    The most interesting thing is that they don’t want to discuss this info with us and quietly keep silent about it.
  21. ltc35
    ltc35 17 January 2018 19: 46
    0
    About biathletes he smiled at all))) Now you can’t drink a pill for a headache - suddenly tomorrow it will be on the doping list ...
  22. midshipman
    midshipman 17 January 2018 20: 51
    +2
    Thank you Roman, a wonderful historical essay. There is nothing for us to do at this Olympics. So even the people spoke on ORT in December 2017 (89% so as not to participate). I have the honor.
  23. Golovan Jack
    Golovan Jack 17 January 2018 20: 57
    +4
    Quote: midshipman
    ... even the people spoke on ORT in December 2017 (89% so as not to participate

    That "people" that "spoke out", and so will not participate.
    Quote: midshipman
    We have nothing to do at this Olympics

    You - stopudovo nothing yes
    1. KaPToC
      KaPToC 17 January 2018 23: 23
      +1
      Quote: Golovan Jack
      That "people" that "spoke out", and so will not participate.

      Nefig to take airtime for people's money - the opinion of the people.
      1. Golovan Jack
        Golovan Jack 17 January 2018 23: 24
        +4
        Quote: KaPToC
        take airtime for people's money

        What is it like? Outline the mechanics of the process, plz.
        1. KaPToC
          KaPToC 17 January 2018 23: 30
          0
          Quote: Golovan Jack
          What is it like? Outline the mechanics of the process, plz.

          Do not show broadcasts, don’t send athletes, refuse any cooperation with the IOC and WADA, refuse financing, demand a refund of the spent funds.
          1. Golovan Jack
            Golovan Jack 17 January 2018 23: 39
            +4
            Quote: KaPToC
            Quote: Golovan Jack
            What is it like? Outline the mechanics of the process, plz.
            KaPToC

            You do not understand me, obviously ... well, well, what you wrote is quite enough:
            Quote: KaPToC
            Do not show broadcasts

            This is decided by the TV channel. He better know what they will watch and what not. And where advertising will go better (the main source of income for TV channels, by the way).
            Quote: KaPToC
            do not send athletes

            Nobody sent them. Each of the athletes makes a decision for himself.
            Quote: KaPToC
            to refuse any cooperation with the IOC and WADA

            Nifiga you are not a diplomat. In no place just laughing
            Quote: KaPToC
            request a refund

            No comments. For nonsense.
            1. KaPToC
              KaPToC 17 January 2018 23: 44
              +1
              Quote: Golovan Jack
              Nobody sent them. Each of the athletes makes a decision for himself.

              But figs you guessed right. There are no “random” “draw” athletes at the Olympiad; all athletes represent any country according to quotas for which it is necessary to compete. They, athletes, can naturalize in another country and speak for it, but they do not have the right to speak on behalf of our country, not to represent it under some other symbols.
              1. Golovan Jack
                Golovan Jack 17 January 2018 23: 48
                +4
                Quote: KaPToC
                But figs you guessed right

                Tell it to the mirror, and you will be right.
                No one has deprived the Russian Federation of the right to participate in the Olympics. Accordingly, all the quotas are in place.
                It was and is about "symbolism" - the flag and the anthem.
                Athletes themselves decide whether to take part in the Games on such terms or not.
                Do not put a shadow on the wattle fence, it is not worth it No.
                1. KaPToC
                  KaPToC 18 January 2018 00: 07
                  0
                  Quote: Golovan Jack
                  No one has deprived the Russian Federation of the right to participate in the Olympics. Accordingly, all the quotas are in place.

                  I repeat - you guessed the figs. The Russian team was deprived of the right to participate in the Olympics 2018, you either do not know this (of which I doubt) or deliberately lie. Russian athletes can ride in the national team or not go if the national team does not go. They cannot participate as private individuals, this is not provided for by the OI regulation.
                  Quote: Golovan Jack
                  Athletes themselves decide whether to take part in the Games on such terms or not.

                  And in the national team of which country will they participate in the Olympics 2018?
                  1. Golovan Jack
                    Golovan Jack 18 January 2018 00: 13
                    +4

                    Russian athletes who are not involved in the use of doping will be able to perform under a neutral flag, reports Yuri Vendik, correspondent of the BBC Russian Service from Lausanne.

                    At the same time, the Executive Committee considered it possible "to invite certain Russian athletes on strict conditions to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang."

                    "The invited athletes will participate (in individual or team competitions) under the title" Olympic athlete from Russia. They will compete only under this name and under the Olympic flag. The Olympic anthem will be performed at every ceremony, "the IOC press release said.
                    1. KaPToC
                      KaPToC 18 January 2018 00: 23
                      +1
                      Quote: Golovan Jack
                      http://www.bbc.com/russian/news-42238663

                      The link confirms my words. IOC just pulls a goat on a cactus trying to eat a fish and get sexual pleasure. As I wrote - the team was suspended. No one can go on behalf of our country, and on behalf of which country will the “pale” athletes perform? The presence of "ownerless" athletes is not provided.