Of course, the term “shut up” was not used in the IOC, but the implication of the statement of the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, was exactly that.
Recall that initially WADA expressed "regret" due to the fact that the IOC decided not to remove the entire Russian team from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but suggested that the issue be resolved at the level of international sports federations. When the number of “regrets” from WADA began to overlap across all imaginable boundaries, and when accusations were added to “regrets” that Bach was supposedly Putin’s man, the head of the International Olympic Committee decided to recall his glorious Olympic past and put on the “lost shore” WADA thrust rapier.
Thomas Bach made a statement, from which the real hysterics began in WADA. According to the head of the International Olympic Committee, all the insinuations about the need to remove from the Olympics the entire Russian team for him are eloquent testimony to the fact that WADA reigns utter chaos. Thomas Bach said that those who call for the so-called “nuclear option” (complete removal of all Russian athletes) are not at all familiar with the Olympic Charter. Moreover, Bach harshly criticized WADA representatives for shouting about the need to remove Russia from the Olympics, in fact, without completing the investigation into a possible doping procedure, and not trying to present concrete facts with an evidence base.
Such steps are not at all what an international Olympic movement exists for.
It is worth noting that the decision of the IOC not to remove the entire Russian team from the WADA Olympics was announced almost as complicity to the doping system, and at the same time called on the IOC to “start restoring their reputation”.
In response, the IOC, whose representative 84 from 85 supported Thomas Bach, presented his vision of the situation with WADA. The International Olympic Committee said that this will not work, and "we do not need such WADA." Representatives of the committee said that if someone in this situation and need to restore their reputation, it is the World Anti-Doping Association itself.
On behalf of all those who support us, I strongly reject all insinuations. Our goal is to provide protection for all honest ("clean") athletes. We cannot allow ourselves to have a similar situation in the future. For this it is time to review the activities of the World Anti-Doping Association.
But really there is something to reconsider. And here, not only obviously political calls for the removal of even “pure” Russian athletes from the Games, but also completely unexpected statements from the head of the WADA special commission, Richard Pound. What kind of statements are these? And here they are ...
Richard Pound, whose commission was supposed to find evidence of "involvement of the Russian authorities in the system of doping intake by Russian athletes," several months after the start of work (and literally two days before the start of the Olympics) suddenly announced:
The involvement of the Russian authorities in the doping frauds in the sports system of the Russian Federation has not been identified. However, the work on identifying the names of Russian athletes who have taken doping will continue.
This is reported by the publication R-Sport.
Oh, very interesting ... The statement in the style: "Oh, there was a mistake - it doesn't happen to anyone."
That is, for months on end, the ladies and gentlemen from WADA asserted that it was Putin himself who was personally involved in the replacement of test tubes with doping tests of Russian athletes, using holes in the laboratory, FSB agents, etc. etc. Against this background, the figure of Mr. Rodchenkov appeared, who told about “holes”. Again, against this background, WADA screams about the need to remove everyone at once, because "at the state level, the Russian authorities are encouraging the use of doping."
And now what? Pound found out that the Russian authorities did not and did not engage in this kind of rewards - thank you all, are everyone free? Or "did not find Pound - find McLaren" - such a logic? But while McLaren, except Rodchenkov, did not find anything and no one. And if found, then, again, where is the evidence, bro? .. And why is the McLaren Commission "better" than the Pound Commission?
Well, in general, but what about the answer for words?
First, if the state does not encourage, then on what basis does WADA continue to demand more blood (crossed out) discharges of non-convicted Russians? Secondly, if the state does not encourage, then what about the same Mr. Rodchenkov, who insisted on the opposite? After all, it turns out that Mr. Rodchenkov, sorry, stupidly lied. This time. And if he lied, then it is necessary for someone. These are two. And who needs this, taking into account the fact that the former head of the Rusad dumped it in the United States of America? A question with a clear answer. These are three.
So what do we have?
We have that dozens not guilty of doping Russian athletes still will not go to the Olympics. And this is the victory of the anti-Russian forces. However, we also have the fact that international institutions did not have the audacity to remove the entire Russian team from the Games. This is a victory for Russia. As a victory for Russia, in that now WADA will treat any trick with more caution, until the association is disbanded and the new system is built.
On this basis, it can be stated that the blow aimed at Russia again did not bring the desired result to its authors. And this means that now the creative Russophobes will begin to search for new directions to try to insert rods into the wheels of the Russian Federation. And given the fact that hitting the tails for Russia is more expensive, you should think about applying your own preemptive strikes aimed at guaranteed success and exceptional disclosure of the truth against the West itself.