Pierre, I'm sorry, we all ... slept
The founder of the modern Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin, certainly did not see his brainchild. And even more so, he could not even imagine that his phrase “about sport, you are the world” will sound anecdotally. However, it seems to me that the first notes of disappointment crept into the soul of Baron de Coubertin from the origins of Olympism, especially when the 1936 Olympiad of the year was used as a battering ram for the ideas of Nazism. But, alas, Pierre himself could no longer influence this, he had a year to death. And on top of the baron's head, charges were already poured in exaggerating his role in the Olympic movement and the misinterpretation of the Olympic spirit, and so on.
So we see only a logical consequence of the transformation of the Olympics into an instrument of politics, and the IOC, respectively, into a pocket committee of political backstage.
Just think, WADA, organized in 1999 by the IOC itself, for a few years has mutated into a convenient club to punish those who are undesirable. And the main initiator of high-profile investigations and appeals to the IOC, of course, was the USADA (American Anti-Doping Agency) in the person of Travis Tigert. The West has remained true to its habit of cheating terms and privatizing big names, therefore both WADA and USADA always appear as independent organizations. But at the first verification of their independence, it becomes instantly clear who is behind the harassment of our athletes and the country as a whole.
Thus, according to political analyst Anton Hashchenko, the Executive Office of the President of the United States (equivalent to the Russian Presidential Administration) in the year 2014 transferred to the “independent” USADA 8,75 million dollars, and in the 2016 year already 9,5 million dollars. And WADA itself received more than 2004 million dollars from the US with 2015 to 21 a year, at the same time all the other countries combined put about 150 million into the anti-doping capsule. Of course, dear reader has life experience , going a little further than the institute gallery, and does not share the sectarian belief in the eternal "Western altruism", it is easy to understand the simple truth - who feeds a girl, he dances her.
Simply put, the notorious WADA report was paid for by the office of Barack Obama with his wild inferiority complex against Putin. But the main informers of the report were also entertaining characters like Rodchenkov. On the last lover of “freedom and democracy”, by the way, a criminal case was opened under the 201 article.
At the same time, such increased attention to doping tests is more than offset by “random” negligence with respect to doping tests of US athletes. The latter, by some unimaginable coincidence, were deftly destroyed. By chance…
Paralympic Games ordered to live long
The hype, promoted by the notorious WADA report, finally allowed interested people not only to take responsibility off themselves, but also to take more radical steps. As a result, our Paralympic team was removed by the full squad.
There was a unique situation when the WADA report, precisely because of its lack of evidence, became an excellent reason to remove rivals. The fact is that the scandalousness and convenience of different interpretations of the meaning of the report made it possible to promote this piece of paper as Hitler’s fake diaries. As a result, the one who was doused with shit is always to blame, in the end, to be washed.
The bottom line is that the opportunity to appeal this decision exists, it has not been canceled. However, those who are familiar with legal proceedings, understand that this process is lengthy. There are deadlines for filing an appeal, deadlines for its consideration, deadlines for approving the date of hearings, and so on. Thus, it is absolutely not important what decision the court will make, since there will be practically no time left. That's the whole point! Another media hype, the elimination of our team and complete irresponsibility - a clever legal maneuver. So forget the sport.
Everything has been stolen before us
Political intriguers of the West understood crystally that the Olympiad does not carry any value other than informational and political in the modern world. Therefore, the maximum zero attention was paid to the purely organizational and professional level of this farce. And while all the officials from the IOC flirted with the WADA abortion, misguided as it was too much raging, only a few people clutched their heads, watching the 21 Olympic site turning into a backyard.
Contempt for the most important principles of Olympism could not help but affect this “sports festival”. It all began with shock therapy, which the guests of Rio experienced on the very first day. According to the assurances of journalists, they became hostages of this gigantic construction site, and the reliability of the few objects put into operation was akin to the reliability of not even Chinese mobile phones, but repaired and reflashed Chinese mobile phones. And one of the Olympic construction projects, namely the mooring for sailing competitions, decided to give up the ends a few days before the opening. In addition, the Olympic Village itself was littered with tons of construction waste, through which guests of Rio made their way in an attempt to find shelter. But again, it was not there ...
The temporary shelter, both for athletes and guests of the Olympiad, turned out to be partly bypassed by communications and amenities: either there is no water, then no light bulbs, or beds ... I, of course, can only assume how athletes felt after the ice shower in the bathroom without Light, but I am sure, they did not add strength and motivation to them.
Moreover, the fact that some of them were simply deprived of the opportunity to conduct full-fledged trainings and to acclimatize as painlessly as possible did not add to their strength. And while the IOC and WADA bureaucrats continued to engage in papermaking, Vitaly Dunaytsev, for example, was forced to conduct his boxing training ... in an underground parking lot. Approximately the same situation happened with tennis players.
Vitaly Dunaytsy is boxing in the underground parking
And stoically demolishing all the shades of Brazilian hospitality, the guests of the Olympiad finally made their way to the Olympic venues. Placed on the verge of a heart attack from a sudden communal exotics, the joyful participants of the “sports festival”, it is true, were greatly encouraged by the brutal Brazilian military against the licked facade of the Olympics. And there was something to see!
With the reinforced concrete face of the Latin American version of the terminator, Brazilian warriors were not without pride showing all their power. They were hung with recently adopted IMBEL assault rifles and American rifles. The most charismatic soldiers clung to our Igla-S MANPADS, aimlessly aiming at the clean South American sky, while nearby their partners also uselessly wooded the sky with eyepieces of binoculars. And all this with a remarkable sense of self-importance and indispensability.
Toward the end, even the Piranha III, a Swiss-made combat vehicle, recently acquired by Brazil for the marines, rolled out onto the square. For what purpose the children sailed with iron, it is probably unclear even to them. True, the winged inhabitants of this kind of protection enthusiastically photographed ...
At the same time, the locals decided to improve their financial situation at the expense of the guests of the Olympics with no less enthusiasm. For the sake of truth, it is worth mentioning that they did it quite intelligently and quietly, almost professionally. The Australians were the first to suffer, later the Danes, and after a couple of days the “sandpit generals” reached the “Russian House”.
However, restraint Aboriginal enough for long. And soon came the first news about battering during the expropriation of personal values. One of the first to succeed in experiencing this exoticism was the bronze medalist in judo Dirk of the baths Tichelt, who had lost his phone and acquired a decent blanche, on his own skin. After that, but with the use of weapons, a swimmer was robbed from Korotishkin from Russia. The robbers showed democracy and, in fact, robbed everyone in a row so that no one was hurt. Thus, the local "Robin Hoods" took in the literal sense of "on the knife" the Minister of Sports of Portugal Thiago Brando, who lost all the cash and the phone, but remained alive.
Journalists sheltered from another shootout
And this is all against the background of endless attacks on journalistic groups. Thus, the journalist Christine Ahern and her cameraman Glen from Australia got into a funny (in a certain sense) situation. On Copacabana beach they were attacked ... transvestites. Rob journalists, however, they did not have time. However, the local perverts were so militant that they shoved poor poor Glen with a heavy bag over the head.
Although why be surprised? After all, even at Rio airport, protesting police officers greeted those arriving with a banner “Welcome to Hell! Police and firefighters do not pay salaries and all those who come to Rio will not be safe here. ” So you could immediately expect help before the carrot blast.
The crocodile is not caught, the coconut does not grow
The Olympic movement itself waved at the Olympics long before the Olympic fire soared over Rio. Now only reap the consequences. After all, the Olympics even before the opening literally walked over the corpses. The fact is that the media village for the long-suffering journalists was built on bones, namely on the site of the mass burial of slaves. Here you will inevitably become superstitious.
Then, overjoyed locals will begin to meet the torchbearers with the Olympiad symbol with a friendly whistle, an affable mother woman and approving cobblestones. Also “suddenly” it will become known about the fake national flags used by the organizers during the awards ceremony. The creek was raised by the Chinese, noticing forgery in the location of the stars on their banner.
The Brazilian military also distinguished themselves when they attempted to return the jaguar to the cage - the symbol of this Olympiad - without thinking twice finished off the animal.
Contemplating the ongoing mess, our sworn friends from the United States and completely refused to move to the Olympic Village. They remained on the cruise ship, judging that it would be safer. Their example was followed by the Australians, who, in the absence of a liner, moved into a hotel.
It turned out to be no safer at the Olympic facilities themselves. On tennis courts, for example, bolboi, as usual, swift and brisk boys picking up balls, so that the athlete does not slip on him in the heat of the match and get injured, turned out to be lazy like office plankton, or even ignore the yellow balls. At the same time, on the very borders of the court in their usual style of carnival, onlookers loafed about, which is prohibited. For all the protests, wise refereeing made a helpless gesture.
Even the world-wide Brazilian garbage dumps have distinguished themselves. One sneaky and wayward couch managed not to swim out of non-existence in time and, in the literal sense of the word, take the canoe of an athlete-canoeist to board the ship, dropping the latter overboard.
In time to get green with anger. However, instead of sportsmen and guests of the Olympiad, the pool turned green. Yes Yes. At first, the diving pool turned green, and the next day, apparently out of a sense of solidarity, his fellow brother turned green, in which they were going to hold water polo competitions. And no matter how hard the bureaucrats fought against the sport, trying to reassure the public, the athletes clearly perceived such changes without enthusiasm.
In addition, this “damned” Olympiad in every sense has every chance to enter history as the most traumatic. For the first time in the history of games, the rowing team turned upside down due to strong waves. And the total number of victims in less than a month has already exceeded a dozen. Either the weightlifter will turn the elbow inside out, the cyclists will not share the track, the gymnast will break his leg during the jump, and doctors, right from a lot of experience, will accidentally drop him from the stretcher, etc. However, the most massive sad incident occurred not with the athletes, but with the audience when the 600-kilogram camera from the 20-meter height collapsed on the guests of the Olympiad. And the first “swallow” in this list of personal tragedies was the fracture of the three vertebrae of the Dutch cyclist Anemik van Vleten, who could not even imagine that you could find ... potholes on the Olympic track!
The latest sad news from the Olympics, which more and more resembles the scene of the fighting, was the death of Stefan Henz, the coach of the German national team in rowing slalom. Stefan was driving to the Olympic Village when his cab crashed into a concrete wall.
What do we observe? Is this the decline of the Olympic movement?
The Olympiad has always tried to use this or that force for its own purposes. Well, political traders cannot avoid the temptation of such a global platform for use as a mouthpiece of their interests. However, how exactly now did such gloomy thoughts about the decline of the entire Olympic movement come from? I assure you, not for the sake of a word of wit.
These conclusions are a logical continuation of two indisputable facts. Firstly, the fact is that we all witnessed the willful degradation of Western politicians and officials of all stripes. We all saw how during the most difficult condition with migrants, Merkel, like a female parrot, continued to call wild to Europe. We all saw how hollow and comic Hollande "resisted" terrorism, as if by habit, waiting for the go-ahead from overseas. We all saw the panic that took over European dignitaries when Britain moved away from the EU. Panic of such magnitude that the black overlord sank to his vassals, trying to convince the mob to remain in obedience.
Therefore, in this atmosphere, officials from sports from the IOC walked up the career ladder one way or another connected with politics and the powerful of the world for obvious reasons (God forbid, no hint of mercenary motives — their motives are much deeper). No wonder that on this path they acquired this limp inertia of thinking. And now I think it is easier for these people to imagine a world without an Olympiad than an Olympiad without the interests of the United States and WADA. And the last dissatisfied tirades of Thomas Bach against the presumptuous organization of the IOC WADA were nothing more than an attempt to save face and a kind of nostalgia for those times when he himself proudly wore Olympic gold around his neck.
Secondly, the inertia of the thinking of sports dignitaries and the general trend of violation of the principles of Olympism fell to an almost irreversible personal level. A certain atomization of such processes is always much more destructive, as it becomes a habit. So, on this Olympiad, legendary American swimmer Michael Phelps distinguished himself, who sharply declared that his heart was breaking from the presence of athletes who had fallen on doping at the Olympics. True, this does not interfere with his gentle friendship with the sprinter Justin Gatlin, who was caught on doping twice, the last time for the use of ... amphetamines! It also did not prevent him from puffing marijuana himself. In general, as a professional swimmer, the guy caught a wave of fresh trend.
Michael Phelps "masters" new horizons of sports consciousness
The subvassal Britain, represented by runner Paula Radcliffe, did not lag behind, saying that the disqualification of Russian athletes should last until it is proved that there are no doping situations in Russia at all, but this should take years. After these words, the presumption of innocence shyly covered itself with the lid of the coffin.
No less “truthful” was the Australian athlete in race walking Jarred Tallent, who said that “Russian athletes are a shame, competitions without them have become cleaner, this is a great relief for athletics.” One cannot but agree with the latter, the absence of a strong rival is a great relief ... But what are such victories worth?
American swimmer Fiona Doyle went even further and decided, without too much modesty, to try on herself also as a political analyst: "FINA (International Swimming Federation) bent under Putin, allowing Efimov before the competition."
Photo "nepolivitsy" from sports Fiona Doyle
The discrimination faced by our athletes is a direct violation of one of the fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter, namely the right to sports as an inalienable human right to play sports without discrimination, which requires mutual understanding, a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. And it is the lack of personal understanding of these principles, disbelief in them and the desperate attempt of the athletes themselves to ride the trend wave sent by the West, clearly indicates the decline of the Olympic movement. It mutated irrevocably into a global, but not so costly (as the maintenance of opposition forces in recalcitrant countries) a tool for the formation of enemies and their punishment. At the same time, the instrument is thoroughly washed with sweat and with the blood of great and noble Olympic athletes who truly believe in the charter.
PS: I thought for a long time, what event can be described as the well-known “last nail”. But the Americans did everything for me. American athletes on their own curvature could not qualify during the relay, losing the baton. However, without being embarrassed by dozens of cameras, they said they were not guilty, that they were disturbed (attention!) By other athletes! It was then made an unprecedented decision in every sense to allow them to qualify individually without these annoying rivals. That very severe International Athletics Federation, which removed our entire team from the Olympics, suddenly became rosy to the unlucky American women. What can you say? The funeral ... uh ... that is, the official closing of the Olympics-2016 will take place on August 21. Thanks to all.