“Russia lost its top ranking in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the most expensive in history, when it was stripped of two more gold medals in the doping scandal that’s engulfed the nation’s athletes…
“Russian resentment over the doping allegations, which the Kremlin denies, is already a source of tension with the U.S. President Vladimir Putin, who personally oversaw the $50 billion preparations for the Games, has accused the U.S. of using the question of Russian participation in the Olympics as a means to influence presidential elections next March, in which he’s expected to seek a record fourth term…
“The IOC’s review of Russian athletes at Sochi followed the report of an independent commission last year. It concluded that Russian officials engaged in a “systematic scheme” to obscure positive dope-test results involving about 1,000 athletes from 2011-2015. The commission led by Richard McLaren found that Russia developed the program after its athletes finished in 11th place with just three gold medals at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, its worst performance since the collapse of the Soviet Union… Continue reading ‘Russia Just Keeps On Lying’
We’ve expanded this post from 2014, when we were only on ‘Facebook’. The man who is the subject of this post has since ‘retired’ from martial arts:
“I was 40 my last fight, and won it impressively. So much so, that other women were terrified to fight me — thus helping end my career.”
“I’ve never felt so overpowered, ever, in my life.”
“Nothing can take away from the fact that you are physically a man. Mentally and emotionally, who knows — but physically, he’s a man.” Continue reading ‘A Man Is Still a Man’
“Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard says Maria Sharapova, who returned from her 15-month doping ban on Wednesday, is a “cheater” and should not be allowed to compete in the sport again.
“Bouchard spoke to TRT World in an interview published Tuesday on ‘YouTube’ and did not hold back her thoughts.
https://youtu.be/in-hEb_OQxo?t=112 Continue reading ‘Cheaters Shouldn’t Prosper’
“Pro cycling was rocked…when 19-year-old Belgian rider Femke Van den Driessche, competing in the cyclocross world championships, was caught with a bicycle that had a motor hidden in the frame…” “Cycling officials…detained a bicycle ridden during the cyclocross world championships in Zolder, Belgium, to investigate “technological fraud”, and on Sunday they confirmed the bike had a concealed motor in the frame. Continue reading ‘Cheating In Cycling…Yet Again’
“New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia made baseball history…becoming the first player to be ‘permanently suspended’ by ‘Major League Baseball’, after testing positive again for a performance-enhancing substance. Continue reading ‘Lifetime Suspension… Sort Of’