Will The IOC Have The Guts To Do What Needs To Be Done?
“I’m surprised by what appears to be the difficulty on the part of the I.O.C. to do what obviously has to be done. … If you push this down to the federations. what do you need an International Olympic Committee for? … The rhetoric is that it’s a Western plot to further marginalize Russia, and what about the innocent athletes? The answer to that is: Are there any?”
– Former WADA head Dick Pound speaking in support of a complete Russian ban from the 2016 Rio Olympics. A decision and announcement are expected by the IOC today.
*UPDATE: IOC decide against a blanket ban leaving it to each individual sport to make their own decision.
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