17th place drug user wrote:
IOC is belatedly doing its job. Maybe it will cancel Rio results due to "missing" Russians demanded by USA/WADA (Canada). Unfortunately they have turned sport into politics.
People who understand politics outside of track had been making remarks here and at other sites since this all started. It served a dual purpose, demonizing Putin / Russia, as they are hated for rightfully going after the oligarchs who looted Russia. These men were aided by their good friend Larry Summers in the US, who's part of their tribe of course. This is why Summers is scared crapless to travel to Europe, lest he be picked up, taken to Russia and put on trial for his criminal activities. This would be a good thing, as he is as vile as the oligarchs themselves whom Putin never should have released from prison. All they've done since is return to Israel and make death threats and openly state their ambitions to again loot Russia and collapse the economies of Europe.
The other purpose was to keep people's attention off the increasing evidence of officials doing as much as possible to allow certain athletes and individuals to dope in order to fulfill goals of social conditioning of the Western masses via athletics and other elements the media presents as spectacle, and this goes far beyond track and field. Say for example a name E. African athlete or coach is caught red-handed. Generally the stories disappear, or they turn out to be "false positives" or incorrectly reported, played down, hushed up, ignored, and everyone's attention directed back to the evil bogeyman Putin or some other approved villain.
Kenyan coaches trying to take drug tests for athletes? Oh, they were just trying to get free lunches, turn the story into one coach and then bury it. Athletes staying in the same hotel as a name coach who's caught with an arsenal of PEDs? It doesn't prove anything or mean anything. Move along. The behind the scenes cash will turn it into a non-event, a mistake, racial profiling or some other lie.
The sport is a joke, especially distance running. Kill off the drugs and you'll still have great E. Africans. You just won't have the numbers you now see. The improved testing has scared the people behind the mess a bit, as the hilariously rigged performances we saw in the heyday of doping from Komen, Geb, KB and others haven't been remotely approached. If those athletes had been Chinese or Japanese or Europeans, they'd have been questioned and mocked and hounded Lance Armstrong style.
People - meaning naive Westerners - need to ask themselves why they've been programmed to reflexively reject the idea that certain peoples can cheat, will cheat, do cheat and might not exactly be the happy, smiling, super friendly people that the media portrays them to be. The same media that vilifies others as part of the same agenda. The same media run for the most part by people of the same ilk as Summers and the oligarchs.
The Africans don't have the money to cheat. It isn't only Africans bringing the drugs into Africa. It's people who are tools of those who actually believe they will be able to eventually control everything. It won't happen, but they're giving it a go.