Wednesday, November 11, 2015

UPDATED: Putin orders investigation into claims re athletes involvement in doping programme.

UPDATE:  November 13, 2015 - Russian Sports Minister puts some perspective on the issue of drugs in international sports....unlike the flagrantly biased M$M which is on a witch hunt against Russia and will twist each and every issue against Russia until it has achieved its demonic goals.

Putin and Russian Sports Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation into claims the country's athletes have been part of a systematic doping programme.

Putin was speaking for the first time since a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) independent commission revealed its damning findings on Monday.
He said he wanted "professional co-operation" with anti-doping bodies.
"The battle must be open," said Putin. "A sporting contest is only interesting when it is honest."
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko had earlier said Britain's anti-doping system had "zero value" and was "even worse" than Russia's.
That accusation was rejected by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Putin spoke only about the issues affecting Russia, saying someone must take responsibility should problems be found.
"I ask the minister of sport and all our colleagues who are linked in one way or another with sport to pay this issue the greatest possible attention," he said, before a meeting with sports officials in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
"It is essential that we conduct our own internal investigation and - I want to underline - provide the most open professional co-operation with international anti-doping structures."
Lord Coe, president of athletics' governing body, the IAAF, has told the Russian athletics federation to respond to Wada's report by Friday.
The report's author, Dick Pound, recommended Russian athletes be suspended from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
But International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday his organisation had "no authority" to take such action, and the matter was solely for the IAAF to deal with.
Bach said the IOC would continue to apply a zero-tolerance policy to doping, and that Olympic medals would be withdrawn from any Russian athlete named in the Wada report who is found guilty of doping.
"We have a proven track record," said Bach. "We will protect clean athletes."

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I had to quickly comment on this story...which looks at first blush like yet another M$M anti-Russia/Putin extravaganza.  We will see what the Russian investigation turns up.

Two points to ponder, however:

1.  Dick Pound is a Canadian Olympic executive who has long wanted to be the head of the Olympic Committee. I believe he lost out to the Russian-favoured candidate last time around. He has always made a big deal about drugs in Olympic sports, but I think he may have a wee conflict of interest in his report-making. Is he trying to earn brownie points with the anti-Russian West--by vilifying Russia???

2.  I have only two words for the Main$tream media when it comes to responsible journalism re drugging scandals in sports:

Lance Armstrong

This world class fraud worked his magik on the Tour de France for six years at the least and made million$ of dollars.  Nobody saw anything nobody did anything.  He denied at least six rightful winners of that event their day in the sun...not to mention sponsorships.  His sponsor was the US Postal Service.  You can't get much more corrupt than Lance Armstrong representing the US government all the while defrauding hundreds of athletes.  Yet, the Armstrong debacle was soft-pedaled in the media. Comparatively speaking, the M$M has already spilled more gigabytes on this Russian supposed scandal than they ever did on the Lance Armstrong scandal.

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