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Kulverstukas
25th Feb 2018, 12:44
Add more insults below. (https://nypost.com/2018/02/25/a-team-without-a-country-wins-hockey-gold/)

Lonewolf_50
25th Feb 2018, 13:38
As Shakespeare once observed ...
The play's the thing.

wiggy
25th Feb 2018, 14:23
" Add more insults....."?

Having seen, been fascinated by and enjoyed "Red Army" I for one wouldn't dream of it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4DLvI6LehE

Nemrytter
25th Feb 2018, 15:24
That looks like a reputable piece of "journalism" in the OP. The US equivalent of the Daily Heil?

ORAC
25th Feb 2018, 15:35
A team without a country wins hockey goldOr to put it another way, “team of individuals from country barred from participating in Olympics for deliberate, state-planned and funded doping and cheating win gold”.

And even after being forgiving enough to let them participate as individuals - they 2 competitors who have failed drug tests are Russian (http://abcnews.go.com/International/2nd-russian-athlete-fails-doping-test-winter-olympics/story?id=53301854).

Who knows, maybe the team who won silver will get upgraded to gold during the next 4 years?

racedo
25th Feb 2018, 22:14
Or to put it another way, “team of individuals from country barred from participating in Olympics for deliberate, state-planned and funded doping and cheating win gold”.

And even after being forgiving enough to let them participate as individuals - they 2 competitors who have failed drug tests are Russian (http://abcnews.go.com/International/2nd-russian-athlete-fails-doping-test-winter-olympics/story?id=53301854).

Who knows, maybe the team who won silver will get upgraded to gold during the next 4 years?

Maybe they can all apply for TUE's after all it works in the West.

NutLoose
26th Feb 2018, 00:43
They should not have been there full stop

jolihokistix
26th Feb 2018, 00:53
A gold for the clean Russians? What's not to like?

gileraguy
26th Feb 2018, 02:56
one of the positive drug tests identified an OAR "Hurler" (?)

wouldn't thhink it would matter in that "sport"...

ORAC
26th Feb 2018, 06:13
Curling. And apparently it can, especially in the two person competition (https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/doping-charge-angers-olympic-curlers-but-they-admit-there-could-be-benefits/2018/02/19/73665964-1555-11e8-8b08-027a6ccb38eb_story.html) where it took place.

obgraham
26th Feb 2018, 07:13
Let’s be clear here, Kulverstukas. The only reason the “team from Russia” did well is that the NHL, in their continuing grab for cash, prevented active NHL players from going to the Olympics. They didn’t want to interrupt their season, or to expose their millionaire players to potential injury there.

Russia, however, managed to put together a team of recent NHLers, like Datsyuk and Kovalchuk, along with KHL players, many of whom are on a par with NHL skills. So this team was far more experienced than the team of college and pub-based players fielded by Canada and the US. Good for them — they won. Big deal.

The women’s side was far more competitive. Any Russians there?

bnt
26th Feb 2018, 07:54
Still, to me the big news is the German team, who only lost out on gold by a "golden goal". I watched the match highlights, and not only did they fight back against the Russians, they took the lead in the 3rd period. They conceded a fairly easy goal about 40 seconds from full time - leaving Russian star Gusev with all the time in the world to line up a shot at goal. Still, an amazing performance from a country not known as ice hockey fans.

Ancient Mariner
26th Feb 2018, 08:20
I thought us Real Vikings collected all the golds. Must have missed one.
Per

Sallyann1234
26th Feb 2018, 09:10
A gold for the clean Russians? What's not to like?
A demonstration that it's possible to be the best without the use of drugs.

racedo
26th Feb 2018, 17:14
They should not have been there full stop

on what basis ?

An infomer paid millions "supposedly" to tell the truth.

Banning of people never found guilty of anything.

If you want collective responsibility then why do Countrys keeping hiding the TUE's they give to Athletes. Why not divukge everything.

Norway seeemingly only allow asthmatics in their Winter Olympic Team
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/22/norway-winter-olympics-success

Eyebrows were also raised when the Norwegian TV channel NRK published the list of asthma drugs its country’s doctors were taking to this Winter Olympics, which amounted to 10 times more than Finland’s. “Their medical use is pushing the limits,” says Jostein Overik of the Norwegian paper VG. “You can’t say it is doping, because cross-country skiers do have problems with their airwaves in cold weather. But it does raise ethical questions.”