A cloud hanging over Russia
David reed splashes in the morning.
Last month, the Russian men’s team dominated the European short course tournament, which included nine gold MEDALS. The team has won at least one gold medal in all four defeats, as well as two men’s relay players. The star was 17-year-old Kliment Kolesnikov, who both won gold MEDALS in 100 and 200.
Division, he almost missed the world record for the 100 back to Copenhagen, and he in a week after swim in st Petersburg sal nico’s cup again, the end of the record in the history of the fastest time. He finished at 48.90, two hundredths faster than matt graves’s previous world record.
To sum up, this is Russia a banner month in swimming, and the country’s two world championship this year, from the European championships Yulia Effie mo Eva (Yulia Efimova) and yevgeny, rove (Evgeny Rylov) is also working on.
But that’s just swimming. Elsewhere in Russian sports, everything is not so good and fancy. The international Olympic committee (ioc) announced a week before the European championships on December 5 to limit Russia’s participation in the upcoming winter Olympics in pyeongchang, South Korea, in February.
The international Olympic committee (ioc) announced that it had accumulated enough evidence that in the years leading up to the 2014 winter Olympics, sochi supported national and ioc support for a central doping program. Russian athletes can still participate in the Olympics, but they can’t wear Russian flags and compete under the banner of “Olympic athletes from Russia.”
After the decision, the reaction was split between “this is time” and “the ioc should further punish Russia”. But there is a consensus about this: Russia is unworthy of the Olympics.
Similarly, Russia is the taste of men’s swimming months. Yi? The things here don’t add up.
Let’s be clear: no one has accused anyone who won a gold medal at the European championships. No one has tested positive, although 50 free gold medalist Vladimir as Morozov (Vladimir Morozov) was implicated in the 2016 McLaren report, but there is no evidence that he committed wrongdoing.
But swimming is not a vacuum, even in non-olympic years. Back in 18 months, just before the Rio Olympics, the sports world was shocked by the international Olympic committee’s defiance of the world anti-doping agency’s proposal to ban Russia from the Olympics.
Since then, Russian swimmers have continued to compete as if nothing had happened. At an international conference in the past year, there was little outrage at the Russian flag and the national anthem.
Meanwhile, the person leading the world anti-doping agency’s investigation into the Russian doping scandal has attacked the international Olympic committee for making Russia too loose. Jack Robertson, the former chief investigative officer of the world anti-doping agency, wrote a New York times column titled “the 2018 winter Olympics have been polluted”.
In the article, Robertson explained that hundreds of Russian athletes might play in pyeongchang, while the title of “Russian Olympian” was not very neutral. He then clarified the scope of Russia’s efforts to subvert anti-doping practices:
“We found that when a Russian athlete rises to the national level, he or she doesn’t have a choice: it’s or paint, or you’re done. Athletes and coaches have been linked to Russian doctors who designed the doping program, in fact trafficking and storing controlled substances in the buildings of the Russian sports ministry.