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jimnyc
12-05-2017, 02:22 PM
Always seems to be Russia or China busted for cheating or some sort of performance enhancing drugs. :dunno:

And they Say Russia may boycott if this happened? Huh? What the hell are they going to do, not show up for the games that they were dis-invited from?

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Russia Banned From Winter Olympics by I.O.C.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.

That was the punishment issued Tuesday to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping in previously unfathomable ways. The International Olympic Committee, after completing its own prolonged investigations that reiterated what had been known for more than a year, handed Russia penalties for doping so severe they were without precedent in Olympics history.

The ruling cemented that the nation was guilty of executing an extensive state-backed doping program. The scheme was rivaled perhaps only by the notorious program conducted by East Germany throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

Now the sports world will wait to see how Russia responds. Some Russian officials have threatened to boycott if the I.O.C. delivered such a severe punishment.

President Vladimir V. Putin seemed to be predicting a boycott of the Pyeongchang Games, since his foreign policy in recent years has been based on the premise that he has rescued Russia from the humiliation inflicted on it by the West after the collapse of the Soviet Union. His spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, has said no boycott was under discussion before the announcement, however, and the news broke late in the evening in Moscow when an immediate official reaction was unlikely.

In barring Russia’s team, Olympic officials left the door open for some Russian athletes. Those with histories of rigorous drug testing may petition for permission to compete in neutral uniforms. Although it is unknown exactly how many will clear that bar, it is certain that the contingent from Russia will be depleted significantly. Entire sports — such as biathlon and cross-country skiing, in which Russia has excelled and in which its drug violations have been many — could be wiped out completely.

Rest - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/sports/olympics/ioc-russia-winter-olympics.html?mtrref=www.drudgereport.com

Black Diamond
12-05-2017, 02:25 PM
I think Russia and China get caught.

Kathianne
12-05-2017, 02:26 PM
I think most really don't care.

jimnyc
12-05-2017, 02:34 PM
I think most really don't care.

I do I do I do I do!!! :laugh:

I'm a huge fan of the Olympics and all sports for that fact. It's not the same when the major players aren't all there. Russia, China, Canada, USA... and changes depending on whether or not it's Winter or Summer games.

But safe to say that the hockey championships just got a little easier, but then again the major players in hockey usually come from Canada. But they usually are VERY good in women's figure skating, so that will unfairly help us.

Black Diamond
12-05-2017, 02:36 PM
I do I do I do I do!!! :laugh:

I'm a huge fan of the Olympics and all sports for that fact. It's not the same when the major players aren't all there. Russia, China, Canada, USA... and changes depending on whether or not it's Winter or Summer games.

But safe to say that the hockey championships just got a little easier, but then again the major players in hockey usually come from Canada. But they usually are VERY good in women's figure skating, so that will unfairly help us.
You may be watching Alex Rodriguez' and Barry Bonds' from around the world.

pete311
12-05-2017, 03:07 PM
Nice to see the IOC has a spine.

Gunny
12-05-2017, 03:38 PM
It's a STUPI ruling, and Adam (aka) Jim is right for once. It's not the same if the real teams aren't playing. The only ones who don't cheat are the ones who haven't been caught and the ones that don't want to. That's in EVERY port at ALL levels. Well, except maybe pussy shit like badminton and synchronized swimming.

You don't REALLY believe those cute little 20 years old AMERICAN girls that look and sound 12 get that way through hard training, do you? It punishes not only the athletes that don't cheat, but an entire Nation/its fans and denies the athletes the privilege of representing their country, all of which is beyond THEIR power to control.

It also punishes the athlestes from the participating nations because when I win gold I want to knock out the fucking champ, not his stand in.

jimnyc
12-05-2017, 03:58 PM
It's a STUPI ruling, and Adam (aka) Jim is right for once.

I hate you, Jarmonkey! LOL

I'm always right when it comes to you. :)

Btw, Steelers pulled out a tight one, won 23-20 and are now 10-2 and hold home field advantage throughout as it stands right now.

HOOOOOOrahhhhh! :marineblue:

Gunny
12-05-2017, 04:18 PM
I hate you, Jarmonkey! LOL

I'm always right when it comes to you. :)

Btw, Steelers pulled out a tight one, won 23-20 and are now 10-2 and hold home field advantage throughout as it stands right now.

HOOOOOOrahhhhh! :marineblue:I'd try to teach you to say that right but I fear I have a better chance of getting this drywall patch perfect :laugh:

Seriously though, I think banning entire Nations from the Olympics because someone's cheating is BS. There'll always be a little asterisk in front of th win like there is the 80 Olympics because Carter used it as a political tool. The athletes are the biggest losers, followed by the fans. Not to mention the revenue the Olympics and sponsors are going to lose by people not tuning in. The last meaning nothing to me.

And I don't care how many steroids you take nor how much blood doping you do, if you didn't have the genetics and skills to begin with, no amount of nothing is going to make you anything. All the steroids in the world didn't make Arnold Arnold.

mundame
12-06-2017, 09:15 AM
Nice to see the IOC has a spine.


I'm surprised. The doping and other weird Russian fixes such as using hermaphrodites and calling them women has been going on for many decades --- the "women" with male adrenal glands and such was way back in the '60s, IIRC. They've never kicked Russia out before, I don't think.

The Russians have well under half our U.S. population and most citizens are much impaired by heavy drinking. I guess they have a hard time projecting the image of strong, scary Russian soldier-potential to the world without doping their athletes.

High_Plains_Drifter
12-06-2017, 04:21 PM
I'd try to teach you to say that right but I fear I have a better chance of getting this drywall patch perfect :laugh:

Holy hell brother... JUST PUT UP A NEW SHEET OF DRYWALL! --------------- http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/crying-with-laughter.gif

High_Plains_Drifter
12-06-2017, 04:24 PM
I'm surprised. The doping and other weird Russian fixes such as using hermaphrodites and calling them women has been going on for many decades --- the "women" with male adrenal glands and such was way back in the '60s, IIRC. They've never kicked Russia out before, I don't think.

The Russians have well under half our U.S. population and most citizens are much impaired by heavy drinking. I guess they have a hard time projecting the image of strong, scary Russian soldier-potential to the world without doping their athletes.
Russia is rebuilding it's military as we speak...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_aDMqFrUV8

Balu
12-07-2017, 08:56 PM
Russia is rebuilding it's military as we speak...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_aDMqFrUV8
You are stupid idiots, American zombies. These are Ukrainians, Nazis supported by you.
Another proof of your ignorance based on your not knowing languages. You are so stupid that even are not able to understand the meaning .UA in the picture. :laugh:

Gunny
12-07-2017, 09:04 PM
You are stupid idiots, American zombies. These are Ukrainians Nazis supported by you.
Another proof of your ignorance based on your do not knowing languages. You are so stupid that even are not able to understand the meaning .UA in the picture. :laugh:A picture is worth a thousand words. BROKEN is pretty-much universally understood, Vladamir.

Speaking of stupid, one could always address the topic.

aboutime
12-07-2017, 09:13 PM
One picture says a thousand words.....

<img src="https://i.imgflip.com/o6hvc.jpg">

<img src="https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5HjDc6ckfbxom4RY3ZYMkVgnesUz6s 5OsGoRi3vEVTMGCF5NntQ">

Why does Russia need Glass Bottom Boats?
Answer: To see all of their SUNKEN nuclear submarines!

Black Diamond
12-07-2017, 09:15 PM
One picture says a thousand words.....

https://i.imgflip.com/o6hvc.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5HjDc6ckfbxom4RY3ZYMkVgnesUz6s 5OsGoRi3vEVTMGCF5NntQ

Why does Russia need Glass Bottom Boats?
Answer: To see all of their SUNKEN nuclear submarines!

Careful. He will put you on ignore.

aboutime
12-07-2017, 09:16 PM
Careful. He will put you on ignore.


That's okay with me. He can Ignore me, but can't Ignore the Truth.:laugh:

Gunny
12-07-2017, 09:28 PM
One picture says a thousand words.....

https://i.imgflip.com/o6hvc.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5HjDc6ckfbxom4RY3ZYMkVgnesUz6s 5OsGoRi3vEVTMGCF5NntQ

Why does Russia need Glass Bottom Boats?
Answer: To see all of their SUNKEN nuclear submarines!

Well, if it wasn't for that screen door ...:laugh:

aboutime
12-07-2017, 10:38 PM
Well, if it wasn't for that screen door ...:laugh:


Yeah Gunny....they leak like the Obama/Clinton <img src="https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQa92p9DGDGk4aFXdp54H4Wed5imrwEQ b-XxISN7nlDHnGuUFfg">

Balu
12-08-2017, 12:24 AM
One picture says a thousand words.....

https://i.imgflip.com/o6hvc.jpg


... about the author.
Oh... I've almost forgotten that you, Americans, are able to understand The War and Peace (People - the proper translation, understood by native speakers of the language of the original, too complicated for foreigners) in comics only. Such a unique population you are. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
12-08-2017, 06:52 AM
... about the author.
Oh... I've almost forgotten that you, Americans, are able to understand The War and Peace (People - the proper translation, understood by native speakers of the language of the original, too complicated for foreigners) in comics only. Such a unique population you are. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
Merry Christmas my friend.
I NEVER FORGET MY FRIENDS.
PLEASE GIVE YOUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN MY CHRISTMAS SALUTATIONS AND BEST WISHES.

I miss having our chats and your talking about your grandchildren. We are far more alike than many here may think.
This ongoing dem party love with China and its corruption and their vilifying Russia as a way to try to harm Trump is getting aggravating to me.
When they ignore the fact that China designed an aircraft carrier destroying ballistic missile--DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO DESTROY AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS! -TYR

Balu
12-08-2017, 08:56 AM
Merry Christmas my friend.
-TYR
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Yours with all the Best wishes from me and mine! My grand daughter and me keep on reading and admiring your poems you are publishing here and are praying for you and yours.
This summer I spent fine enjoying my fishing on the Volga river and as you can see my wife became
an avid and successful fisherman. These are the pikes she caught herself.

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NightTrain
12-08-2017, 09:06 AM
Hello, Balu!

I hope all is well with you and your family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Balu
12-08-2017, 09:12 AM
Hello, Balu!

I hope all is well with you and your family.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you! My Season Greeting to you and yours too/
As you can see I am among alives yet and am very fine. :slap:

jimnyc
12-08-2017, 10:45 AM
You are stupid idiots, American zombies. These are Ukrainians, Nazis supported by you.
Another proof of your ignorance based on your not knowing languages. You are so stupid that even are not able to understand the meaning .UA in the picture. :laugh:

Funny, I was just speaking about you, with Robert not a long while back. We had a PM conversation and your name came up, and we both thought of you and you no longer posting. Robert thinks highly of you, as did I myself.

But Balu, why do you feel the need to blast ALL of Americans? Are your true commie colors shining through, Mr. Blue? Why go on about ALL Americans if one person offended you somehow? I think perhaps it's because Blew is anti-American to begin with. :)

Well, Billy Blew, think of us all as idiots and American Zombies, works for me my old friend!! :dev3:

My eyebrows went up and I was initially glad to see your name posting again. Now I'll get that same feeling if I see your ass on the way out clicking the logout button. I can't stand folks who attack EVERYONE instead of the persons post that they are replying to. UNLESS of course, that person truly does feel that way towards all Americans.

LongTermGuy
12-08-2017, 11:40 AM
You are stupid idiots, American zombies. These are Ukrainians, Nazis supported by you.
Another proof of your ignorance based on your not knowing languages. You are so stupid that even are not able to understand the meaning .UA in the picture. :laugh:

:laugh:
http://reactiongifs.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/vladimir-putin-laughing.gif

High_Plains_Drifter
12-08-2017, 08:52 PM
You are stupid idiots, American zombies. These are Ukrainians, Nazis supported by you.
Another proof of your ignorance based on your not knowing languages. You are so stupid that even are not able to understand the meaning .UA in the picture. :laugh:

The video is of a SOVIET Zveroboi ISU-152 tank. The language spoken and written in the video is Russian, and the tank is Russian. Too bad you had to be such an insulting prick, I have no beef with Russia or it's people.

I actually think resurrecting that old tank is COOL. I'm an old gear head would like to do that myself.

Gunny
12-08-2017, 09:16 PM
The video is of a SOVIET Zveroboi ISU-152 tank. The language spoken and written in the video is Russian, and the tank is Russian. Too bad you had to be such an insulting prick, I have no beef with Russia or it's people.

I actually I think resurrecting that old tank is COOL. I'm an old gear head would like to do that myself.Balu is or was our resident representative of what's left of the Soviet Union. He thinks he's somebody, but if THAT is what the Russians call an officer then we did a lot of worrying for nothing. I guess he put in a cameo appearance because he missed getting his ass hammered at every turn.

And he WILL run. Go make another thread like you never kicked his ass. His favorite option on DP is the ignore function.