Even if They Had Never Recruited Trump, Russia Would Still Suck

Filed in National by on December 5, 2017 12 Comments

Russia’s state-run doping program has gotten Putin’s kleptocracy banned from the Winter Olympics. Think about it — how dirty do you have to be to be too dirty for the frickin’ Olympic Committee, the most corrupt agency on the planet?

Glad to hear that the athletes — the ones who test clean, anyway — can still compete, under a neutral flag. My modest proposal would be that all the athletes compete under a neutral flag, or better yet a blank one. But the truth is that without flags next to the athletes’ names, there would be no audience for a bunch of sports people watch once every four years and don’t miss in between.

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  1. mediawatch says:

    Makes it easier for Trump to decide which team to root for.

  2. Arthur says:

    I dont know, FIFA gives the IOC a run for their money

  3. Alby says:

    @Arthur: IOC wrote the book, FIFA read it.

  4. Arthur says:

    I wonder how much longer the Olympics will be around. The cost vs. the return doesnt add up and in the last bidding for the 2024 olympics only 2 countries bid on it and for some reason, ours was one of them

  5. RE Vanella says:

    World Cup 2018 is in Russia

  6. Too bad Trump can’t use his connections to get our soccer team in. This never would have happened under Obama.

  7. Liberal Elite says:

    Maybe if we called it football, they’d play better.

    And while we’re at it, can we kill off the NFL?

  8. Jason330 says:

    Media watch – lol

  9. Arthur says:

    Don’t kill the nfl just kill their ‘non-profit status”

  10. Dana says:

    The only surprise is that the IOC actually took this step now, as opposed to all of the times they allowed the Soviets and East Germans to keep participating.

    The Winter Games are a lot more fun to watch than the Summer Olympics.

  11. lebay says:

    @Arthur–

    The NFL dropped the “non-profit” tax status in 2015. Not because they’re a moral organization, but because it will save them money and/or give some opacity to the inner workings (and salaries) of the organization.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2015/04/28/the-nfl-is-dropping-its-tax-exempt-status-why-that-ends-up-helping-them-out/?utm_term=.276c658c3165

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