I wholeheartedly agree with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive board.
It wants the International Olympic Committee to ban all Russian teams from the Rio Olympics.
It’s after a WADA report shows evidence of a state-sponsored system of doping among Russian athletes, including during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Oakville kayaker Adam van Koeverden says the results are hugely disappointing, but something that had long been suspected.
Mexican race walker Inaki Gomez says the report is an opportunity to expose and clean up doping culture in sport.
Russia’s track and field athletes have already been banned from competing in Rio.
68 Russian athletes are appealing the ban, and I’d hate to punish every Russian athlete, but I think a complete team ban is a message that needs to be sent.
I’m sorry, but if you cheat and you get caught you have to pay a penalty.
In this case, the penalty should be a 2016 Olympic Games without the Russian team.
Can you imagine being one of the clean athletes in Russia?
What a disgrace.