I am a supporter of the Olympics and was lucky enough to have worked in Calgary and experienced their version in the winter of 1988.
However what I have noticed since then, is an increasing arrogance by those running the governing IOC?
It starts with the corruption involved in bidding for the games and is followed by the lack of transparency in regard to their cheating athletes, who go on to win.
This week the International Paralympic Olympic committee did what the International Olympic Committee didn’t have the balls to do.
They removed the Russian Paralympic team from this year’s Olympics for operating a systemic doping campaign that was endorsed from top officials on down.
Kudos to them!
But you have to ask why Paralympians are paying the penalty but not their able body countrymen and women?
You have to admire all athletes for their dedication and commitment.
But especially Paralympians who have the courage to overcome personal obstacle as well.
I guess it’s that same courage and character that demands honesty in sport and is sorely missing from the IOC.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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