Has The Russian Masquerade Stretched to Foxing The IOC Into CAS Case Fit To Ruin Rio?

The pathway to clean sport must start with a period of introspection and honesty for those who have fallen foul of Fair Play - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Editorial: The IOC passed the ball to FINA, FINA passed the ball back to Russia and Efimova’s team, which passes the ball to CAS confident that, with Gatlin in goal, victory is assured. … Why else would Russia sacrifice Efimova and Co? That will be put to the test in the days ahead. If Russia is serious and genuine, then there will be no appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. If it made this move deliberately, knowing that the sacrifice followed by CAS appeal route would not only avoid a blanket ban but get its dopers back in, too, then Efimova and Co will have their day in court and arbitration may well deliver the death of the Olympic Games in Rio

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EM Forster

I hope Nick would have said “Jeden Tag ein neues Skandal”.

Craig Lord

He would have – and he often did, EM F ๐Ÿ™‚ He could say it in several others languages, too – but it always sounded best in German – and how fitting now, with Herr Bach at the helm and seemingly unable to shake himself and his organisation out from the clutches of power and the champagne party ๐Ÿ™‚

Barnabas Mandi

In Hungarian : “Minden nap egy รบjabb botrรกny”


Hungarian always throw me off, a language so different with the rest of European languages.

Barnabas Mandi

With the rest of the World, asf ๐Ÿ™‚

Craig Lord

Same group as Finnish but very different, Barnabas or can you chat with a Finn ๐Ÿ™‚ ?

Barnabas Mandi

Of course, Craig, but in English ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Barnabas Mandi

Pretty off topic, but Katinka Hosszu officially announced today her new swimming team (“Iron Aquatics” , what a surprise! ) would begin from september. They got permission from the Hungarian Swimming Federation. Only one trainer Darren Ward was named who will permanently sit in Hungary.

Craig Lord

ok, we can all tune in then ๐Ÿ™‚

Barnabas Mandi

That’s for sure.

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