Russia Wants Back In To “Prevent Violation of the Olympic Charter”. No, Its Not April 1

Russia got to chink glasses with the IOC once more in Rio - but the IPC locked the nation out of the Paralympics, with CAS backing [All images are stills from "Red Herrings" by ARD]

Alexander Zhukov, the head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, says his country will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a blanket ban on Russian athletes. In a statement to the IOC at its summit in Lausanne, the Russian member said that an appeal would represent athletes “who have never violated anti-doping rules”. As the IOC gets set to He appealed for fairness to “prevent the violation of the Olympic Charter.” He appears not to have highlighted the very many athletes, coaches, doctors and politicians in Russia who have been spending their time violating the Olympic Charter and bringing shame on their country and tainting Russia’s clean athletes in the mix

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