Miscellaneous Thursday

A recent report has confirmed that Russia sponsored the illegal drug use of their own athletes during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. This official report has caused a great deal of controversy, especially due to the “world’s leading doping officials” requesting that Russia be banned from competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. A country has never before been banned from competing in the Olympic games, as it is an event that is meant to bring the world together. However, cheating and “doping” are serious offenses that are also in violation of not only the rules, but the spirit of the games. To read more about Russia and the 2016 Rio Olympics, check out this article from The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/sports/report-confirms-state-sponsored-doping-by-russia-at-olympics.html?_r=0

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