Athletics crisis..

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Calls for Russia to be banned from athletics after the latest revelations:

Russia should be banned from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has recommended.

Wada's independent commission examined allegations of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics, which also implicated the IAAF, the sport's world governing body.

It also wants five athletes and five coaches to get lifetime doping bans.

The report also identified "systemic failures" in the IAAF that prevent an "effective" anti-doping programme.

In addition, it states the London 2012 Olympics were "sabotaged" by the "widespread inaction" against Russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles by the IAAF and the Russian athletics federation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/34765444

Will they though baring in mind the power Russia probably have?
 

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Break the rules of the IOC/IAAF and you run the risk of being sanctioned. Coe won't take any bollocks so they may as well just accept they did wrong and take the punishments on the chin.
 
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Coe is walking bollocks. His first reaction to this scandal was to circle the wagons, shoot the messenger and denigrate the scientists. To see him pounding the table and acting all THIS WILL BE DEALT WITH! now is risible, the odious toad. He is a straight off the blazer wearing kleptocrat production line, and we have abundant evidence of how members of that nasty little species react when one of these sorts of messes lands on their desk - minimise, obfuscate, CYA and make sure no-one finds the dead bodies buried in the back garden until it's someone else's headache.
 

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I hate Sebastian Coe.

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Russia are the unlucky ones so far. They've been caught. Athletics, a long with quite a few sports, is so obviously riddled with it and these stories will keep on coming. Quite a few athletes brave to be coming out "shocked".
 

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The Chinese and Yanks should also getting examined at I hope. Dodgy dealings going on with those buggers as well I'm sure.
 

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When this first came a few months ago Coe sort of said it was a "war against athletics"

Wonder how he feels now?

Always seemed prepared to stick the knife into other sports.

I agree others countries will be as guilty..
 

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The Chinese and Yanks should also getting examined at I hope. Dodgy dealings going on with those buggers as well I'm sure.

What about GB?
 

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Russia have been suspended from all athletics.

Russia's athletics federation has been suspended by the sport's governing body for its alleged involvement in widespread doping.

The IAAF took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) report that alleged "state-sponsored doping".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/34811896
 

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They should be banned from two Olympics but it'll get watered down once Putin and his cronies get involved.
 

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Russians still banned it seems.
 

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So what happens when Russia win medals this summer then, are we supposed to trust the results?
Farce.
 

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They are banned from the athletics - just allowed to compete in other sports.
 

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