Sports Arbitration Court exposed Rodchenkov and withdrew all charges from Russian sport

Summary

the Sports Arbitration Court in Switzerland has decided for a full rehabilitation of Russian sport and puts shame on the “whistleblower”  of the Russian doping system, Rodchenkov.

Disproof

The decision by the court only concerns the case of Alexander Legkov, not all Russian Olympians. The court found the evidence against this individual Russian skier inadequate. In fact, the ruling by the court states that;

867. In reaching these conclusions, the Panel wishes to underscore what it has not decided in this appeal. The Panel has not made a ruling on whether and to what extent the alleged doping scheme during the Sochi Games existed and how it operated even though it recognizes that there is significant evidence that it was in place and worked. Moreover, the Panel did not consider it possible to conclude that the existence of a general doping and cover-up scheme, even if established, would inexorably lead to a conclusion the Athlete committed the ADRVs alleged by the IOC. 868. What the Panel, in the appeal of an individual athlete against the finding of various ADRVs, did decide is simply this: for all of the reasons outlined in this award, the evidence presented before the Panel does not justify the conclusion to the comfortable satisfaction of the Panel that the Athlete, through acts or omissions, individually committed any of the alleged ADRVs. www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Award__5379__internet.pdf ,

Further debunking by the Insider

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  • Reported in: Issue 106
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Switzerland, Russia
  • Keywords: Olympics, Doping, WADA
  • Outlet: Pervyi Kanal
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Russia rates higher than the US and EU in effectiveness of government

Russia bypassed the US and the European Union in the rating of the effectiveness of governments. According to the survey of residents of 52 countries, Russia took the 16th place, and the leaders were the Philippines, Vietnam and India. Of the EU countries, Poland has the highest result – 21st place, – and the USA took 41st place, between Greece and Armenia.

Disproof

The study, whose short results are published on the website of the holding company "Romir", is not at all a rating of the effectiveness of governments but a survey of public opinion in 52 countries on the attitude of residents to the leadership of their states (the Russian word "government" in this case is an inaccurate translation, since the English government means not only the cabinet of ministers, but also the system of public administration as a whole).

For a rating of the effectiveness of public administration, based on objective factors, rather than on the opinion of the population, see e.g the World Bank report (Russia occupies the 117th place out of 208) or the Freedom House report (Russia is labeled "not free").

New law bans the U.S. from aiding Syria

The House of Representatives has adopted a law banning the U.S. from aiding Syria

Disproof

The legislation in question is H.R. 4681, proposed last December by a group of Republican lawmakers and passed by the House Foreign Relations Committee on April 24.

The headline of RIA Novosti’s piece failed to make clear that the bill does not ban the U.S. from providing aid to Syria, but simply limits the type and beneficiaries of such assistance. These restrictions apply to Bashar al-Assad’s government and its allies.

Ukraine recognizes it cannot return Crimea

Ukraine has admitted that it is incapable of returning Crimea to Kyiv’s rule. Ukraine is one step away from recognizing Crimea as Russian.

Disproof

No evidence given. The disinformation stories originated in the deliberate falsification of comments by the Ukrainian Deputy Minister for the temporarily occupied territories Heorhiy Tuka during an appearance on Ukrainian television channel 112, where he stated that Ukraine currently could do very little to eject Moscow from Crimea but must continue to work through diplomatic and political channels to rectify the situation. Tuka goes on to say that Russia will at some point not only have to answer for Crimea’s illegal annexation, but will also have to return the peninsula. Further debunking by Stopfake.org.