Disinfo: The decision to disqualify Russia from the Summer Olympics is hypocrisy

Summary

The decision to disqualify Russia from the Summer Olympics is hypocrisy since other countries have not been disqualified for their doping scandals.

Disproof

The regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency equally apply to every athlete, regardless of his or her country of origin. Doping in Russia was most wide spread and with involvement of the authorities. Vitaly Mutko, Russian sports minister has acknowledged that doping problems existed among its athletes and apologised for the "serious mistakes" made by Russian officials, coaches and athletes. Previous examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives claim that doping is a theme America uses in hybrid war against Russia, WADA’s “doping raids” are part of the information war against Russia, doping is used as a political tool to attack Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 33
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Olympics, Doping
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The true cradle of humankind is not Africa but Siberia

The true cradle of humankind is not Africa but Siberia. The US wants to destroy the Russian Federation and divide it into a number of independent states.

Disproof

No evidence given. The US respects Russia's territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Banning Russian olympic athletes is part of hybrid war

The recent moves of the West to ban Russian athletes from the Summer Olympics in Rio (including the expected suspension of Russian heavyweight athletes) come as part of the hybrid war that the West is waging against Russia.

Disproof

Repeating an already debunked myth. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. WADA's regulations equally apply to every athlete, regardless of his or her country of origin. Vitaly Mutko, Russian sports minister has also acknowledged that doping problems existed among its athletes and apologised for the "serious mistakes" made by Russian officials, coaches and athletes.

Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive

Ukrainian soldiers bury a Russian separatist alive.

Disproof

Repeating a previously debunked disinformation by Stopfake: "the video appears to be spliced together, some footage is clear, some blurry. The difference in quality between various frames is apparent and makes one wonder how the footage was filmed. It is also unclear who the men are or that they are in fact Ukrainian military as they are not wearing Ukrainian uniforms or obvious insignia."