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
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Olympics, Doping

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Disproof

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Disproof

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