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The exclusion of Russian athletes in the Olympics is a form of war

Summary of Disinformation

The exclusion of Russian athletes in the Olympics is called a war by the ordinary people. On different fronts. Here, there is a sports front. There are political and geopolitical ones also. There is a diplomatic front and so on. There is an information one. This is a war.


The International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang 2018 due to the systemic manipulation of anti-doping rules in Russia during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi three years ago - not due to imaginary anti-Russian war. Individual athletes from Russia may still compete under the Olympic Flag. Using militaristic terms while talking about the Olympic ban is a frequent technique of pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign to distract the audience from the actual cause for the ban.

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Reported in: Issue 96
Date: 23.01.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia
Keywords: Doping, Warmongering
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 4:45
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