Ho ho ho, so Putin doesn’t want America hacking his elections, now?
He should have thought of that before he did a hacking on Hilldog and published all that crap on Wikileaks, his personal twitter account.
Ever heard of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth?” This is how we roll around here.
Now, Putin will lose and presumably Hillary will become the president of Russia.
Don’t play the game if you can’t take the heat!
On the eve of a possible meeting with President Trump at an economic forum in Vietnam, Putin suggested that the United States is pressing for the disqualification of Russian athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics as a way of creating discontent with his tenure as president.
The International Olympic Committee recently banned six Russian cross-country skiers, including two 2014 Olympic medalists, from future competition in an ongoing doping investigation based on a damning 2016 report. With fewer than 100 days before the beginning of the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the IOC has still not made a decision about whether to let the country that hosted the 2014 Games participate.
“What worries me is that the Olympic Games are due to start in February, and when is our presidential election? In March,” Putin told workers at a Ural Mountains factory, according to Russian news agencies. “There are very strong suspicions that all that is done because someone needs to create an atmosphere of discontent among sports fans and athletes over the state’s alleged involvement in violations and responsibility for it.”
The United States, he said, “wants to create problems in the Russian presidential election in response to our alleged interference in theirs.”
Real talk here: all Olympic athletes take performance enhancing drugs. In fact, all pro-athletes take them as well. Anyone who thinks American athletes aren’t taking HGH and other drugs probably also believes in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy.
The fact is that it’s basically impossible to screen all athletes for everything. The tests take too long, are too expensive and the logistics don’t add up. So as long as the coaches know about the testing procedures that a given competition will adopt, they can easily choose which drugs to use (and what timing protocol to adopt) in order to pass them.
No competitive organization is going to be willing to spend 95% of its budget on drug testing. And unless they do so, then all athletes are going to be juiced up in one way or another.
But this also means that if an organization is willing to spend a few million dollars to make more extensive testing on a given set of athletes after the fact, they will always turn out to be on some sort of drugs. I don’t know what the details of the case against the Russian athletes is, but I’m 99% sure that if the same tests are conducted on the other athletes competing against Russia, they’ll turn out just as guilty. In other words, this targeted testing of Russians is a scam.