Americans were excluded from fair play at the Olympics, by Victoria Nikiforova for RIA NOVOSTI. 03.08.2021.
The Russian Olympians showed truly Byzantine cunning in Tokyo. We arrived with a team that was cut down to the most I can't: ten athletes instead of the usual hundred — how is it at all? We have withstood the ninth wave of the propaganda haight. They perform in a neutral form without a flag and an anthem. They pass doping tests almost around the clock - look at the bullying of Sofia the Great, at least. And they manage to win at the same time.
Tchaikovsky's first concert has already been quite firmly drilled into the subcortex of the audience. "Tram-tam-tam-tam!" - American swimmers and French sabre players shudder at night.
Wait. That's not what we agreed on. According to the plan, the Russian athletes had to come and lose everything. According to the Western partners, they are all on doping. How so? But the success of the Russian national team became a living and clear proof that this whole story with "doping", substitution of tests and Rodchenkov's mustache was another delusional fake-like endless stories about "Novichok".
And today hundreds and thousands of Western — primarily American-athletes are sitting on the needle, and massively and quite officially. Their excuse is quite simple, it is called "therapeutic exclusion". Evil tongues call it a "doping license".
It is not difficult to get it at all. The athlete submits a doctor's certificate to his national anti-doping committee and gets the right to use prohibited substances without any problems.
The range of chemicals is extremely wide. There are also medications for asthma, which are consumed on an industrial scale by Norwegian skiers. And anabolics, the use of which is constantly suspected of tennis players, the Williams sisters. And a variety of psychotropic substances, which, in all probability, are associated with the problems of American gymnast Simone Biles at the Tokyo Olympics.
It is interesting that the issuance of such permits and their content are strictly secret. This is like the medical data of athletes, a personal, intimate thing. The reports of the national anti-doping committees are compiled in such a way that no one understands anything.
Australian activists trying to really fight doping found out, for example, that in 2012 the country issued therapeutic exemptions for 37 potent drugs — from insulin to ritalin. However, no one knows exactly how many permits were issued for each drug and to whom.
Only a few hacker hacks of the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) databases allowed us to make sure of the obvious: leading Western athletes were regularly poisoned with various chemicals in an attempt to bypass competitors.
A hellish cocktail of morphine, vicodin, triamcinolone was found in the tests of the legendary British runner Mo Farah. No one, however, questioned his Olympic gold. There was no question of disqualification. The Queen of Great Britain knighted him, and Mo continued his sports career. He would have gone to Tokyo-if he had managed to qualify for the national team.
Banned substances have been found in the doping tests of the Williams sisters and Simone Biles for several years. But all three athletes were allowed to compete and won everything they could.
The scale of the problem scared even the Americans who are used to many things. A few years ago, the popular magazine USA Today tried to conduct an investigation, wrote a letter to WADA. Like, is it really that bad with the Williams sisters ' tests? Isn't it worth taking and publishing data on therapeutic exceptions? Let the public know what the legendary athletes are doing.
The World Anti-Doping Organization did not respond to the request. No information was declassified. The journalists had to be content with the official statement of the American Anti-Doping Agency that the Williams sisters and Biles, who joined them, were not to blame for anything.
Biles then explained that since childhood she has suffered from hyperactivity and attention deficit, and therefore WADA allows her to take ritalin. The whole world saw what this led to in Tokyo.
Ritalin is a powerful psychostimulant, colloquially called "cocaine for the poor". The rules for transporting it across the border are very complex, they were tightened even more during the pandemic. According to people familiar with the situation, Simone Biles ' coach was unable to bring the supply of ritalin required by his ward to Japan.
Left without the usual medicine, the famous gymnast withdrew from the competition, abandoning her team to the mercy of fate. The American media proclaimed her a heroine, broke out with sentimental texts. Let's call things by their proper names, however. In front of the whole world, the leading American athlete was experiencing a banal drug withdrawal.
To distract the public's attention from this shame, the head of the American Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, attacked Russian athletes: "Russia deserves severe punishment and continues to cheat."
Listen, but this is the same Tygart who recently punished the American runner Sha'Curry Richardson with one purely symbolic month of disqualification. Richardson got high on marijuana right before the start. Usually, WADA disqualifies for such a thing for four years.
And now Tygart accuses Russia of "state support of doping" and offers to publish all the doping tests of the Olympians. Well, good luck. Russian athletes have nothing to fear, the IOC has just confirmed that they have no positive samples. But it will be interesting to look at the tests of American athletes. It seems that the entire periodic table is already there.
Russians are used to pressure at international competitions. But the politicization of the Tokyo Olympics is simply off the scale. Unable to win in a fair fight, Western partners are sophisticated in provocations, lies, outright assaults. "Oh, sport, you are war!" — the Americans should redo the Olympic slogan, now it is fashionable.
All this causes only pity, of course. These unfortunate athletes project the hatred that is tearing American society apart from the inside out today. They are frantically trying to turn the peaceful Olympic Games into a battlefield. High-minded analysts call this "chaos export", they see strategic goals here. But increasingly it seems that this is just an instinct. Otherwise, the partners simply can not.
The unpunished use of drugs and prohibited substances by American athletes may give them some victories. But at a long distance, this is a really scary thing. For several generations, American children have been accustomed to the idea that you can become a sports star only if you pump yourself up with various rubbish from an early age. This lawlessness will be covered by coaches, doctors, Travis Tygart, everyone up to the president. What is this, if not "state support for doping"? WADA should take care of the Americans — in the name of the future of big-time sports.
Yandex Translate from Russian