i'm kind of offended at this Olympic Athletes from Russia thing. it was crystal clear that russia systematically, as a country, from the top, conspired in the most blatant and naked way, to cheat the rest of the world's athletes out of their medals.
yes, russian athletes were in many cases innocent victims. but russian athletes are also, in many, perhaps most, perhaps almost all, cases participants in the doping.
is there no punishment for this? i don't see how OAR is a punishment. i see it as a reward.
why the IOC is allowing NBC to even use the terms "russia" or "russian" in the telecast is weak. if they're simply athletes competing under the olympic flag - which, by itself is weak - then they ought to be OFA: Olympic Flag Athletes. or some such thing.
this letting russia basically get a pass for the most blatant, systematic state sponsored doping, perhaps exceeding even east german doping of the 1980s, has lessened my interest in the 2018 games. if i was korea i'd be pretty pissed at this. as a non-russian, anybody-but-a-russian, i'm pissed at this.