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The IOC keeps giving Russia chances, and Russia keeps pissing all over another line in the sand.
Folks in the West simply don't understand: Russians view sports as foreign politics. They only care about winning. "How" never enters the equation. "How" doesn't matter. Gold does.
I mean... You can give them 1000 more chances to clean up their act. It won't change anything. When the IOC says "stop cheating", Russian officials hear "stop getting caught."
IOC is far away. Putin is close. And Putin demands gold. All the time. Any cost.
Oh, and in case the whole "harass, threaten, discredit and silence the whistleblower" playbook seems unfamiliar, here is where it comes from.
Just as the NHL wants to honor Putin's No.1 fan with a regular season game in Moscow. Great move, #Caps!
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