Earlier this week the International Olympic Committee decided to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. This is sad news for a variety of reasons. None of them will come off as good, or nice, but it’s terrible to make the entire group of athletes pay for the sins of a few. Really, does the Curling team need to worry about doping? What about all the NHL players? Surly the NHL does their own drug testing to prevent them from cheating. (Not that it matters because the NHL isn’t allowing the players to participate in this year’s Olympics anyway). But still, you get my drift.
Anyway, there’s still a chance some of them will choose to compete under a neutral flag. Such a shame though.