The latest allegations that Russia conducted a state-sponsored doping program raise questions about the meaning of the Olympic Games themselves. It is one thing for individuals to cheat to win an Olympic medal, but for a nation to do so is reprehensible.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has concluded that Russia's corruption was an "unprecedented attack on sport and the Olympic Games." If the accusations hold up, then the International Olympic Committee should ban Russia from not only the Olympic Games but also from international competition altogether.
Yet the IOC would be remiss if it only punished Russia. Doping has tainted sports in all countries and at all levels.… Seguir leyendo »