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Letter to the editor: How to fix the Olympics

There should be two Olympic organizations. We can keep the old organization and call it the Dirty Olympics or the Russian Olympics or Putin’s Playground.
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Is it time yet? Another in an endless string of Russian Olympic doping scandals. Another IOC surrender. I think it’s time.

There should be two Olympic organizations. We can keep the old organization and call it the Dirty Olympics or the Russian Olympics or Putin’s Playground. In those Olympics there would be no need for an anti-doping sham. “Athletes” would be permitted to use any performance enhancing substances or mechanical devices they want. It would simply be a competition to see who can cheat the best and who has the biggest cheat budget.

The New Olympics or Clean Olympics would employ actual anti-doping programs with actual consequences. I suggest that a doping violation would ban the individual for life and the country for three Olympics. A second violation for a country should be a permanent ban. I would love to see that. I know which Olympics I would watch. It would be interesting to see which version survives long term. Just sayin’.

Ray Masson

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