Guys, remember one thing, no Russian success will ever be forgiven by rabid Russophobes...
I personally do not watch the Olympics, and do not cheer any of the teams. I am working over the summer season and find it difficult to even update my blog, let alone enjoy the Olympics. But even I was not saved the display of Russophobia towards successful Russian athletes.
Even though their country has been punished, some Russian competitors in Tokyo are being tarred with the brush of a doping scandal that has nothing to do with them. It seems some people can’t handle their mere presence in Tokyo.
Russian world number two Daniil Medvedev reacted angrily on Wednesday when asked by a reporter in the Japanese capital: “Are Russian athletes carrying a stigma of cheaters in these games and how do you feel about it?”
“You should be embarrassed of yourself,” Medvedev fired back.
“I think you should [remove] him from the Olympics, I don’t wanna see him again.”
I personally believe that the so called doping scandal was a contrived conspiracy in a long line of anti-Russian provocations, many of which have a very weak grounding in actual facts. Think the Browder-Magnitsky affair, or the more recent Petrov and Boshirov adventures in rural Czech Republic. Maybe there was an instance of doping in Russia but the media in the West turned it into a state sponsored doping campaign. Because literally everything in the Russophobic narrative is directed against the Russian state, and the Russian president Vladimir Putin, the latter is the main target of this hysteria.
How many time did you hear a Russophobe say that he is against Putin, not the Russian people. Quite frankly, this statement is an oxymoron because arguably, the life of Russian people has only but improved under Putin. Most of them want Russia to be neutralized by internal problems. And internal problems will eventually mean the decline of Russian sport.
More from RT:
US swimmer Ryan Murphy suggested the Olympic 200m backstroke final “probably wasn’t clean” after Evgeny Rylov beat him to pick up his second gold medal of the Tokyo Games for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team.
Having already scooped 100m backstroke gold earlier in the week, Rylov stormed to the 200m title at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Friday in an Olympic record time of 1 minute 53.27 seconds.
American swimmer Murphy – the defending champion from the Rio Games five years ago – was forced to settle for silver with a time of 1 minute 54.15 seconds.
Britain’s Luke Greenbank won bronze, finishing just over half a second further back.
It is evident that these swimmers are victims of their own domestic Russophobic campaign, and cannot accept their loss. As far as I am concerned, Russia needs to learn to live with these provocations because eventually, they will come of them as winners…