The Olympic War Against Russian Athletes
The war against Russia has many rails, but none more vicious than the “doping” attacks against the Russian athletes. It happens in the Summer Games and it happens in the Winter Games.
The drugs of late turn out to be not performance enhancers, but are related to heart function. Not banned until WADA, a thoroughly corrupt Canadian organization obsessed with controlling sports around the globe, forced these medicines onto the long list of banned substances.
[Note by the Saker: I received an email form a Canadian reader who points out the following:
WADA is not a Canadian agency. Please correct the statement in your article about the Russian skater which reads that WADA is Canadian. WADA is not Canadian. WADA is an international agency funded by international governments and international sports federations. Refer to WADA’s website here: Who We Are | World Anti-Doping Agency (wada-ama.org) Scroll down to the section headed “Our History”. Presently, WADA has its headquarters in Montreal (that would be its offices, I think), but it is an international agency. See also the Lausanne Declaration on Doping in Sport, Lausanne Switzerland, February 1999 which provided for the creation of an independent and international anti-doping agency after a conference in Lausanne Switzerland and before the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The Lausanne Declaration is available to read on the internet. It is a short, two-page document, and easy to understand.]
If Russian doctors prescribed medicines, WADA focused on them. This has gone on since USSR times. Meldonium was the former drug. It cost Maria Sharapova a year banned from tennis. One day it was legal, next day it was a banned substance. Russians used it for generations. The latest drug that has hooked the superstar figure skater, Kamila Valieva, now is trimetazidine.
Not that Valieva tested positive in several tests at the Olympics. She is clean of any drug. This was from one test in December in St. Petersburg. No other test shows the substance. Before or after that December test. The lab that discovered the substance was Swedish.
The US and WADA will probably destroy her and ruin the Olympics for the ROC. If they can knock her down, the US becomes the gold medal team replacing ROC.
Already days of practice for the Russian have been missed or shortened which will affect their performances in upcoming events.
This is always the goal if the criminals in WADA can’t get an immediate expulsion of the athlete. Run a massive media campaign and hound the athlets into isolation. Athletes crack under that kind of public shaming.
None of the Russians have tested positive at the Olympics. So, they had nothing in their bodies to affect anything.
As I said for decades, “Prove the drug improves performance. Prove the athlete needs the drug to train hard and recover smoothly.” WADA has never proved any of this, in any sport. They say increased blood flow or quickening of muscle flexing is the equal to increased performance. It has nothing to do with increased performance. Training and mental focus, pain threshold and capacity to shed lactic acid is far more important. Relaxation and calm are far more vital to performance.
If you saw Kamila Valieva’s performance, you know it was all skill. The most spectacular free style ever.
Alec Baldwin captured it off his monitor and raved about the exquisite beauty of it.
Here’s his video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZp8NlPDlHW/
Thus, according to WADA and the US Olympic Committee, she had to be attacked. She was far and away the best in the world and would be for many Olympics and many World Championships. And she was ‘Russian!!!!’. The Horror!
If she survives this war on her psyche, it will be a miracle. Athletes her age are very fragile. (my oldest daughter played a lot of sports and I helped coach and train girls in track and field, softball, swimming, and basketball. There are a plethora of psychological challenges girls deal with in sports. The higher the level, the more intense. Twelve to sixteen is the age where most burn out for any of many reasons.)
Meanwhile, the Russophobes and US MSM are loving the scandal.
WADA has been corrupt from day one. First, it is Canadian. Second, Ukrainians festoon all Canada’s institutions. Generations of them. All russophobes. They answer to no one. But they serve the US government like the Canadian government does.
WADA’s science is like Fauci’s . Full of shit processes and lots of public relations.
They have never proven scientifically in controlled experiments that any drug or substance enhances performance. The higher the skill the athletic event, the more infinitesimal any substance, anything can help.
The human mind controls the athlete’s body. It controls breathing, heartbeat, pain levels, quick twitch and slow twitch muscles, relaxation, lactic acid flow. It is why endorphins are a product of physical training and why running distance often becomes a joyful event. Great athletes have great mental process control of their body.
Tom Brady and Cristiano Ronaldo are pure examples of what I speak. No one feeds his body better or trains harder. Thus, they perform at the highest level at advanced age.
Even the WADA argument that certain substances produce enhanced training and faster recovery is bogus. Never established in science.
Blood doping is what really worked. The Scandinavians were masters of it. The oxygen-rich blood was the best dope. More oxygen! It was proven to enhance performance. Not a drug. Oxygen.
You train, you hit your peak personal best, you sample a pint of blood, refrigerate it, then infuse it before performance, and oxygen improves your performance.
However, genetics is a huge determinate in Olympic level performance. It is the essence of superior performance. It separates greatness from the near-great. In other words, athletic greatness is a gift of birth and perseverance in years of training. You can take all the enhancers you want, it doesn’t get you greatness.
The greatest long distance runners today are from Africa, but little known are the Indians of Tarahumara. They can run 150 miles without heavy breathing or any training.
In the early 70’s when my eldest daughter was on the Blue Angels Girls Track team, I took a course in Pediatric Sports Medicine at UCLA.
I also had a stepson at the time and coached him in track and field (he was a distance runner and high jumper) and he played football.
So, with the years of experience with boys and girls, meeting and working with doctors in the field and coaches as well as elite American athletes (SoCal was the home for all US sports, except Winter Sports). Even the Israelis had a footprint in Mission Viejo and Irvine, bringing their training techniques here in several sports.
I’ve seen up close and personal seven-and-under girls and boys up to women and men, the best in the world, the highest level AAU, NCAA and Olympic team athletes every day in twenty or thirty different events in many sports. I’ve seen people use iodine, creatine, steroids, inhalers, pain-killers, et al. It doesn’t work for consistent results. It generally tears down young athletes and demoralizes older athletes. It never works in the highest most intense competition.
Genetics, training and mental focus separate great athletes. These have been scientifically proven over many years.
Right now, the weight of the world is being pressed down on a great athlete, 15-year-old Kamila Valieva.
Pray that WADA does not take another innocent victim. They are the White Helmets of Sport.
Here are some articles relevant to the story.
The performance of the Russian skaters, and hers in particular, were amazing and full of beauty. Let’s hope and pray that beauty triumphs in this.
She has been cleared to perform. Seems even CAS has major questions about the timing:
How this whole debacle has affected her mental health though…….I am praying so hard that she wins and proves she is the best.
Her media detractors were wrong and the team should sue them, WADA, ISU and IOC after the games and restore her reputation and the protection of minors.
The simplicity and demure of the music goes so well with the flow and clarity of the movements of the skater, that it seems almost unreal.
She’s beautiful, talented, the best. The US, WADA, and all the envious bastards do this to a 15 year old. Of course they would and worse. These are people of the same cloth as those who visit Epstein’s island. The entire Western system disgusts me beyond highest levels of contempt.
My message to her is “be strong, you are the best of your time, and you have the whole Western system trying to bring you down. That says something how wonderful you are”.
Is there a list of WADA victims and what the nationality ratio between them?
Thanks so much Larch,
This was heartbreaking. I had incredulous déjà vu when this nightmare wound up again. I can no longer stand to watch Grand Slam tennis and Olympics. At this point, there needs to be separation from all institutions controlled by AZs.. they are irreformable. Pure spite. From their perspective – if you cannot beat them, drag them down to your level.
There is also rank cynicism – they know most sentients are onto their shenanigans with fake doping allegations, but they don’t care, having no shame. It gives these exhibitionist demons pleasure. A demonstration of Power, that Russians and all who refuse to kneel to Hegemony are punished for lèse-majesté. Winning dirty gives some mean-spirited folks pleasure, like Hillary cackling about Gadhafi’s lynching.
And using the same old slander of doping against Russians to twist the knife!
It is unhealthy to share living space with these people. We need to detach. It was mooted some years ago to have a separate Olympics and sporting events. It is overdue. And as language, tone and posture changed in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this will come too.
I have to wonder if it is possible the sample was deliberately contaminated by the Swedish lab. Once contaminated how could anyone else, even with access to the sample, prove otherwise?
What they are doing to her is absolutely outrageous!
She is a child, a minor, they have broken their own rules about the protection of minors. They have broken their own rules about 20 days to process the A sample. What about the B sample?
They have spread their lies through their media before anyone has had a chance to look at everything without interference. Now CAS has to make a hasty decision that could affect this young athlete for the rest of her life.
Apparently there were only traces of trimetazidine – which can be found in migraine medication also. The timing of taking over 6 weeks for the results – why just before the ceremony? Why has every other test been negative, but this one?
The West likes hurting children and the total lack of care and respect for this wonderful, once in a lifetime unique talent – shows it to the world. This was Russia’s strongest team and has mentally affected them.
They don’t care.
I am utterly disgusted by it all. I hope she continues and wins everything and sues the lot of them for the mental torture they have put her – a minor – through.
I too have a daughter who had some success as a young athlete, especially in Figure Skating. I know enough – from just years of observation – and some inside knowledge – just what a masterpiece Kamila Valieva’s competitive performances are. Her remarkable achievements are attributable to a unique combination of genetics, talent, incredible mental stamina and access to high level professional training. Everyone ever involved i individual sports can tell you that in sports like figure skating and gymnastics, but also tennis and Diving, etc, psychological factors are every bit as critical as physical ability and training, in reaching and maintaining sharp mental focus and the ability to deal with adversity (be it a fall in a routine, or a missed tennis shot or a messed up landing).
kamilla is indeed unique, partaking of multiple advantages in a sport where top level performance can set you up for life. She can do jumps no one can or has performed in a single routine, and she does them flawlessly and consistently (that last one ios the kicker). It’s why she racked up more points than anyone else in the world and no doubt is the reason she is viewed with a mix of admiration, awe and no small amount of jealousy.
It is that jealousy that has no doubt played a factor in trying to bring her down, especially during this Olympics where she was far and awy the favorite. And not just her but also her very talented teamates and, more than anything, their coaches, who kept producing top level skaters.
When we combine the jealousy with the nefarious purposes of those who’ll do anything to bring Russia down, then we have the makings of a potential false flag, which is, what I believe happened in this case.
There are numerous questions to be raised about the timeline – from that one sample taken 6 weeks ago, to the delay by the swedish lab to just right after the team performance solidified Russia’s lead. We do not know how Valieva ever came to take this particular medication, if she did in fact (false positives are notorious for many medications). We don’t know where or what happened with the B sample and we have not heard yet either from her coaches, or doctors about what may or may not have happened.
But I find it peculiar that the 15th of February, a date often mentioned as the western selected date for the “Russian invasion”, a date when ice freezes over (so tanks can move – yay!) is also the date of the CAS hearing and is also the date when the women start their programs.
No matter what happens I agree with this post’s contention that the goal here was to “psyche out” not only valieva but her coaching staff and indeed the entire Russian team – and not just the ice skaters.
Something about this affaire does indeed smell mighty fishy.
For a government that appears to care so much about the legality of actions in the world.I can’t understand how Russia allows other countries to inflict illegal actions on their citizens. Case in point (among countless others) is this one ,”US could prosecute Russians involved in Valieva doping case – report” https://www.rt.com/sport/549021-kamila-valieva-russia-doping-us-rodchenkov/. Open criminal cases against US individuals involved in these assaults against Russia. Issue arrest warrants and start arresting and trying them. The US has no special privilege’s in the world putting their laws above any other.They only gain that right because other countries “permit” them to get away with it. They can only be stopped by giving them the taste of their own medicine. Your enemy may not fear you and you co-exist in peace. But if they don’t respect you,then the end result is always war or your surrender,100 percent of the time.
Hello Mr. Uncle Bob,
I read that today, too. How freakin absurd. Perfect though for the media narrative. Almost like they planned it just for this case. Hard to attack an innocent yound lady sheilded in a way by her age, but still have a way going for the people around her. And I thought it was interesting that former president signed it into law Dec 2020. That peice of sh$t. My gut instinct was right about him. Such a fool to hope he would do good. No respect for a bitch and that is exactly the former president. Anyone surround himself with so many of a certain group is either blind, ignorant, or willful. He finally showed all his true colors.
Taking something beautiful—and winning—and dragging it through the mud, ruining the victory and turning it to s—t.
I spotted it immediately. No sooner had i heard that there was a spectacular Russian ice-dancer, then it was blotted out by this innuendo so that the star is no longer the story but instead some “allegations.”
They just did it with Djokovic and Medvedev. Nadal used banned substances starting in 2009. He cheated in 2022. Opponents of Russians no sanctions against Nadal
Kamila Valieva’s performance was magical. My heart aches for her and hope that she can survive this.
Sport has become a weapon, especially against Russia. Anyone watching the Olympics on down under TV would think that Russia wasn’t even there!
For example watching speed skating with 5 athletes – the commentators introduce 4 athletes by name and country but if the 5th athlete was a Russian they would not be mentioned. ROC would only appear on the screen. Such is the hated for anything Russian.
On a side note – Russia (Putin) is now behind the trucker convoys and freedom protests descending on Canberra. And according to today’s paper, Russia is about to carry out a massive cyber attack on Oz.
And russia /china according to defense potato minister is influencing his governments loss in upcoming elections. Lol. They did touch on allies spying…one guess… israel. The defense minister hasnt said a word about defence throwing out all israeli elbit systems battle com systems from being compromised .
Great, and same time sad, piece Larchmonter445. I did the same Alec Baldwin did to share with my friends and family in Brazil. Her performance was just perfect, but still deeply artistic and full of beauty. I know many people just cried a river watching her performance.
West institutions, in many, if not all branches, are run by bona fide psychopaths. I got to read the news about the case today, and it just ruined my day. I am still deeply frustrated with it.
Where are the Skripals?
Good question, isn’t it? Dead, or collecting their payoff under new identities?
“Pray that Wada doesnt take another innocent victim.”
I’ll tell you what I’m praying for and it’s not that. If it must be then God in heaven please, please, I pray allow Russia to crush, pulverize, completely destroy all enemies of righteousness and truth.
What America is doing to an innocent young girl becuase of their hate for her President and county makes so so %&@# angry.
I do not wish for violence, that would be sin. But reallity is those ruling America and allies are begging for it. They’re arrogant, proud, boastful, doers of evil. They hate God and they hate righteousness. They love death.
Pray God allows them to have a full freakin measure of it.
God bless this young lady. I’m 40 years old. She could be my daughter. May the Lord bless her and protect her and keep her strong from thes jackals in the Western Media trying to destroy her reputation and character. What these officials are trying to do to this young lady is the lowest of the low. I am ashamed that many of those lowlife jackals calls themselves Americans.
Thank you for the Instagram link
I had tears in my eyes by the end of her performance when I considered what is being done to her
I saw the articles in the Aus press
You really cannot get any lower than child abuse
A real living angel. Amazing. Heavenly.
Closest thing to a bird in flight.
Wonderful use of hands, very visible with the red gloves
A nod to Central Asian musical cultures?
Russia shouldn’t let this go unnoticed or unpunished. Why can’t they publicly ask the WADA to prove their claim that the said drug enhances performance.
These are the same people who allowed the cheaters Simone Biles and Serena Williams to use banned drugs under its auspices.
Russia should start taking a stand against this injustice. Otherwise, more and more promising athletes will be ruined with allegations like these and the US will be able to dominate w/o any opposition.
I hope she is not DQed. She has the ability to win the gold and should win it; these are dirty tricks by people with no good conscience.
I bet you that the most of the brain dead westerners think that the ice skating is a sort of gymnastics on skates. Their tiny dead brains can not comprehend that these girls are highly educated, musical, artistic and also that they are schooled in the best of Russian tradition with strong attention to detail and perfection. The shamelessness of this doping allegation is breathtaking. I thought after Novak saga they couldn’t fall any lower but here we are. The stupidity has no bounds. It will backfire on them, for sure, but all of this creates sadness in my heart. These people have already lost their dirty war, they just don’t know it yet….
There must be at least one person inside Russia’s team, the medical staff probably. Get them interrogated properly before more athletes are hurt. There must be someone who prescribed these drug or the report is fake. Both options are possible. Sweden is a known vassal of the US.
God can take this negative and turn into a positive. Hopefully the young female Russian superstar with obvious God given talent, Kamila Valieva, prevails over the enemy. No matter what, both ways, may God allow it to stir the Russian people to unity and to see if they haven’t already just what their leadership, President Vladimir Putin, is fighting against. May not be the same context meaning but in spirit very well is. Gen. 50 20 what you meant for evil, God meant it for good. God bless Russia.
And heck maybe even it will help some fellow Americans to wake up and feel righteous anger.
I think it’s a false positive. There is an over the counter antimigraine drug lomerizine which can break down to trimetazidine on a mass spectrometer. The drugs are very similar having the same trimethobezene pizerine core. So she may have had a headache and been given the non banned lomerizine. The doctors should have asked a chemist before giving her the drug. I agree that the West is using this unfortunate situation against Russia. They never mentioned the lomerizine possibility though it was obvious to anyone with a basic understanding of pharmacology and chemistry. The other possibility is is plain old sabotage.
It is not only against Russian sportists but against all top Orthodox Slavic sportists. Consider what has happened recently to Novak Djokovic in Australia Open who was, by most accounts, about to break all records to become greatest tennis player ever. He was expelled from this tournament on phony charges.
Not only sportists get such treatments. Consider, for instance, Nikola Tesla, who,
by all accounts, deserved at least 10+ Nobel physics prizes for his discoveries and inventions, but got none, while being consistently labeled “eccentric”, or worse, “did not publish in professional journals”, in spite of over 700 patents,
All of them hard proven in laboratory and some produced in millions by mostly USA companies. Neither 20-th century, or 21-st one, could have been imagined without his inventions, discoveries, and scientific forecasts, too many to list here. A good number of these disappeared after taken from his room by mysterious officials after his similarly mysterious death.
Best regards, Spiral
All the zirkons and kinshals in the world are useless against this.
The West is winning again.
Sure, many Russians are disgusted by the West, but how many are
deeply hurt that their the Kremlin is letting all this happen, again and again.
By now, the Russian leadership is as guilty as the West, for not taking any retaliatory action.
Partners my friend, partners.
You are correct, for many years the RF has stood by and accepted without any retaliation. The athletes suffer and the RF issues some statements, as always, but has no backbone or any follow-through. They appear to be very weak.
It’s not just against Russia. And if you are a bit skeptical, you might take note that 175 foreign athletes are quarantined, but no Chinese.
False equivalence. How can you compare what is happening to Valieva to quarantine? You are obviously anti Chinese.
Yoko, and if you noticed something, the Chinese are and have been following a zero Covid policy, so, they just don’t have much Covid. Other countries though, just let it burn through their populations while trying to grab power.
The western journalists are vilifying China as well and there is a concerted effort among some of the athletes to try and find fault. This is a ‘paid for’ program. If you say something bad about China or the Olympics, and the press picks it up, you get paid!
For Valieva, the Russians are standing shoulder to shoulder. They have this thing out of all the embassies world wide, where the Russian staff sing or clap We Will, We will, Rock you – just little short clips, but all over the world.
I saw her performance live and it was so good I had to watch again the 2nd day. Her program was historic and had an otherworldly charm to it. This is what a prima ballerina looks like on skates. Her historic quad was a first for a woman in the sport and she looks set to dominate the sport for years to come. Of course she must be destroyed by the jealous that lack her ability. I hope justice is done and she remains unfazed by those sickened with envy.
Let’s send her a million postcards saying thank you
Canada has not one but more statues commemorating nazi ss divisions . Interesting hey. No one seems to want to tear them down in recent statue toppling
Well written Larchmonter445!!!
Oh how appropriate, as the Syth Lord of the Bolshevik Trotskyite Empire mandates ‘crack-pipes’ for its citizenry,
under the instructions of the Marx Cult of Schwab, Gates and Fauci, the most powerful armies of the World (sic), those that target with their WMD only defenseless women, children and wedding parties, and as such., not being able to abide the non-devolved magnificent personal achievement of a ‘girl-child’s accomplishments in figure skating.
Far superior is this young lady and far beyond even the dreams of the beasts from hell, she threatens this sick miserable ‘unconscious collective’ by her grasp of humanity alone and needs to be destroyed. “How dare you”, we can hear Greta say with ‘crack-pipe’ on the MSM, fuming hot.
I expect that Brandon will next mandate an evolution ban. ‘You will remain stupid like me, always, and be happy!’ /s
Oh, the Joy
It makes no sense for Russia, already under restrictions for previous ‘doping’, to ‘dope’ a once in a lifetime talent such as Kamila.
I had posted a couple weeks ago that Russia would not attack Ukraine until Kamila had won gold at the Olympics. No reason to hold back now :).
Seriously, this is a real shame. I have been geeking out on Kamila ever since she made her senior debut several months ago. Truly a magical skater.
If it works out that Kamila is not allowed to skate in the individual competition next week, the US will have to face the “Quad Queen”, Alexandra Trusova anyway. Go Sasha!!!
It’s better to be a victim of injustice than a perpetrator. Let’s try everything to not be on the side of doing injustice and let’s make peace with justice, because justice will be served. No doubt about it, even if it seems impossible. One should feel sorry for the doers of injustice.
A bit more patience and we will see it.
I ve just stop watching sports no use take Novaks expulsion from Australia. Politics corrupt sports and now focus on innocent Russians, this is most outrageous. These stupids dont realize that they destroy in general but probably dont care.
That’s all very well, but what about the Russian (and Chinese) passivity in denouncing the corruption of the entire Olympic commitee? Why do they so desperately want to be accepted.and respected by the anglosionist murderous mafia? Why are not they digging into the International prostituted institutions, informing their populations about who pulls the strings and ultimately sabotaging and abandoning these stinking corrupt schemes?
The video…the flawless grace and beauty of her performance choked me right up. Tks for the post.
you tube already showed it will not show the video – unavailable with the title there for all to see what has been banned
Thank you for this article
I’m so disgusted by this that I won’t watch Olympics or other championships anymore unless they clean the sport from this corrupt system
I hope US and Canadians in China now break their necks
The Russians are not very good or sophisticated at strategic communication, public relations or propaganda, if you prefer. That’s why they are always on the back foot in situations like this.
If the Russians had taken the same astma-spray as the norweigians do, WADA would have said it was illegal.
I’ve been busier than a one armed man in a paperhanging contest, now I’ve finally got some time to reply to this thread..
I don’t follow Olympics or any sports very much, but this ‘doping’ deal is patently obvious in being simply an attempt to again stop Rossiya’s best from competing and Rossiya herself from competing. It is my understanding that this one scandal is now gone.
But on the child herself….I don’t know how many years of school she has lost in this quest to be a great star, but her future I would aver is not bright. I’d be all for an age limit of +18 or +20 for all ‘Olympic athletes to compete, that way they get the most important thing in their lives, school, done before they throw themselves headlong in to focused intensity of training.
Yes. And Greta Thunberg is the obvious example in the realm of politics. If her parents had only let her just go to school, make friends and be a normal teenager she might have some prospects for a life well-lived. As it is, she has simply been manufactured to be a neurotic and robotic pain in the ar*e (excuse my French).
Trust me mate, just because you ‘go to school’, you don’t necessarily ‘make friends’ or ‘be a normal teenager’.
I was sent to poor standard schools and was academically accelerated, which meant my entire social development was hindered. Oh, I got lots of good grades, certificates etc etc. I wasn’t world beating but people I trust said I was in the top 0.1% but not the top 0.01%….but socially I didn’t develop at all, because every social milestone I was exposed to came 12-24 months too soon for my natural rate of development.
Going to school is a guarantee if you are ‘average’, even ‘better than average’. It’s no guarantee if you are off-the-scale non-average…..
Sure, I agree. I wouldn’t wish genius on anyone. Nine times out of ten it’s a curse. I’m no genius but, as a boy who was born and grew up on the ‘wrong side of the tracks’, I did win a scholarship to a ‘prestigious’ boys-only private school (I think they refer to them as public schools in the UK). Hated every minute of it. Above average intelligence only works well (in a narrow self-interested sense) for those who are also smart enough to work out where the power lies and who are willing to tow the line. But now we’re talking about cleverness, not intelligence. Best wishes.
“The most important thing in their lives, school, done before the themselves…..”
I’m curious why you think this?
On the other hand, you have not ventured an opinion as to why a young and apparently fit and healthy person might want or need to take a “heart medication”, if that’s what it was and if she did, in fact, take it. If so, what were those close to her – her family and coaches – thinking? If WADA were to be abolished tomorrow, I for one would raise a toast. But it is what it is and everybody knows the rules. I think there is more to this story than we are being told and it looks like a complete USAmerican beat-up to me. In which case, I expect the whole thing to be thrown out of court…fingers crossed.
“you have not ventured an opinion as to why a young and apparently fit and healthy person might want or need to take a “heart medication””
Don’t fall victim to narrative control.
my understanding from the earlier Meldonium case with tennis player Sharapova is that Russian (and Eastern European) culture has a different approach. The heart and other organs face a tremendous stress load, often not apparent in the short term, with sometimes a price years and decades later. Multiply this stress load in the highest functioning athletes. So it is a preventive device. Not used to enhance performance.
The West uses this hook to entrap them, falsely alleging it must be for performance enhancement, whereas it demonstrably cannot be..
Russian sports science has been clumsy, not changing tack. In Sharapova’s case not proactively getting her off a newly banned substance (she just received an email, easily missed by a youngster). So these doping “rules” are a moving target, optimized to punish target countries..
Western sports science has a very different approach, focused on short term soft-power PR gain from athletes, rather than their long-term health considerations. As Larch said, often using doping innovations hard to detect, and/or as we can see by controlling verification labs such as in compromised vassals Sweden or Swiss and others already psychologically “part of the AZ team”..
It is a continuation of war by other means, the celebration of the purity and innocence of youth and sports by millions be damned. In the dying phase of Empire, there is no toleration of beauty and goodness.
No narrative control being felt here. I was simply curious as to why the young lady might be taking such medication. You have offered a very plausible explanation. So thanks.
The Japanese media reported yesterday that she had tested positive on-site at the Olympics and showed her being led away in shame. I take it this is not true, but she must have been being hounded by hostile reporters. Uncharacteristically, they haven’t shown the women’s ice skating performances this time. I take it to indicate none of the Japanese lady figure skaters were expected to win. I’m really sad to miss “ROC”s performance.
They were a bit more sympathetic to her today, pointing out that the drug in question could purchased at any drugstore in Moscow, and they showed hostile reporters bullying her, criticizing that, and also fans trying to encourage Kamilla. But they still have not featured any of the women figure skaters’ performances.
I posted at Cafe a short remark about the proof of innocence in the matter of Valieva, bless her heart.
https://sherlock-holm.es/stories/pdf/a4/1-sided/norw.pdf > that’s the model.
As far as I am conserned, this girl IS THE OLYMPICS and harming her in anyway is so low life.
I could not give a shit about sports.
But this is beyond sport. Its human evolution and she is on “top of the foodchain” at her way of expressing art.
I believe she is extremely strong “upstairs”, and has been warned that she might come in the crossfire of global politics and be hurt.
Its a cruel world that goes after a true premier product of human evolution at the age of 15.
This shit hurts me.
WADA should be done away with. With all the Ukrainian Nazis in Canada, Canadians are too cravenly to be anything other than Russophobes.. The West is ruining the Olympics,
Very well written, Larch – thank you for that.
In case she is banned on YT – most probably not this one.
Her freestyle of the European Championship 2022 in Lithuania – exactly the same program she gave in Bejing and I think this here is still a tiny little bit more beautiful.
Listen to the German commentator – he is fully aware of what he is seeing. A miracle – a wonder.
Even without understanding a single German word you can get it from his tone.
Sports has been weaponised.
Western athletes have TUEs (therapeutic use exemptions) while everyone is is hounded, checked, smeared.
Corrupt officials, spectator mobs, mainstream media assaults…
Since you mention tennis, here is the final of the Aus Open from a few weeks ago.
At a crucial moment of the game, a hostile crowd taunts Danil Medvedev “Go back to Russia!”
By the way, he was playing Nadal who receives TUE for anabolic steroids(!) for his “injuries” ..
Excellently put Serbian Girl!
The West and its brainwashed followers have used sports as a political tool too punish its adversaries!
The FR of Yugoslavia was banned from all competitions in early 1990s although Croatia, Bosnia were allowed to compete. Multiple times our sporting teams and prominent competitors have seen corrupted bodies sanction them be it FINA, UEFA not to mention the witch hunt against Novak Djokovic or who can forget Monica Seles being stabbed and her attacker getting a slap on the wrist!
Its an open secret that certain elite athletes get medical exceptions for maybe legitimate reasons but when WADA and the like target certain nations it becomes political and no different to how the OPCW has been swayed to lean a certain political way.
BTW, they banned Meldonium because they know that this is used as a perfectly above-board recovery medication in Russia.
Sharapova was ensnared with that too.
Btw Serena, just like Nadal, had TUE’s.
“…a hostile crowd taunts Danil Medvedev…” Not true. From the twitter video it is clear that the taunt came from one, solitary member of the crowd. It is also clear from the video that the crowd was unimpressed by the taunt; one person close the microphone can clearly be heard saying: “What a wa*ker”. If you are unfamiliar with that word, I can assure you it is not a term of endearment. Certainly, as the match progressed, the crowd became more and more boisterously enthusiastic in its support for Nadal. But Nadal has always been a crowd favourite at the Australian Open, he was playing to go one grand slam win, in total, ahead of Federer and Djokovic, and had come from the seemingly hopeless position of being down two sets to none. All of which makes the crowd’s overwhelming support for Nadal completely understandable. It doesn’t follow logically that because the crowd was rapturous in its support for Nadal it was also hostile towards Medvedev. At the award ceremony post-match, Medvedev gave a humorous and really quite charming speech which the crowd responded to with generous applause. I think Medvedev, although understandably disappointed, was happy to have played so brilliantly in such an amazing match. Please, no beat-ups.
I have no idea what you’re talking about.
I guess you didn’t see the match nor watched the post match press conference afterwards.
Medvedev was “disgusted” and “disappointed” with the disrespectful crowd, and the xenophobic heckling, saying that he lost his childhood dreams and also mentioning he would like to spend more time in Russia.
“Today was one of those moments when that little boy stopped dreaming. “
“In an emotional and unusual press conference”..
PS I know what a wanker is…
“I guess you didn’t see the match…”. So sarcastic. Why so?
Let’s take a look at what Medvedev is quoted as saying in one of the articles that you linked to: “I’m just talking about few moments where the kid stopped dreaming, and today was one of them.” So this is not the first time. We’ve been here before. Does he doubt himself?
Well, the articles refer to the seemingly many times in Medvedev’s career when he did doubt himself. But the objective fact is that he is now ranked the number two mens player in the world. He would have gone to number one if he had won in Melbourne. A person with such gifts and achievements has no need to be paying any attention to the crowd.
The articles also say that at the US Open, when he was booed loudly he “…told the audience that this would give him strength for the next matches.” So what’s it to be? He can either take strength from the crowd reaction or let it drive him to despair and home to Russia. Or simply ignore it…that would be my advice.
Yes, the crowd in Melbourne was excitable and, yes, disrespect was stupidly shown by a few. Parochialism, for sure. But xenophobia? I don’t think so. As I said, the crowd applauded Medvedev loudly on his speech post-match.
My prediction is that Medvedev will be back at the Australian Open next year and in many years to come. I would be delighted to see him win it, if he is good enough. As the Australian crowds come to appreciate his brilliance more and more, and as they get to know him better, I am sure they will warm to him.
Medvedev is a champion. He is entitled to hold his head very high. So why all this talk about broken dreams? This is a storm in a teacup.
I hope the others that might move up in order if she is thrown out refuse to partake in this game
It looks like typical hybrid war ploy. I would like to hear if hers was only sample from Swedish lab that was delayed. If so, why? Anyway, it is as if all armies of Mordor attacked highest expression of beauty and art.
So while the Olympics are supposed to be about how sport brings the world together, in reality, it’s a chance to showcase your own national narratives by accusing the other side of doping creating a reverse onus on the accused to prove that he/she is not guilty. By the time dust settles, the media has had its day and the seed is germinating in the brainwashed frontal lobe of the western brain-dead. They have spiked their water, they have broken their ankles, they have booed excellence, they have lied, they have kidnapped and drugged USSR athletes and claimed he is an asylum seeker.
Novak Djokovic is also a victim of the same psychopaths.
Well, it has started with Djokovic, continued with Medvedev … now this underage girl tortured in the most (fill the blanks) way just because she is brilliant.
Slav lives matter!
“As I said for decades, “Prove the drug improves performance. Prove the athlete needs the drug to train hard and recover smoothly.” WADA has never proved any of this, in any sport. They say increased blood flow or quickening of muscle flexing is the equal to increased performance. It has nothing to do with increased performance. Training and mental focus, pain threshold and capacity to shed lactic acid is far more important. Relaxation and calm are far more vital to performance.”
All the above might be true, and there might be all kinds of other shady stuff going on – hybrid war/psyops, etc. / All war – hybrid included – is a nasty business. Lives will be destroyed. They might go after a 15-year old athlete’s pet poodle, or steal her favourite doll or plush toy. No quarter is given, nor should it be expected, on either side. White-on-white, black-on-white, and black-on-black. One has to be utterly, completely ruthless.
But as another commenter said, the authorities can ban whatever they want – orange juice – and it’s up to the teams/doctors/nutritionists and others to make sure there is no evidence of orange juice in the athlete’s system.
To change the rules of the game is a separate matter. One can appeal and go through the official process to have “orange juice” taken off the list of the banned substances.
She just captivates with everything about her, from her performance to her looks. She is the type of athlete that appears once in a hundred years, like Novak Djokovic in tennis.
This is why both are prime targets.
Novak is more than just an athlete.
He is the founder of the newly created “PTPA” Professional Tennis Players Association which directly challenges the hegemony of the the corrupt ATP and ITF organisations.
The entire Australian debacle was to keep him from winning the most majors.
Have to stop the Serb!
Just like they have to stop the Russians.
Soon, though he will be the greatest of all time. Nadal can’t hold him off any longer. It is inevitable.
He just made a record breaking 360 weeks ranked at No.1…
Neither Nadal nor Federer come close.
You are right Larchmonter, whatever they are doing to our athletes they will do to the Russians.
Medvedev couldn’t participate in a Challenger tennis event because UK wouldn’t clear his visa..
Also, many Western countries only recognise western vaccines, so athletes with Sputnik and Sinovac etc are considered unvaccinated.
There has never been an even playing field in sports…
The Big 3’s weeks at No. 1:
Just a minor correction – I was a tennis buff who could once list you stats ad nauseum – Federer also has over 300 weeks. 310 weeks to be precise. And I was never a Federer fan.
But this issue is not about sports or even vaccines or doping. The larger aim is about Hegemony and the demonization of target enemies.. They must be marked with a Scarlet Letter for mankind to focus their 2 minutes of Hate.. It is an adjunct to Psy-Ops, to dispirit the enemy. And all media organs, TV talking heads, influencers, even sports peers, etc.. are given the same script to push the Hate. It is a team effort to ready nations psychologically before warring physically.
Some of it may be small-minded racism too. Wanting to hold on to sports they created and feel entitled to ruling.. They are being overcome in every other arena. Who really knows what’s in the warped minds of these creatures?
In the article on Strategic Culture website, “Djoković Pays the Price for Not Being a Ball Player” Stephen Karganovic provides additional historical and civilizational perspective on why he is hated. And there is a pleasing ending to Djokovic saga from Australia.
quote: “Yes, he has dabbled in all sorts of awkward things and Serbian churchmen, archimandrite Nikodim Bogosavljevic and Bishop Maksim, have rightly pointed out that Djoković has hardly been an exemplary role model for Orthodox believers, notwithstanding his amply demonstrated respect and support for the Church. But when push came to shove, and Australia pettily deprived him of the opportunity to play his sport on its territory and expelled him under circumstances it foolishly assumed would humiliate him, instead of handing a crushing blow the down-under nastiness just awakened the primal Serb within him. Instead of retreating to a confidential location to sulk, Djoković was happy to fly to Belgrade, to mingle with his people, and the first thing he did was to attend liturgy in the historic Ružica church, after which he flew to his native Montenegro to pray at the renowned Ostrog monastery.”
This was a healthy response to the spoilers of sport.
You are right. My apologies for this mistake! It’s 310 not 210.
I got this from twitter:
1. @DjokerNole – 360
2. @rogerfederer – 310
3. Pete Sampras – 286
4. Ivan Lendl – 270
5. @JimmyConnors – 268
6. @RafaelNadal – 209
7. @JohnMcEnroe – 170
8. Bjorn Borg – 109
9. @AndreAgassi – 101
10. @lleytonhewitt – 80
If one thing holds true, it’s the evil Yanks who have ruined the Olympics. They’ve taken all the fun and joy out of the game. Just like they’ve ruined countless nations and robbed the people of those nations of their stability and most importantly, their happiness.
“The big Satan is a big liar.” — Iranian chief of intelligence (1979)
Yes it’s a tragedy. Yes it’s disgraceful. Realise this is war. The hatred against anything Russian is wide and deep. Reasoning will not help. Facts will not help. Proof will not help. History will not help. Documents and records will not help. Past practice and ruling will not help. Being an innocent minor will not help.
Goalposts that are set and defined in the western world will keep on being moved by everyone involved whenever Russia is judged. The conscious and subconscious bias is so strong, there is no need for collusion or synchronisation of actions. This runs like clockwork, 24/7. It is a hive. The whole west has turned into an infected hive.
The best thing all athletes around the globe should do is boycott all Olympics entirely and be a singular team of cause & effect.
Not only are some Russian athletes accused of doping and stripped of their medals,
but they are all banned from singing their National Anthem and raising their flag.
Athletes from the West? Well hypocrisy of this magnitude is not meant to be criticized…
Carl Lewis; ‘Who cares if I failed a drug test’
Lance Armstrong, the dirtiest cheater in sports history;
70% of Norwegian Olympic skiing medals won by asthmatics;
The face of the utterly corrupt WADA gets into an argument with a representative from Argentina;
By the way, West really has strong hand in sport matters. Russia simply does not want to rob its best athletes of opportunity to compete with best of the best from all world. So naturally there will be no boycott, or autonomous Russian competitions replacing championships and Olympics under auspices of Western dominated organizations.
That unfortunately means that Russians have to accept enormous humiliations, like all this “ROC” nonsense.
My few thoughts:
First, this young lady was tested in December and the result was withheld for 2 or 3 months until she had won a gold medal. Yet in between she was retested a couple of times and found to be nega. Why was the first result delayed?
Considering we are dealing with a minor, WADA should at the very least have released these results early, long before she went on to expose herself. If doping is as serious as we are made to believe it is, then surely as soon as evidence of it appears it must be dealt with swiftly. These people waited at least two months. The timing suggests the motive wasn’t so much about dealing with doping in sport, but to cause the maximum embarrassment to Russia possible. Which makes me wonder how neutral WADA really is.
Although it doesn’t appear like they are acting in good faith, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt for now and assume this is a genuine positive result. That then suggests since this concerns a minor, we are potentially dealing with a case of child neglect/abuse. Therefore it was incumbent upon them to respond promptly at the earliest cause for suspicion. Healthcare workers who deal with minors are trained to look out for signs of abuse in their patients and promptly report any suspicious cases. Failure to do so can attract disciplinary action. Will WADA be disciplined? The West likes to pontificate about their care for the welfare of young people. I bet if this girl had announced that she identifies as male, they would have jumped onto her case in no time and pumped her with hormones
Hey, this WADA story is very similar to the story of the UN ‘organization’ for the control of chemical and biological weapons that operated in Syria as the long and bloody arm of the Anglo Zionists.
I spent nearly 2 hours trying to find Kamila Valieva’s performance yesterday on the internet. I can normally find really obscure stuff, but it had been comprehensively deleted. I couldn’t find it anywhere and gave up.
Thanks to “Alec Baldwin captured it off his monitor and raved about the exquisite beauty of it.”
A truly magnificent beautiful performance.
The World is now under the control of complete lunatics and psychopaths, now attacking the most creative children.
Do we have any news in this case?
The CAS in Lausanne should have come to a decision …. it’s 23.00 CET …..
We will find out tomorrow after 1pm local time:
“CAS panel finishes hearings on applications on Valieva’s case. CAS Secretary General Matthieu Reeb said the hearings were long and the ruling will be made public on Monday, after 13:00 local time…….”
What worries me is the make-up of the arbitration panel – US, Italy and Slovenia – take from that what you will.
Hm – seems the decision has been made.
In Russian with English subtitles.
Seems she may perform but they want to cancel her anyway.
There will be no medal ceremony if she wins.
One must hope and pray that instead of demoralizing her, it will energize her. She will realize that some irresponsible Swedes are in league with an empire that is subverting and instrumentalizing the uplifting idea, a common heritage of all peoples, of that ancient Greek city Olympia. She must now also be a fierce warrior against injustice.
Performance enhancers do not work? Then how come the asthmatics’ team (a.k.a. Norway) dropped to 40th place while their nebulizers were being held at the customs and they made it back to second place as soon as they were allowed to sniff again?
But we’re talking about pure endurance and stamina. In a technical sport like figure skating, chemical interference is likely to be more of a drag than a boost on physical shape.
The wikipedia page on trimetazidine mentions just one precedent of someone being sanctioned for its use, a Chinese swimmer in 2014. I’ve fixed the wording of the test result being “officially confirmed” on Feb 11 to “was released”, and added Dec. 21 as the date of the test. Not sure my edit will stay, though.
Latest development – I have a good feeling about her stability. She will make her way through the mess!
This whole incident is so typical of Uncle $hmuel and his minions. Everything is politics. I gave up on the Olympics years ago, and ceased watching. They have been politicized since at least 1976.
She is on track – brave young lady 😇
Mrs Sharapova was banned for 15 months. I point this out not to be a Karen but because the the length of the ban implies the degree of fault she is at for testing positive.
I appreciate your articles.
I am very torn on the Kami issue. I’m more concerned of the allegations of her coaches abuse of skaters than any potential doping. I just want the kids to be safe. I wouldn’t put it past an abuser to dope kids but we know the Russian cheater hype train is a convenient narrative anti Russian narrative in the wake of the Russia’s alleged WW3 plans. Lol.
“…the length of the ban implies the degree of fault she is at for testing positive”
No it does not. If you accept that kind of logic, the fact that the U. S. invaded Iraq back in ’03 would have implied that Saddam really had WMDs. The fact that Russia was banned from competing under its own national banner would have implied that the ridiculous and self-contradictory allegations (none of which have stood up in any actual court) on the parts of Rodchenkov and MacLaren were true.
The claims and “punitive” acts of a hostile party cannot be used to prove guilt.
Regarding “allegations of abuse”:
1. What I’ve heard about Kamila, Anna and Alexandra’s coach is that she is tough and strict, but that is pretty far from actual abuse unless otherwise proven. The skaters are certainly under a great deal of psychological pressure, I agree, but I would say that it is simply due to the immense amount of competition in Russian women’s single skating right now, which in turn is simply due to the incredible number of talented young skaters in Russian currently.
2. “I wouldn’t put it past a X to do Y” does not constitute proof, especially as you jumped from “allegations of abuse” to “an abuser.”
3. For a prevalent culture of abuse of young people in sports, which has actually been proven…Do I need really have to suggest where to look?
She could not withstand anymore ……heartbreaking.
Hope she will be able to get out of this mess even stronger – but that will be a long way.
My thoughts are with her – young angel: grow!
As AHH points out: “A demonstration of Power, that Russians and all who refuse to kneel to Hegemony are punished for lèse-majesté.”
The US Hegemony is using every weapon to attack even world-class athletes. Meaning, the US has deteriorated so thoroughly that now they have to resort to gangster-style violence. But could we expect anything more of that hegemony. Like ALL former hegemonies, they lash out fiercely on their way down to total oblivion.