Thursday, February 17, 2022

The International Olympic Committee Shuts Down ShaCarri Richardson

This week track star ShaCarri Richardson pointed out the difference in punishment between herself and a Russian skater after she was barred from competing in the Summer Olympics for testing positive for smoking weed verses the Russian skater who tested positive for a performance enhancing drug and was still allowed to compete [click here if you missed that]. 

The International Olympic Committee responds to ShaCarri's grievances....

Basically the IOC dismissed ShaCarri saying the cases are not the same.

'You can't talk about double standards in relation to Russian and American athletes, each case is individual.
'Richardson's positive doping test was discovered on 19 June, and the result was received before the start of the Olympics. She was suspended for a month. There is nothing in common between these two cases.'
'This Games, which has not concluded, concerns an issue in December. She is in the center of a lot of speculation. It must be very tough for her.
'We of course are in touch with the team, her welfare is the team's first priority, and obviously we are very careful of that but there's only so much that we can do.'