Will Russian wrestlers compte in Rio???
Americans consume more drugs than an other country in the world. Likely more than the entire world combined. Our pro sports are littered with PED’s. If American athletes aren’t on drugs it only a personal choice, not a team or sport choice. If American wrestlers aren’t on drugs maybe there isn’t enough money and recognition to motivate our wrestling to PED up. There have been plenty of whispers of drug use at the high school and collegiate levels but no one has been caught to my knowledge.
My point, stop pointing fingers and throwing stones at Russia, glass houses make a mess when smashed.
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Russian doping scandal spreads to wrestling, sports minister prepared to quit
Russia’s sports minister said on Tuesday he was prepared to resign over a raging doping scandal in his country which could cost more Russian athletes their places at the Rio Olympics after “tens” more cases of cheating were exposed in wrestling.
Russian wrestlers may now join the country’s track-and-field athletes in being barred from competing at the Games in August, after an internal Russian Wrestling Federation (WFR) investigation uncovered multiple doping cases, WFR President Mikhail Mamiashvili said.
The disclosure came a day after four Russian athletes were exposed as having tested positive for the banned drug meldonium, further damaging Moscow’s efforts to overturn a doping suspension in time for the Olympics starting in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday his sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, would remain in his position despite the scandal. Mutko later said, however, that he was prepared to end his eight years in the job if asked to do so.