• Why the clenbuterol did not enter to the bodies of other players ? This sounds a bit strange to me but dunno. I literally meant I dont think athletes from other countries 100% clean. It's not like I have a problem with Sylla, I really like her indeed. I literally meant they have problem with Russia as a country. It is big unfair for athletes, who are 100% clean, but they will be punished instead of others. I don't appreciate Russia for that, instead it is big shame to me. But there is a question, are athletes from other countries innocent ? They all never used it ? I believe that there are some who never use it, but all of them are 100% clean ? Who knows.

    It could be that the amount of substance found in Sylla and Antonejivic was above the recommended amount. It doesnt mean that others did not have it.

  • Irina Fetisova (interview): “I want to tell the WADA executive committee that they do not summarize all the athletes in one group. We have deservedly been selected for the Olympic Games and we want to go there. Every athlete’s dream is to get to the Olympics. If the Russian team is not allowed, it will be unfair. I’m sure that most Russian athletes don’t take doping. Why should we suffer? Come at least for every volleyball match, take doping samples from us, we are clean. I have never taken dope, and it’s strange for me that anyone takes dope. This situation makes me upset. For us, of course, it is important to appear under the Russian flag. But if you have to go to the Olympics without a flag, then let it be so. "

  • Natalia Goncharova (interview): "In many countries there are athletes who have passed positive doping tests, but for this they do not completely punish the whole country and all athletes. If the athlete is clean, he/she must participate in the Olympic Games. If an athlete is caught in doping, he/she is disqualified and does not participate. It's simple, you can’t remove the whole country. It is unpleasant that the Russian team can be suspended for four years from the Olympic Games and generally from international tournaments. This is unfair, especially with regard to volleyball. We are all clean. There was not a single case in our volleyball, because of which we could not be allowed. I think that everything will end well, and we will go to the Olympics in a good mood. I hope that we will nevertheless perform under the Russian flag, for us this is very important. But if there is a neutral flag, all the same, everyone will know that we are the Russian team, our country will root for us. Everyone will understand that we are Russia. I want that this time there would be no repetition of the last Olympics in Rio, when there was half a month left before departure, and it was not clear whether we were going or not. I would like they make a decision in our favor as soon as possible and that everyone calmly prepare for the Olympics. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, we want to compete for medals, this is very important for our country. We will try to do our best. "

  • I love me some Goncharova and Fetisova:heart:

    And i agree, Efimova has a very endearing face and personality :heart:

    Goncharova is still a beauty now, but less so. I remember 2014 WCH she was so stunning, I think around that time it was her peak beauty-wise. And the year after in 2015 she cemented herself as one of the world's best players if we talk about her skills:flower:

  • Natalia Kulikova, who became the world champion in 2006, decided to change her sex. She is Max Kulikov now.

    Not really surprising, she looked rather Max-like back then already (no offense!). Nice to see that she/he is brave enough to do that, I suppose in Russia it's still much harder than in some other countries...

  • Not really surprising, she looked rather Max-like back then already (no offense!). Nice to see that she/he is brave enough to do that, I suppose in Russia it's still much harder than in some other countries...

    when did russia become easy? I believe they’re one of the countries where LGBT rights are close to 0. Or does he reside somewhere else now?

  • Not really surprising, she looked rather Max-like back then already (no offense!). Nice to see that she/he is brave enough to do that, I suppose in Russia it's still much harder than in some other countries...

    the problem of sexual minority in Russia had been deliberately exaggerated from outside for political reasons without any good basis. We should thank the negative propaganda for this. We don't have discrimination towards them.

  • Natalia Goncharova (interview): "In many countries there are athletes who have passed positive doping tests, but for this they do not completely punish the whole country and all athletes. If the athlete is clean, he/she must participate in the Olympic Games. If an athlete is caught in doping, he/she is disqualified and does not participate. It's simple, you can’t remove the whole country. It is unpleasant that the Russian team can be suspended for four years from the Olympic Games and generally from international tournaments. This is unfair, especially with regard to volleyball. We are all clean. There was not a single case in our volleyball, because of which we could not be allowed. I think that everything will end well, and we will go to the Olympics in a good mood. I hope that we will nevertheless perform under the Russian flag, for us this is very important. But if there is a neutral flag, all the same, everyone will know that we are the Russian team, our country will root for us. Everyone will understand that we are Russia. I want that this time there would be no repetition of the last Olympics in Rio, when there was half a month left before departure, and it was not clear whether we were going or not. I would like they make a decision in our favor as soon as possible and that everyone calmly prepare for the Olympics. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, we want to compete for medals, this is very important for our country. We will try to do our best. "

    “In many other countries there are athletes who have past positive doping tests , but for this they do not completely punish the whole country and all athletes” ....

    Me : As much as I love you, Goncha, I have only one question for you : where’s your news/social feed comes from?

    Seriously , are the Russian athletes aware of the magnitude of this issue? A government sponsored net for dopping ?

  • Ekaterina Gamova (instagram account): "It is impossible to make and understand such a decision. My opinion was, is and will be one - pure athletes should not suffer for everything and everyone! This is some kind of sacrilege to punish the innocent, knowing for sure that they are not guilty. I was very happy that this at least does not apply to youth teams. I could not even imagine how we would explain all this to our children. Do we have a problem? There is! To change something on a global scale, we can start with ourselves. Start with yourself to make the world a better place around you. It doesn’t fit in my head how nasty things can be written and insulted people in social networks. They are now the worst of all. No need to shout that if the flag is neutral, then you don’t need to participate. Our athletes are known and loved all over the world, no matter what form they wear, everyone will know and remember that they are from Russia. I want to say thanks to all my colleagues and fans from other countries who are supporting us at this difficult time. All peace and love! We will believe in the best."

  • the problem of sexual minority in Russia had been deliberately exaggerated from outside for political reasons without any good basis. We should thank the negative propaganda for this. We don't have discrimination towards them.

    Yeah yeah everything is because of propaganda, Putin is great:wall:

  • the problem of sexual minority in Russia had been deliberately exaggerated from outside for political reasons without any good basis. We should thank the negative propaganda for this. We don't have discrimination towards them.

    WTF did I just read??????

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    no one in Eastern Europe and beyond should talk, bye. :rolll: