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The Numbers Indicate The Russian Olympic Ban Is Too Harsh

Law360, New York (December 5, 2017, 10:20 PM EST) -- The war of words between the World Anti-Doping Agency and Russia over alleged state-sponsored doping of Olympic athletes ended in a victory for WADA on Tuesday. Unprecedented punishments — including no athletes from Russia being able to compete as Russians, no mention of any Russian medal wins in the official record books of the 2018 Winter Olympics and a ban on Russian officials even attending the games — were, based largely on WADA’s reports, meted out to Russia by the International Olympic Committee.

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