Ban Russia from Rio Olympics: Ed Moses

Colorado: Olympic legend Ed Moses has called for Russian track and field athletes to be barred from next year’s Olympics as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prepared to rule on the key findings of the scandal.

Ed Moses

Two-time Olympic 400m hurdles champion Moses, a member of the WADA foundation board, said a ban on Russian stars from Rio was the only suitable sanction for athletes implicated in the scandal.

“The only sanction is that enough is enough. It is to state loudly and clearly that the Russian athletics team cannot go to Rio,” Moses told the meeting. “Athletes are very concerned — they want to see the right thing done in this case,” Moses said.

Moses said WADA’s investigation indicated that doping had spread into other sports in Russia. “This means that before any talk of Russia becoming compliant, there must be an investigation of every sport,” Moses said. “I had many close friends who had irreplaceable moments stolen from them,” Moses said. “My hope is that there is not a generation of athletes that have their dreams stolen from them too.”

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