A year before the Paris Olympics, officials governing many of the sports on the 2024 program are still split on how to treat Russian athletes
A file photo taken on September 13, 2017 shows the Olympics Rings on the Trocadero Esplanade near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. (Pic: AFP)
Picture this. It is the final of the men’s singles tennis event, the Russian Daniil Medvedev breaks his opponent’s serve, mixing angles with the sparkling freshness of a school boy armed with a brand-new geometry box, as his opponent falls just fractionally off his game, and – a millisecond later – Medvedev is triumphantly celebrating gold.