Did the CIA Sabotage Russia At The Olympics?

Authored by Rick Sterling via Oriental Review,

There is something very fishy about the Anti Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) pinned on the Russian curler and Russian bobsledder during the final week of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

It makes no logical sense that an athlete would do a one-time consumption of a chemical that is of no value in circumstances where it is almost certain to be detected with huge negative consequences.

That is precisely the situation. The Russian Mixed Curling bronze medal winner, Alexander Krushelnitsky, had to give up his medal, plus that of his partner wife, because traces of meldonium were found in his urine sample. He had previously tested clean. Meldonium is a medication which helps keep the heart healthy by increasing blood flow. That would be of no benefit in a sport like curling which requires accuracy, strategy and focus but is not taxing physically. The “sweeping” to help guide the rock down the ice lasts only 20 seconds or less. International curlers were astounded at the news and bemused at the idea of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) for curling. The skip of the Danish curling team said ”I think most people will laugh and ask, ‘what could you possibly need doping for?”

Krushelnitsky strongly denies taking banned drugs. “I am categorically opposed to doping …. never, at any time that I have been involved in sport, have I ever used prohibited substances”.

Russian curling team Alexander Krushelnitsky and Anastasia Bryzgalova

Similar curious circumstances apply in the second ADRV. Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva had numerous negative (clean) tests before she was tested positive for banned trimetazidine. Bobsledding is another sport which requires physical and mental skill but not physical endurance.

In the February 25 IOC meeting to close the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the head of the IOC Implementation Group, Nicole Hoevertz, said the Russian athletes had been tested “more than any other athletes”. She and her group were convinced that the 168 member Russian athletic team was clean. At about 82:00 in the video, she says the two Russian doping violations were “so peculiar.” She introduced the IOC Medical and Scientific Director, Dr. Richard Bludgett, to provide more detail. He suggested that meldonium would not be of benefit in curling. He then went further and suggested the ADRV regarding trimetazidine may be in error. He said trimetazidine “is a substance where there is a parent compound which is a common headache migraine treatment available particularly in China and Japan and if that is found then it is not considered an ADRV. And if there is a very low level, as there was in this case, that is a possibility.

Sergeeva denies ever taking banned drugs and even went on social media with a T-shirt declaring her commitment to clean sport.

Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

In summary, it seems highly unlikely that two different Russian athletes would intentionally take medications that have no benefit but which are almost guaranteed to be detected resulting in huge harm to them and their team.

Who Benefits?

Another possibility is that meldonium or trimetazidine powder was surreptitiously put in the food of the athletes. This one time consumption would cause a positive test.

In fact there are forces on the international scene who are pleased that Russia has been battling defamation and charges of “state sponsored doping” for the past two years. They want the current denigration and punishments of Russia to continue, perhaps influencing Russia’s upcoming national election and undermining Russia’s hosting of the Football World Cup this summer.

One such group is the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA has a long history of big and small criminal deeds. Presumably it would not be difficult for them to infiltrate Olympic facilities or bribe a corrupt individual to put traces of meldonium or another powder in someone’s food or drink.

Those who quickly dismiss this possibility probably also thought that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction in 2002. That was a false claim supported by evidence fabricated by the CIA.

It is well documented the CIA carries out murders, coups and major sabotage. The CIA has documented some of their methods in “The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception”. They don’t just carry out assassinations and coups. In the book “In Search of Enemies”, former CIA officer John Stockwell documented how the CIA created a false story about Cuban soldiers raping Angolan women to defame Cuba.

Corrupt police forces sometimes plant evidence on a suspect they wish to convict. It would be essentially the same thing to get a Russian athlete to ingest spiked food or beverage.

The CIA has motive and expressed intent:

* In contrast with Russian leaders who call the US a “partner”, US officials increasingly call Russia an “adversary”. The latest US National Security Strategy explicitly says they intend to respond to Russia as an adversary: “ The United States will respond to the growing political, economic and military competitions we face around the world. China and Russia challenge American power, influence, and interests, attempting to erode American security and prosperity.”

* Despite the lack of clear evidence, there is widespread belief that Russia “meddled” in the US election. The anti-Russia sentiment has been fanned into the exaggerated claim that the unproven Russian action was “an act of war, an act of hybrid warfare”.

* Neoconservatives forces openly talk about “punishing” Russia. The former Deputy Director of the CIA, Michael Morrell, said “We need to make the Russians pay a price” . He confirmed on public television that means killing Russians (and Iranians) in Syria. This is the 33 year veteran CIA leader who publicly campaigned for Hillary Clinton.

Did the CIA plant the doping evidence? We don’t know for certain but it should not be dismissed out of hand. The CIA has the means, opportunity and above all the motive to falsely implicate Russians in new doping cases with the goal of preventing Russia from getting beyond the international sporting sanctions and punishments. They have done vastly more deceitful, manipulative, and outrageous things than this.

Media Bias

Unfortunately, western media will not investigate this possibility. Western media cannot even accurately report on events like the IOC meeting yesterday. The fact that the head of the IOC Implementation Group warmly praised the Russian participation at the Pyeongchang Olympics is not mentioned in western media. The fact that Dr. Bludgett raised questions about the accuracy of the ADRVs against Russia is not mentioned in reports from NY Times, the UK Guardian or Inside the Games. Instead, the writer at Inside the Games once again exaggerated the voice of critics of Russia as he downplayed the voices of international athletes who want to put the doping scandal behind and move forward.

Western media have reported deceptively that the Russian athletes have “admitted” to the violations. In fact, both Russian athletes strongly deny taking banned drugs.

Western media bias is also shown in the focus on alleged Russian doping and minimization or ignoring of other possible violations. For example the story about the Norwegian cross-country ski team and their use of banned asthmatic medications. They get around the restrictions by having their doctor claim that most of their athletes are asthmatic. This situation is a result of the inconsistent rules and regulations. A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) can be given to any athlete designated by a doctor and in secrecy. They are not required to publicly disclose this, giving incentive to corruption and misuse.

Richard McLaren’s Bias

The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has also been biased. Over one year ago, their investigator Richard McLaren claimed “over one thousand Russian athletes benefited” from the alleged Russian conspiracy to cheat the ant-doping system. McLaren said the proof would be provided to the various sport federations.

In September 2017 it was revealed that charges had been filed against 96 athletes. Of these, WADA cleared 95 athletes of wrongdoing; only one athlete was proven to be in violation. More recently, the Court of Arbitration in Sport completely overturned the bans on 28 Russian athletes.

In summary, it appears that McLaren’s accusation about “over one thousand athletes benefiting” was a huge exaggeration or fabrication.

Where Do Things Go From Here?

The IOC Executive Board has indicated they intend to lift the suspension of the Russian Olympic Committee if no more “anti doping rule violations” are found in the last batch of athlete samples from the Pyeongchang Olympics. The results are expected in a few days.

Another ADRV may appear. If so, that will greatly complicate the effort to reintegrate Russian athletics. Even if the final tests are all clean, those who oppose Russia will continue trying to delay or prevent the full integration of Russia within the world sporting Community.

The former Moscow Laboratory Director Grigory Rodchenkov is the primary weapon in the campaign accusing Russia of “state sponsored doping”. “Icarus” is a movie about him which has received huge funding and promotion. It is nominated for an an Oscar Academy award. This will serve the campaign well.

The Russians have been accused of trying to murder Rodchenkov. But if he suddenly dies one day, it is more likely to be by the CIA. At this point, Rodchenkov has done all the damage he can to Russian sports. The only thing he could possibly do is to recant or fall apart. His handlers have prevented him from appearing before the various committees looking into the accusations. At this point, Rodchenkov could be more valuable dead than alive. His death would be a powerful weapon to disrupt the normalization of relations with Russia.

Former head of Russian anti-doping laboratory and key “witness” of the “Russian doping program” Gregory Rodchenkov then and now.

In conclusion, going back to the Pyeongchang Olympics, there should be caution before assuming the guilt of the Russian athletes who received ADRVs. It makes no sense that two Russian athletes would take useless medications knowing they will be tested and found out.

The doping incident serves the interests of those in the West who seek more not less conflict and seek to weaken Russia through “hybrid” warfare.

It is possible the CIA has a hand in the latest incidents, just as they have a hand in Dr.Gregory Rodchenkov. They have the means, opportunity and motive. They have the experience and history.

If this is true, it’s another example of the dangerous descent in international relations. The Olympics movement has the goal of fostering peaceful relations. The sad truth is there are forces who want to prevent that. They prefer to demonize and divide in a quest for economic and geopolitical supremacy over “adversaries”. International sports is just another arena for them.


giovanni_f silver140 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:10 Permalink

* short version *

Following is own Dr. Strangelove-logic of constant total war, the CIA and its vitriol-soaked sister agencies of the so-called "free press" were active participants at the games as they were ever since the good old cold war times. Makes we wonder who could be so gut-wrenchingly stupid as to have the slightest doubts about CIA meddle in the "Olympic process".

* long version *

There is an undeclared total information war against Russia since Putin has done the unthinkable, i.e. act in the interest of his fatherland. Against this backdrop, a major battle was fought at the Olympics. And the US was successful with instrumentalizing their amigos at the Western-dominated WADA and the IOC against the enemy Russia.

Given how the West had tried its best to damage the Sochi Olympics thereby denying Russia a globally transmitted week-long PR success it is absolutely beyond any doubt that the US with its criminal thugs at the CIA did the same before and during the games in Korea.

The Russian athletes were simply looking too normal, too handsome, too un-aggressive. Having healthy, cute, non-tattoed sportsmen wave proudly the Russian flag could have neutralized years of anti-Russian propaganda. As a special case,  skater Zagitova simply is too beautiful (compare to Hillary-look-alike sour loser Ashley Wagner), too feminine, too unbitchy. The cognitive dissonance resulting from a 15 year old gold medal winner looking happy and obviously un-oppressed by a "ruthless Putin-regime" is too much for our horse-faced army of obese radical-lesbian warriors of the extreme left constantly fighting "patriarchic superstructures" in exactly those societies that ironically make their privileged parasitic life  possible (but with the exception of Saudia Arabia  of course because that would be "islamophobic").

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SoDamnMad lenz3099 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:19 Permalink

The MSM was all to happy to report Sergeeva had failed a drug test after wearing the tee shirt saying she didn't dope.

If the CIA will massacre 17 kids in Florida it will certainly slip dope into the food the Russian athletes eat. I am surprised the Russian athletes were eating Russian version of the MRE and drinking water flown in from Vladivostok. 

This was more of the dirty Olympic sportsmanship that started with Carter pulling us out of the 1980 Olympics because of "Russia's invasion of Afghanistan. What do you call our stay in Afghanistan and Syria?

Just wait until the FIFA competition in Russia this summer. Sorry, entire British soccer team has doped and been thrown out. Plant them drugs on the toilet paper.

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naro Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:10 Permalink

Such an absurdly speculative, nonsensical pro Russian article could have come from the pages of Pravda...The history of blatant Russian  drug manipulation in Sochi is well etched in the annals of sport cheating, and cannot be whitewashed.


PS.  I think that Norwegian athletes won most medals because they were using enormous amount of anti asthma medicines that greatly improve lung function, especially in cold climate.  I dont believe that there were many real asthmatics in the Norwegian team as they claim, as asthmatics do not perform at Olympic levels usually.  Just my opinion.


Joe A naro Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:47 Permalink

Seems to me then it is browser dependent. Do you use an adblocker? That speeds things up but I something also get the warning of a script that is slowing down the loading of the page. It also helps to keep your computer up to date with updates. Not installing them keeps the Windows (if you are using Window$) update services up and running and consuming a lot of resources.

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Joe A lenz3099 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:42 Permalink

Fairy sports? What about American football then? Men in tights wearing all that body armor. How about that for a fairy sport? Rugby players think that American football is for pussies and fairies. The only protection they wear is a mouth guard. http://realfunny.net/picture-5589-american-football-vs-rugby.html

And some of them don't even do that. I have seen rugby players that after a hard night of drinking played rugby the next day and spat out blood and teeth during scrums.

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commoncourtesy Joe A Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:32 Permalink

USA Inc. has another footie fairy coming to town... Mr. Buckham.  

 DAVID Beckham has revealed he's moving to America to live out his dream of owning his own football club.

Just like kids at school, David insists on having his name printed on everything, including his footie boots. Poor chap obviously has a problem finding things.

Thank you America!

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Theta_Burn naro Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:31 Permalink


This is distraction gold medal winner..

The cia isn't above something like this, you should be outraged that this.. could be what the cia has been reduced to. what the fuck is next? sneaking into athletes rooms and putting their hand in warm water? drawing magic marker dicks on their faces?

Billions of dollars in budget and THIS is what operation Green Lantern produced? I'm so glad it's tax season, and my contribution helps the Queef-I-A keep fighting the good fight.


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Joe A naro Tue, 02/27/2018 - 03:27 Permalink

Norway won that much medals because....well, they have strong winters and they are really outdoor people. So, going skying etc. is really part of their culture. That means they are good at it.

The Dutch took most of the ice skating medals. Why? Because they really like skating. It is part of their cultural fabric. It means that they will be good at it.

Now, coming back to the article. There is no proof that the CIA "did it". But you would need to catch them red handed or it should leak. It is not unthinkable that somebody spiked somebody's tea. Why would these athletes risk it if they know they are being watched? Or maybe they thought they could get away with it.

Anyway, turns out that sports is politics as well. Same as it ever was.

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Jack Oliver Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:12 Permalink

Of course it was the CIA !! 

There is NO way Russia’s hosting of the World Cup in June will be without major incident either !! 

The world will then see a country that is NO FUCKING THREAT to the world !! 

The CIA would be having nightmares about that scenario unfolding !! 

Russia foiled their plans in Crimea - Ukraine and Syria - In Syria ( since Russia arrived ) 65 thousand Zio/US ‘ISIS’ employees have been laid to FUCKING rest !!