Inside the Games looks at the history of Russia's relationship with global sports
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:50

Inside the Games looks at the history of Russia's relationship with global sports

Written by ITG- Philip Barker
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As Russian sport as a whole is in a rather unique situation at the moment, Inside the Games takes a look back at similar times in the sporting history of one of the most prominent countries in the world. As can be said for almost everything in life, learning the historical context leading up to any given moment in time gives us a better understanding of the current state of things. Enjoy this piece from Philip Barker...

One way or another, Russian sport is set to dominate the headlines over the next few months.

 

The World Cup line-up is now completely ready for a grand and glittering draw at the Kremlin in Moscow next month. FIFA’s ethics committee has been investigating the bid process for that tournament and there is at least one other cloud on the horizon. There is the very real possibility that Russian competitors will be excluded from the other big event of 2018, as the fall-out from the Sochi doping scandal threatens participation at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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