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December 9, 2019



Cotton Statement on Decision Banning Russia From Olympics

Washington, D.C. — Following an announcement that the World Anti-Doping Agency had banned Russia from international sports after a doping scandal, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement: 

Vladimir Putin’s pathetic Olympic doping scheme once again has deprived young Russians of the opportunity to compete fairly on behalf of their country at the Olympic Games, just as his rule has deprived the Russian people of so many opportunities. Now Putin won’t even have fraudulently won medals to distract the Russian people from the country’s isolation, failing economy, and demographic collapse.”