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by Stephen Lendman
Olympism is more about big business, profiteering, politics, spectacle, and exploitation than amateur athletics at their best.
America wants control over Rio 2016. Russia’s Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov accused the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of conducting a “well-orchestrated biased campaign” to unfairly and irresponsibly ban Russian athletes from competing.
America’s dirty hands are involved, Canada complicit, partners in shame, mocking Olympic competition by wanting one of the world’s most important countries banned from participating – solely to serve their imperial interests.
Imposing collective punishment against Russian athletes over doping allegations against “the very few” runs counter “to the principles of the Olympic Charter,” said Zhukov.
A leaked US/Canadian letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials urged “immediately suspend(ing) the Russian Olympic and Paralympic Committees from the Olympic Movement.” 
It outrageously demanded no Russian athletes be allowed to participate in Rio 2016, one of many examples of unrelenting Russia bashing – Washington imposing its will on Olympism like everything else, sport no different from geopolitics.
Olympism already is more spectacle than athletic competition worth following. Banning Russian participation sinks it to a new low.
Longstanding US plans call for regime change. Washington wants Russia transformed into another US vassal state, its vast land mass partitioned for easier control, its resources looted, its people exploited.
Color revolution or war is intended to achieve its objectives, world peace and humanity’s survival threatened, America an unparalleled menace.
Bipartisan neocons infesting Washington want world conquest and domination, planet earth transformed into a US colony, unchallenged control established, all sovereign independent states eliminated.
Today is the most perilous time in world history. Their delusions of grandeur may doom us all.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.