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Do not punish the whistleblower - Julia Stepanowa (Yuliya Stepanova) for Rio

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Dear IOC,
Dear Mr. Thomas Bach, 

It's not the first time that a courageous citizen has provided fundamental information that's revealed catastrophic faults. 

Remember Edward Snowden? His case shows how important whistleblowing is. However he case also shows how little we do to protect whistleblowers, even though, at the same time, we appreciate what they have done for society.

Can you imagine how disappointed I felt when I heard about the IOC's decision last Sunday?

Despite of the fact that there is evidence for massive systematic doping Russia has not been banned from the Olympic Games in Rio.

And as if this is not enough, the athlete, who blew the whistle, who provided the information that revealed the whole scandal, who sacrificed her career for the sake of truth, is the one banned from participating in Rio 2016.

The German newspaper ZEIT commented: "Mehr Hohn geht nicht" ("It's utter mockery") - http://www.zeit.de/sport/2016-07/ioc-russland-olympia-rio-de-janeiro

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is, according to a press release of Sueddeutsche Zeitung, very concerned about the signal this has sent out to all future whistleblowers.


Dear IOC,
Dear Mr. Thomas Bach,

Please help make sure that whistleblowers are not being punished twice for the risks they take to reveal crimes.

Please help ensure that in the future people are taking the right decision to support the truth.

Please help send out a signal that the right and not the wrong people are punished.

Please let the whistleblower Julia Stepanowa (Yuliya Stepanova), in appreciation of her efforts to reveal one of the biggest doping scandals in history, participate in Rio under the neutral olympic flag.



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