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Allow Russia's Athletics Team to compete in Rio!

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The Olympics. Arguably the biggest sporting event in the world. The biggest nation on Earth, Russia, has had their track and field athletics team barred from participating in the upcoming 2016 Rio Games due to "drug violations". Yes, it has been proven that some Russian athletes have taken performance enhancing supplements, but to punish the entire Russian Athletics team is absolutely disgraceful and unfair. The Olympics is an one in a life time opportunity to represent your nation in the spotlight and for the innocent athletes [especially the younger ones] to be barred in what is actually an extremely harsh punishment for drug violations, is upsetting and going against the values Pierre De Courbetin, founding father of the Modern Olympics, set. The Russian President Vladimir Putin himself called the decision "unjust and unfair". I'm not from Russia myself, but I feel deep sympathy for these poor athletes. So I plead to the IAAF, let the clean athletes who you have unfairly barred participate in these wonderful and joyous upcoming Olympics

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