Swim Poll of the Week: Do You Agree With WADA Allowing Russians to Compete Under a Neutral Flag If They Prove Their Innocence?


This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Friday, December 20, 2019, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last poll, we wanted to know: Do you agree with WADAs ruling of allowing Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag if they prove their innocence in the Olympic year?

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from international sports events for the next four years in response to the manipulation of data related to thousands of doping tests.

The ban means Russia will miss the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as well as the Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.

However, the ban also leaves the door open for individual Russian athletes top prove themselves innocent and compete under a neutral flag.  Those Russian athletes who are not implicated in doping may compete at a second straight Olympic Games, after Rio 2016, in neutral uniforms and with no flag nor anthem to accompany any medals they may win.

We asked and you answered with…

Here are the answers:

Yes, let them prove their innocence (74%)

No, they deserve a blanket ban (26%)