It operated a four-year state-sponsored doping programme. Now there are calls for Russia to be barred from the Olympic Games next month.
Over the years doping has been found in many athletes, including Canadian ones. Are some of the best athletes the ones who are best at covering up their illegal performance enhancers? Has sport evolved (or devolved) to the point where sneaky drug use is part of what makes a more “successful” athlete?
And if the International Olympic Committee does not ban the doping country from the Games, will the entire Olympics be undermined? Taking your calls and texts after 1pm: 204.780.6868.