• How Russia's Olympics Ban Evaporates The Illusion Of Nationalism

    How Russia’s Olympics Ban Evaporates The Illusion Of Nationalism

    Yesterday, the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the upcoming Winter Olympics. This isn’t the partial ban imposed on Russia for the 2016 games. This time, Russia is being expunged from the Olympics.

    As the New York Times sums it up, “The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony, and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform.” READ MORE...