…or banning the use performance enhancing drugs:
Russian athletes might have to be sneaky if they want to celebrate a medal with a traditional vodka at this year’s Olympics.
The Russian government announced today that alcohol will be banned during all receptions involving officials and athletes at the London Games.
Russian newspaper¬†Kommersant¬†reported the story under the headline ‘Stone Cold Sober’.
“Olympic values are not commensurate with the consumption of alcohol,” a spokeswoman for Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told the newspaper, the¬†Wall Street Journal¬†reports.
Poor performances at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 has been cited as a reason behind the booze ban.