They’ll be banning rooting next

ŠĒ• NZ Herald

…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.

  • Wayne

    Looking at some of those Russian woman athletes – I don’t think rooting will be a problem!

  • mara

    Bring on the tipsy, bearded lady discus throwers.

    • NEIL

      ¬†That’s a bit old – Tamara and Irina retired in the 1960’s….

      • Gazzaw

        Yeah right, & then there’s the tennis babes.