They’ll be banning rooting next

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.


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  • 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.

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

      • Gazzaw

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