The International Gymnastics Federation will bring you down… finally


Ivan Kuliak
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The sports world’s ability to churn through social corruption is either embarrassing or brave depending on how you frame it. The stoicism of the Ukrainian national team playing through the invasion and A day after the racist mass shooting, black players are being asked to perform in front of white people.The narrative often becomes more of a story than an athlete.

what should they say? Should they boycott the game? they hold power in their own hands Going out a few hours before the live event?

But when Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak decided Tape the “Z” symbol for your country’s war support to your leotard and march to the podium to receive your bronze medal.l, he did not leave much room for nuances. Empaths have largely agreed that this person is more suited to the villain of the film than to be part of humanity. And a little over two months after the incident, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) finally caught up with the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) Disciplinary Committee. Kuliak Sanctioned for Violation of the FIG Rules.

I am not here to blame the FIG or the GEF. Because the more abbreviations involved, the longer the bureaucracy will take to work. But it’s kind of funny that it took so long, and I don’t know why he had to find out the rules he broke. Has anyone seen Rocky IV on the panel? Even if they’ve never actually seen it, isn’t it vaguely familiar that a Russian athlete/socialist named Ivan is used to push the agenda in his country?

Sorry. It is more than tangent. So Kuliak, who currently hasn’t competed anyway due to the ban on Russian and Belarusian players, will now have to sit in his seat until May 17, 2023, and still have to wait another six months if the ban exceeds that date. After the ban is lifted. The FIG had to advise the IOC to ban the athlete as the IOC was the standard bearer of well-planned suspensions and bans (he wrote with a sarcastic look from his eyes). It’s nice to know that the IOC has its limits somewhere in between. state-run doping scandal And genocide maniac.

In addition to the ban, Zuliak must return his bronze medal, a prize money of approximately $500, and $2,000 in litigation costs. (Oh, it took so long. Why didn’t I think of that? I should have known that someone wants an honest person to give a lecture, and the procedure is the perfect forum for that. It’s the perfect vehicle to expand on the tangent I thought was over. .)

Before I go I mentioned that Zuliak is being used in his country. That means he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, but I won’t get him in trouble because you know. When the story first broke, he said he would “do the same” if given the chance. According to Russia Today, a Russian-controlled journalist,.

“I saw it in our military and I saw what this symbol meant. it turned out [it means]’For Victory’ and ‘For Peace’.

“I didn’t expect anything bad from anyone, I just showed my position. As a player, I will always win and fight for peace.”

Yeah Ivan, you mightI hope the Russian will read you the last quote. Using fight and peace in the same sentence doesn’t serve your point.

The only binding aspect of all this is that Zuliak’s behavior was so horrific that there was no discussion of whether he should be banned. It was pretty cut and dry, pretty black and white, a beautiful fight and peace.

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