Unfortunately, the desire to win can sometimes bring out a less than desirable side to sport and so Mrs. Kuikman's class wishes to share a paragraph that they wrote together to answer the following question.
Should the ban on Russian athletes competing in the Olympics be lifted? Explain your thinking.
The ban on Russian athletes competing in the Olympics should not be lifted because these athletes do not show true Olympic spirit. The Olympics are all about showing integrity in sports and competing fairly. When people cheat by taking banned substances, they take away from the athletes who compete clean and have trained for years to get to the Olympics. As well, it sets a really bad example for young athletes. Young people really look up to these athletes as role models and it is wrong to allow them to think that using performance enhancing drugs is acceptable. Sadly, two Olympic Athletes from Russia competing at PyeongChang were caught with drugs in their systems. This shows that they have not really changed and need more time to deal with the issue of clean sport. We hope that in the future Russian athletes will prove that they are worthy of competing in the Olympics, but for now, they should continue to be banned.
Let us know your opinion!!
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