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Should the Olympic medal be withdrawn from all the members of a team if one member is found violating rules?

  • Yes of course

    If one person is caught using banned substances to increase their performance, then medals should be taken from all members of the team. If that one person was not cheating, the result of the race/event could have been very different, especially seeing as lots of olympic races go down to the wire. Have a nice day everyone:)

  • It's not fair otherwise.

    For a team to win a medal, all of the people who are on the team have to be clean. Otherwise, you don't know if the team could have won without that person. Also, it's unfair that a clean person didn't get a chance to compete on the team because of a person that chose doping.

  • Yes the Olympic medal should be withdrawn from all the members of a team if one member is found violating rules

    Yes the Olympic medal should be withdrawn from all the members of a team if one member is found violating rules. A team competes together, winning or losing as a whole. They are responsible for each other. The other teams who competed as a whole may have been better for following rules.

  • No, individuals should pay the price.

    If a member of an Olympic is found violating the rules, him alone should loose the medal and not the whole team. It will be unfair to withdraw medals from the entire team because a mistake committed by one member. In case where there are two or more players involved like 4 by 4 relays, then all athletes should loose their medal if one member violates the law.

  • No it shouldn't.

    I was shocked that Bolt lost his medal because of his teammate. It's such a bizarre rule and I think it harms the Olympic community. I understand the logic behind it, but it penalizes innocent players and that is not the right approach to tackling doping. It's almost like the Olympic Committee is clutching at straws to reduce doping.


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