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Here’s Why Russia Is Banned from the Winter Olympics

What happened?

Russia has been completely banned from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea after the country’s state-sponsored program for systematically doping its athletes was discovered. Olympic officials are still working to sort through which athletes were using steroids so they know which medals to take back.

Uh-oh. This seems bad.

It’s serious business. The International Olympic Committee is cracking down on Russia after a thorough investigation of the doping scheme. The Russian flag won’t be seen at the opening ceremonies, and Russian officials are banned from attending the games.

Will Russian athletes compete at all?

Technically, they can – as long as they compete under a neutral flag and any medals they win aren’t counted toward Russia’s official medal count. The record books will document zero medals for Russia at this Olympics.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Every night during the 2014 winter Olympics in Russian Sochi, Dr. R waited for delivery of the list. The list contained the name of Russian athletes so elite and on the top of their sport, that they had to cheat by taking steroids. And just after midnight, a secret signal told Dr. R it was time to go to room 124. Secret room built by the Russians attached to room 125, the gold room. Not where the Olympic gold medals were stored. This was a liquid gold storage room. This was the Olympics urine sample lab.

So once Dr. R was in place, another Russian official in the gold room passed urine samples through a secret hole in the wall. He obviously had to have good aim. But once he calibrated a steady stream of urine -- I mean, this is a sample, mind you, flowed through the wall, into the other room to Dr. R.

Then because these were specials with engineered urine sample bottles, Dr. R passed them to a Russian FSB officer, who whisked them. Almost said whizzed them.

Whisked them to a secret building nearby, where the tamper-proof bottle caps were completely tampered with. A few hours later, the bottles were returned to Dr. R with the caps magically loosened.

Now Dr. R got to work and emptied the bottles. He cleaned them. Replaced them with non-steroid urine. And the bottles were slipped back through the hole in the wall to room 125.

I mean, this is crazy. Vladimir Putin was behind this. I mean, they were cool with this.

It was a way for him to have his cake and eat it too. Hosting the Olympics and winning 33 medals, a third of which were won by Russian athletes who were part of this elaborate doping program where you're peeing through the wall.

All fun and games, until the whistle-blowers show up. One of whom was Dr. R. He blew the tamper-proof lid off of Russia's doping scheme. And, yesterday, for the first time in its history, the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from participating in the 2018 games in South Korea.

Putin says, what a surprise, US conspiracy, in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in our election. Yeah, I don't think America cares that much about the winter Olympics, Vlad. I mean, I just don't.

If I were in the Olympic Committee, I would look into joining the witness protection program, however, like Dr. R already has. He is currently living in an undisclosed location here in the US.

If you have to go into a witness protection program because you helped Vladimir Putin's people pee through a wall, what won't this guy kill you for?

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.

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DEADLY Negligence: Exposing the REAL Origins & Coverup of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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