The nation of Russia was banned for having a state sponsored doping program in the last olympics. If individual athletes test clean they can compete as an OAR (Olympic Athlete from Russia). I guess the theory is clean athletes should not be punished for transgressions of thier nation state, I mean some of these kids were probably only 13-14 years old during sochi.
you maybe too young Matty, but I remember Soviet teams of the 70's n 80's. Nhl ers or no Nhlers, Russian teams since, have been a huge disappointment. Not just result wise, but their Canada-light style of play :yak:. ...buy yeah, I'll try to watch, not overly excited though
No I haven't, smileys will be back. I just haven't had time. Trying to figure how to import them programatically, if not I'll start adding them one by one manually. Those :mad and :eek ones just conkindinkly shared the same code with the default ones.