It will have been hard not to have noticed that this is an Olympic Year. The festival of sport is coming up very soon from Rio and it will have been equally hard not to have noticed all the talk about doping. Russia have received a partial ban from the Olympics and none of their competitors on the athletics side of things will be competing.
So there are limited entries by the Russians because of having the whistle blown on them about their doping/testing practices. So that has led to a ban and not surprisingly either, bookmaker Paddy Power has come up with a money back special for the Olympics because of all the Russian scandals.
You will get your money back as a Free Bet on any Team GB or Ireland athletes if they finish 2nd to a Russian at the Olympics 2016. The Paddy Power Dope Insurance will refunded free bets up to a maximum of £25.
Nope, they couldn’t resist having a poke. Russia have partial bans in the likes of rowing, sailing and the modern pentathlon and a lot of sports are still awaiting a decision as to whether or not they are allowed to compete in. They have gotten the green light so far for archery, Equestrian, Judo, Shooting and Tennis.