The  concern of the Russian Olympic team is collective responsibility applied to them. Some sportsmen and sportswomen take performance enhancing substances. Not just Russian. In most cases only those  who took them would be banned from participating. In the case of Russia the entire athletic team was banned. Some athletes were always clean. It doesn’t even make sense to take enhancing substances for certain athletes such as pole volters. Two times Olympic Yelena Isinbaeva was going for her 3rd gold medal, if not for the ban. She has retired from the sport.

Here she makes an emotional speech in front of the Olympic team and the president of Russia.