The Belleville East Lancers visited the Collinsville Kahoks in a regular-season game in Collinsville IL. The Southwestern Conference (SWC) opponents will begin the Class 4A playoffs next week in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.
Q: I have been watching the Olympics, and I still don’t understand something: I thought the Russians were banned because of doping, so how can their athletes be competing? What’s more, I was told that until about 1990 there was a rule stating that only amateurs could compete. Did the Soviet government pay their athletes’ living expenses but not give them a salary so they could say they weren’t professionals? I remember how unfair it seemed watching our college students competing against their much more mature athletes.