Does Wimbledon’s ban on Russian players really serve a purpose?
The organisers would like this to be viewed as a principled decision, but it risks looking more like a hollow display
Deploying sanctions against Russian oligarchs and banks was a no-brainer. Now comes the far thornier question about how far to go in cancelling Vladimir Putin’s Russia — not just politically connected elites but the athletes, artists and other symbolic ambassadors of the regime. ..