The disqualification of the Russian team at the Olympic Games in Rio could dramatically change the level of competition and the decrease in the intensity of competition may pave the way for weaker sportsmen, according to French publication L'Équipe.
Luca Cupido of the United States holds the ball against Luka Loncar of Croatia during a men's preliminary round water polo match in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sports
Mariana Duarte Photos Photos - Zoe Arancini #9 of Australia passes over Mariana Duarte #11 of Brazil during the Womens Preliminaries on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Water Polo - Olympics: Day 8