Tag: Russian

Doping report details ‘institutional conspiracy’ in Russia

LONDON (AP) — A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging "institutional conspiracy" that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren said Friday the conspiracy involved the Russian Sports Ministry, national anti-doping agency and the FSB intelligence service, providing further details of state involvement in a massive program of cheating and cover-ups that ran on an "unprecedented scale" from 2011-15. "It is impossible to know just how deep and how far back this conspiracy goes," McLaren...

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Valley Symphony Orchestra to feature Asiya Korepanova, Russian pianist on October 20

The Valley Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Peter Dabrowski presents “Exquisite Chopin,” at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg. Doors open as early as 7pm where guests can enjoy a fully stocked cash bar before and during intermission. Patrons will marvel over classical favorites such as Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro Overture, KI. 492,” Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suites” and Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1, E minor, op. 11” with Russian virtuoso guest pianist, Asiya Korepanova sponsored by Acura of the Rio Grande Valley. Korepanova’s piano repertoire includes over...

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Sharapova’s doping ban cut from 2 years to 15 months

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Maria Sharapova’s doping ban was reduced from two years to 15 months on Tuesday, meaning the Russian tennis star can come back in April and return to Grand Slam play at the French Open. The Court of Arbitration for Sport cut nine months off the suspension imposed on Sharapova, who tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player, appealed to CAS in June seeking to overturn or reduce the two-year suspension imposed by the International Tennis Federation. The CAS panel found that...

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U.S. Space Program Plans Extended Stay for Astronaut and Russian Cosmonaut

It’s a first for the U.S. Space Program, as an astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are planning an extended stay at the International Space Station. In March, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko will head to the station and stay there for a year. That’s twice as long as usual missions. The goals of the trip are to find out if humans can handle a mission to mars, and learn more about how space affects the body. Other teams of astronauts will be up there to aid in the research, but will be doing shorter...

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Man Dies in Game of ‘Russian Roulette”

A game or Russian roulette claims the life of a young man in the city of Alamo. According to police, what initially was reported as ‘shots fired’ turned out to be a self inflicted wound to the head… The victim, identified as 24-year-old john Michael Iturubiate, was believed to be playing Russian roulette, also known as “the shooting brain game” in the presence of a group of minors, whose ages range from 7 to 14. The game consists of placing a single round in a revolver, spinning the cylinder, placing the muzzle against their head, and pulling the trigger. Iturubiate was pronounced dead around 11 p-m. Sergeant Valdez adds the victim did not have suicidal tendencies but rather made a fatal...

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