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11:40  27 october  2021
11:40  27 october  2021 Source:   sports.fr

Operator: First tube from North Stream 2 is filled with gas

 Operator: First tube from North Stream 2 is filled with gas The first strand of the controversial Baltic Seapipeline Nord Stream 2 is ready for use according to the operator. The filling with gas was completed, announced Nord Stream 2 AG. © Jens Büttner / DPA central image / DPA Wheel station, pipe systems and shut-off devices in the gas domestic station of Nord Stream 2. The first tube was filled with about 177 million cubic meters of so-called technical gas. This creates the prerequisites "to start gas transport at a later date".

Dopage : L’Ukraine mise au ban pour les JO de Pékin ? © provided by Sports.fr Doping: Ukraine bet for the Beijing Olympics?

Will Russia be the only under neutral banner in Beijing? While the Ban was put on the main international sports competitions until the end of the year 2022 due to serious and repeated failures to the anti-doping rules, Ukraine is also in the viewfinder. Indeed, at the end of two years of an investigation carried out under the name "Operation Hercules", the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unveiled on Tuesday a charge against the Ukrainian authorities in the field ( NADC) . According to this publication, Ukrainian athletes have managed to avoid positive controls by having been warned upstream or with the organization of hidden tests. Practices that would have started from 2012. " Operation Hercules revealed serious suspicion of the integrity of NADC anti-doping testing practices, its competence and certain members of its framework," says in a statement. Gunter Younger, Director of Investigations at WADA.

First tube from North Stream 2 is filled with gas

 First tube from North Stream 2 is filled with gas Lubmin. The first strand of the controversial Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2 is ready for use according to the operator. When the gas transport should start, the responsible persons left open. © Jens Büttner Wheel station, pipe systems and shut-off devices in the gas domestic station of Nord Stream 2 (Archvifoto). The filling with gas was completed, the Nord Stream 2 AG announced on Monday. The first tube had been filled with about 177 million cubic meters of so-called technical gas.

Wada Issues Report From Investigation Into Allegations Party The National Anti-Doping Organization of Ukraine

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Wada Issues Report from Investigative Into Allegations Party The National Anti-Doping Organization of Ukraine

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Fraudulously tested teams

AMA specifies that major international competitions were targeted by these fraudulent protocols, adding even that entire teams have been the subject of these tests aimed at deceiving the international authorities. " The apparent duration and effrontery of these practices suggest dysfunctions in the organization of NADC , adds Gunter Younger. The operation Hercules A Corroborated and convincing evidence that NADC was engaged in phone calls or athlete contacts via their coaches to require their presence in their premises for testing the next day. This report also highlights that six upstream tests from the last Tokyo Summer Olympics have been handled to be wrongly presented as negative and out of competition . However, if EPO traffic evidence within the Ukrainian Athletics Federation has been found, no trace of a program to doping and protection of doped athletes could not be discovered and transmitted to the unit. Integrity of athletics. Faced with such a report, sanctions could be heavy against Ukraine , which could be banished from the next Olympic Winter Games, organized in Beijing.

Treasures of Crimea: Russia denounces a "Hazardous Previous" and Announces An Inquiry .
Russia denounced on Wednesday a "Hazardous Previous" and announced the opening of an investigation to estimate its prejudice after the decision of the Dutch justice to make Ukraine archaeological treasures of Crimea played between Moscow and Kiev. "This is a very dangerous precedent that weighs the trust between the museum communities of the different countries and questions the prospects for cooperation between the museums of Russia and the Netherlands," said the spokesman in a communiqué.

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