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FIFA president worried about racism in Russia before 2018 World Cup

...the Fare network, an organization that combats discrimination in football, and the Moscow-based SOVA Center showed that Russia is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture."I am aware of the report," Blatter told The Associated Press...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-03-01/fifa-president-worried-about-raci
Austrians sweep downhill events

...silver-medalist Austria by 19.4 points. LUGE: In Sochi, Russia, Germany's Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken secured the men's...only second in her race as fellow German Dajana Eitberger won. Russia's Tatiana Ivanova was third.The men's race and team relay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-28/austrians-sweep-down
Fenninger closes the gap in standings with win

...Friedrich and brakeman Thorsten Margis won the title in an aggregate time of 3 minutes, 43.30 seconds. LUGE: In Sochi, Russia's Semyon Pavlichenko won the European championship men's title with a time of 1 minute, 44.020 seconds over two runs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-03-01/fenninger-closes-gap-standings-wi
Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies

...been," he said. He reprised the role in the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness.Born in Boston to Jewish immigrants from Russia, Nimoy was raised in an Italian section of the city where, although he counted many Italian-Americans as his friends, he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-27/leonard-nimoy-word-famous-mr
FIFA recommends plan to move Qatar World Cup to winter

...investigation into those allegations was closed only two months ago, concluding that wrongdoing did not influence the victories for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.FIFA voters back in 2010, several of whom have left FIFA while implicated in corruption cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-24/fifa-recommends-plan
Louise O'Connor

...Travel Consultant (CTC) she travelled throughout the world including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Scandinavia and Russia. Louise was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Houndslake Country Club, Woodside Plantation Country Club, and Kiwi...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174258650
Oligarchs are dumping their toxic assets on Russia a year after the Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia - The ski jump sits shrouded in mist...involved to flee a corruption investigation.Russia had vowed to pay for what became the most...combined cost of $3 billion, a spokesman to Russia's deputy prime minister confirmed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-02-05/oligarchs-are-dumping-th
Jean-Baptiste Grange rallies to win slalom event in Colorado

...was third.? In Erzurum, Turkey, Russia's Semen Elistratov and Britain's Elise...in 1:31.513. BOBSLED: In Sochi, Russia, Latvia's Oskars Melbardis finished...15-kilometer event. SKELETON: In Sochi, Russia, exactly a year after winning Olympic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-02-15/jean-baptiste-grange
Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?

...than 30 countries, with the heaviest concentrations in Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China. There were relatively few...A lot of nation-states are involved in these activities. Russia, China and the U.S. are in a great cyberarms race," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/did-nsa-plant-spyware-comp
Rants & Raves

...and ride free off duty with my family in it too. JON STEWART ripped into how the GOP is attacking Obama for his response to Russia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by invoking a mythical version of Ronald Reagan. WHY DOES the mayor need a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-15/rants-raves