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Russia faces Olympic ban in track and field after scathing report of doping

GENEVA - Russia's status as a sports superpower and its...improve his country's global standing. Russia played host to the Winter Olympics in...The 323-page report said that in Russia, "acceptance of cheating at all levels...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-09/russia-faces-olympic-ban
Russia launches investigation into doping

MOSCOW - Russia President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday...late-night meeting with the heads of Russia's sports federations. The meeting comes...allegations have raised the prospect of Russia's track and field athletes being denied...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-11/russia-launches-investig
GOP candidates debate Russia, immigration and Trump

...months.Fiorina emphasized how their business backgrounds would help them negotiate with difficult world leaders, including Russia's president."Vladimir Putin would get the message," she said.A third outsider - soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-16/debate-gop-hopefuls-clash-over-iran
Italy's Simone Ruffiniwins wins swimming marathon at world championships in Russia

KAZAN, Russia - It started with nausea and vomiting...worlds," Maurer said.As expected, Russia won the free combination in synchronized...in the mixed duet technical routine.Russia was awarded 98.3 points. China took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-01/italys-simone-ruffin
Georgia Aquarium locked in legal battle over denial of permit to import belugas from Russia

...request to bring 18 beluga whales from Russia for display in United States aquariums...originate from the Sea of Okhotsk in northern Russia and were collected by scientists there...Utrish Marine Mammal Research Station in Russia.If the permit is granted, the whales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-08/georgia-aquarium-locked-legal-battl
MOX structural welds not up to code, report says

...amount of "rework" needs to be done for the facility that's being built to satisfy a 2000 treaty the U.S. signed with Russia to dispose of 34 metric tons of surplus plutonium. "This inspection report may be the tip of the iceberg," said Edwin Lyman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-13/mox-structural-welds-not-code
Heavy fines loom over MOX project

...at least three reports were issued on whether MOX is the best option for fulfilling a 2000 treaty the U.S. signed with Russia to dispose of 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium. Two studies favored shipping down-blended plutonium to a New Mexico...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-16/heavy-fines-loom-over-mo
Overtime

...Seibert, of Oklahoma; and Johnny Townsend, of Florida.The winner will be announced Dec. 10. Track and FieldIAAF hits Russia with suspensionRussia's track and field federation was suspended from international competition Friday, leaving it in danger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-11-13/overtime
Rants & Raves

...CARSON IS CALM instead of bombastic and volatile like Donald Trump. Which way is best in dealing with heated negotiations with Russia, ISIS, Israel, Palestinians, etc.? THIS IS A RANT FOR THE GOP presidential candidates and conservatives in general. When...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-16/rants-raves
Utterly embarrassing

...Our leader fights "global warming"; Russia's wages a new Cold War. Our leader's words are ignored as chatter; Russia's changes international events. Our leader makes idle threats; Russia's takes action. Obama stood by impotently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-10-09/utterly-embarrassing