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Monday December 9th, 2019 evening edition

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“The Russian side, too, — by that I mean our sports community — still has significant problems with doping,” he said.

The WADA board agreed to a suite of punishments detailed in a report from a committee led by the British lawyer Jonathan Taylor that it received late last month.

“I am not happy with the decision we made today,” Helleland told reporters at the conclusion of the hourlong meeting.

“This was as far as we could go.”.

Travis T. Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, said: “To allow Russia to escape a complete ban is yet another devastating blow to clean athletes, the integrity of sport and the rule of law.

And, in turn, the reaction by all those who value sport should be nothing short of a revolt against this broken system to force reform. »

Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

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Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

Wada's executive committee made the unanimous decision to impose the ban on Russia in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday.

It comes after Russia's Anti Doping Agency (Rusada) was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators in January 2019. »

Man who had transplant finds out months later his DNA has changed to that of donor 5,000 miles away

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It’s the goal of the procedure, after all: weak blood is replaced by healthy blood, and with it, the DNA it contains.

Even more surprising to Long and other colleagues at the crime lab, all of the DNA in his semen belonged to his donor.

Tens of thousands of people get bone marrow transplants every year for blood cancers and other blood diseases including leukaemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anaemia. »

In wake of Shutterstock’s Chinese censorship, American companies need to relearn American values – TechCrunch

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Regardless of the individual morality of their decisions, it’s at least understandable that Chinese companies with mostly Chinese revenues would carefully hew to the law as set forth by the Chinese Communist Party.

What we are learning though is that it isn’t just Chinese companies that are aiding and abetting this censorship.

It’s well past time for all American companies though to double down on the American values that underly their business. »