The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) appealed to the International Ski Federation (FIS) alleging misjudging in the Women's Acrobatic Freestyle Finals. The letter, signed by Leonid Tyagachev, has already been directed to the FIS. Last night President of the Russian Freestyle Federation Lev Kofman accused judges John Baler from Canada and David Farrar from the US in deliberately lowering the marks of a Russian freestyler Olga Koroleva. She was the leader after the first attempt, but ended fourth 'thanks to' the North American judges who placed her after Alice Camplin from Australia, Veronique Brenner and Deidra Dionn, both from Canada. Mr. Tyagachev intends to defend Russia's interests in the face of the bureaucracy coming form the FIS and the International Olympic Committee, the successful protest outcome being still fresh in the memory. Several days ago Canadian pair Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were awarded a second set of golden medals as a result of their protest. The precedent having been created, the ROC intends to use it.
In recent years, genetics has become a cutting-edge science, not only in the professional field of biology, but also because of the enormous social reach of its discoveries and approaches. Not in vain, practically every day the press offers us the discovery of a new gene, a new hereditary determinant directly involved in the manifestation of diseases or physical characteristics.
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign