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Putin praises national athletes’ triumphant performance at 2019 Winter Universiade

Putin praises national athletes’ triumphant performance at 2019 Winter Universiade

MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his congratualtions to national athletes, who won gold medals on Friday and Saturday at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk. The president congratulated cross country skiers Alexander Terentyev and Khristina Matsokina, who won gold in mixed team sprint (classic style), as well as biathletes Alexander Dedyukhin and Valeria Vasnetsova, who won in the single mixed relay event. Putin praised the gold medal performance of figure skaters Betina Popova and Sergei Mozgov in the ice dance competition. “You have won the hearts of spectators and judges with your talent, skills, the beauty of the…

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Russia’s Wrestling Federation to back Krasnoyarsk’s bid to host world championship in 2022

Russia’s Wrestling Federation to back Krasnoyarsk’s bid to host world championship in 2022

MOSCOW, March 11. /TASS/. The Russian Wrestling Federation (RWF) will back the bid of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk to host the World Wrestling Championship in 2022, RWF President Mikhail Mamiashvili told TASS on Monday. Sergey Alekseyev, the sports minister of the Krasnoyarsk Region, announced earlier that the region planned to submit its candidacy for the organization of the 2022 World Wrestling Championship. “The situation is currently in the stage of a preliminary approval,” Mamiashvili said in an interview with TASS. “The Krasnoyarsk Region has rich wrestling traditions and hosts annually the Ivan Yarygin tournament.” “Undoubtedly, such large-scale events entail various organizational issues including the…

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Record number of tickets sold for Krasnoyarsk Universiade competitions

Record number of tickets sold for Krasnoyarsk Universiade competitions

KRASNOYARSK, March 11. /TASS/. More than 220,000 tickets have been sold for the World Student Games that will end in Krasnoyarsk on March 12, regional Sports Minister Sergei Alexeev has told reporters at a news conference. “We will sum up the results of the Universiade in terms of costs and profits in the near future. I will say one thing, however. On Sunday, the Universiade broke the ticket sales record, with more than 220,000 tickets sold. That’s the official figure,” he said. The Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, which has a population of over one million, is hosting the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade between March…

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Russian biathlete Moshkova wins third gold at Universiade in mass start

Russian biathlete Moshkova wins third gold at Universiade in mass start

Ekaterina Moshkova © Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS KRASNOYARSK, March 10. /TASS/. Russian biathlete Ekaterina Moshkova has won women’s 12.5km mass start event at the Universiade in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The 23-year-old athlete covered the distance over 42 minutes and 5.7 seconds, missing three targets during four shooting stages. Russian Elizaveta Kaplina came second, 4 seconds behind with two missed targets. Another Russian Elena Chirkova won the bronze medal, finishing 1.04 seconds back with three missed targets. Russia’s Tamara Voronina and Irina Kazakevich came fourth and fifth, respectively. For Moshkova, this is the third victory at the Universiade. Earlier the Russian biathlete won women’s sprint and pursuit…

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Russian short track speed skater wins bronze at World Cup in Sofia

Russian short track speed skater wins bronze at World Cup in Sofia

TASS, March 10. Russian short-track speed skater Sofia Prosvirnova won bronze at 1,500 m distance during the 2019 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships staged in Sofia, Bulgaria. The athlete showed the result of 2:29.843. Choi Min-jeong from South Korea won gold with 2:29.741. Kim Boutin from Canada grabbed silver with 2:29.803. The bronze medal won by the Russian speed skater is a major success because the athlete had less time for preparation as compared to rivals, coach of the national team Tatiana Borodulina told TASS in a comment. “The bronze medal of Prosvirnova is a smash hit, considering that she ran in Krasnoyarsk two…

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Loginov brings first medal for national team at World Championship sprint since 2009

Loginov brings first medal for national team at World Championship sprint since 2009

Alexander Loginov © EPA-EFE/JESSICA GOW OSTERSUND, March 10. /TASS/. Russian biathlonist Alexander Loginov won silver in the men 10-km sprint race at the IBU World Championships in Ostersund, Sweden. Johannes Boe from Norway won gold. France’s Quentin FIillon Mailet was third. Loginov became the first Russian biathlonist that managed to win the medal in the sprint race at world championships since 2009. In other media

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Russian national team wins six medals on 7th medal day of 2019 Winter Universiade

Russian national team wins six medals on 7th medal day of 2019 Winter Universiade

KRASNOYARSK, March 5. /TASS/. The Russian national team has broken a record of the gold medals won at one Winter Universiade and leads all the countries in the overall medal standings on the 7th medal day of the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk. The Russian national team has won 30 gold, 30 silver and 24 bronze medals so far. A previous record of 29 gold medals was set by Russian athletes at the 2017 Universiade. On Wednesday, Russian athletes contested eight sets of medals, winning three gold, one silver and two bronze ones. Russian men’s and women’s teams grabbed two gold medals in cross-country skiing.…

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Russian skiers take over entire podium at World Cup

Russian skiers take over entire podium at World Cup

Alexander Bolshunov © EPA-EFE/KIMMO BRANDT MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. Russian skier Alexander Bolshunov has won the 50 km race at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Norway’s Oslo. Another two Russian athletes – Maxim Vylegzhanin and Andrey Larkov – came second and third respectively. The FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Oslo is taking place on March 8-10. In other media

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Russia sets new record for number of gold medals won at Winter Universiade

Russia sets new record for number of gold medals won at Winter Universiade

© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS KRASNOYARSK, March 9. /TASS/. Russia has set a new record for the number of medals won at a Winter Universiade. On Saturday, Russia’s biathlon team took gold in the single mixed relay event at the FISU Winter Universiade taking place in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, which is the 30th gold won by the country’s athletes during the 2019 tournament. The previous record also belonged to Russia, whose athletes took 29 golds at the 2017 Universiade. Krasnoyarsk is hosting the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade on March 2-12. The Universiade offers 76 sets of medals in 11 sports competitions, which are Alpine Skiing, Curling,…

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Russian skiers take gold in men’s relay at Winter Universiade

Russian skiers take gold in men’s relay at Winter Universiade

© Universiade Press Service KRASNOYARKS, March 9. /TASS/. Russian skiers have won the 4×7.5 men’s relay event at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade taking place in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk. Team Kazakhstan took silver and Team Finland took bronze. The 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk offers 76 sets of medals in 11 sports competitions, which are Alpine Skiing, Curling, Biathlon, Figure Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, Short Track Speed Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Bandy and Ski Orienteering. In other media

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Russian skiers win women’s cross-country relay at Winter Universiade

Russian skiers win women’s cross-country relay at Winter Universiade

© Universiade Press Service KRASNOYARSK, March 9. /TASS/. Russian skiers have taken gold in the 3·5 km cross-country relay event at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade being held in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk. Team Japan came second and Team Italy was third. The 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk offers 76 sets of medals in 11 sports competitions, which are Alpine Skiing, Curling, Biathlon, Figure Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, Short Track Speed Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Bandy and Ski Orienteering. In other media

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Russia tops overall medal standings in advance at 2019 Winter Universiade

Russia tops overall medal standings in advance at 2019 Winter Universiade

KRASNOYARSK, March 8. /TASS/. The national team of Russia has led all countries in advance in the overall medal standings at the 2019 Winter Universiade underway in Krasnoyarsk. The Russian athletes have won 77 medals (26 gold, 29 silver and 22 bronze medals) so far to become unattainable for South Korea’s team that sat second with six gold, two silver and four bronze medals. The Universiade still offers 28 sets of medals. However, South Korean athletes will not be competing in nine of those competitions. Earlier, the Russian national team set the record of Winter Universiades in the overall medal standings, surpassing own achievements at…

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Russian ice dancers Popova/Mozgov win gold at 2019 FISU Winter Universiade

Russian ice dancers Popova/Mozgov win gold at 2019 FISU Winter Universiade

KRASNOYARSK, March 8. /TASS/. Russian ice dancers Betina Popova and Sergei Mozgov won gold at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk on Friday. The silver medal went to Russian ice dancers Sofia Yevdokimova and Yegor Bazin, while French athletes Adelina Galyavieva and Louis Thauron bagged the bronze. The Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, which has a population of over one million, is hosting the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade between March 2 and 12. The 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk offers 76 sets of medals in 11 sports competitions, which are Alpine Skiing, Curling, Biathlon, Figure Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboard, Short Track…

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Russian Alpine skier Kuznetsov wins gold in giant slalom at 2019 FISU Winter Universiade

Russian Alpine skier Kuznetsov wins gold in giant slalom at 2019 FISU Winter Universiade

KRASNOYARSK, March 8. /TASS/. Russian Alpine skier Ivan Kuznetsov has won the gold medal in the men’s giant slalom at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk. Based on the results of two runs, the Russian athlete covered the distance in 1 minute and 55.51 seconds. The silver medal went to Italian Alberto Blengini (0.52 seconds behind the winner) while Swiss athlete Livio Simonet packed the bronze (+ 0.70). Russia is at the top in the overall medal standings of the Universiade with 25 golds, 27 silvers and 22 bronzes. South Korea is ranked 2nd with 12 medals (6-2-4), followed by Switzerland (2-2-3). The…

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Russian skiers win gold in cross country mixed team sprint at 2019 FISU Winter Universiade

Russian skiers win gold in cross country mixed team sprint at 2019 FISU Winter Universiade

Khristina Matsokina © Press-service of Universiade KRASNOYARSK, March 8. /TASS/. Russian skiers Alexander Terentyev and Khristina Matsokina have won the gold medal in the cross country mixed team sprint (classic style) at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk. The silver medal went to Russian skiers Andrei Sobakarev and Polina Nekrasova while Finish athletes Joonas Sarkkinen and Katri Lylynperae packed the bronze. The Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, which has a population of over one million, is hosting the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade between March 2 and 12. The 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk offers 76 sets of medals in 11 sports competitions, which are…

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Fans name best football stadium of 2018

Fans name best football stadium of 2018

MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. The Volgograd Arena was ruled to be the best football arena of 2018 according to a poll among fans, the Stadium Database portal informs. The Samara Arena took second place, with the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium coming in third. The Russian stadiums on the list of the contenders were: the Kaliningrad Arena, the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, the Rostov Arena, The Mordovia Arena (in Saransk), the Volgograd Arena and the Yekaterinburg Arena. The list of contenders for the best football stadium in 2018 included a total of 27 arenas from 10 countries. FIFA 2018 World Cup All three Russian stadiums that won the…

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UEFA to closely monitor St. Petersburg’s preparations for 2020 Euro Cup

UEFA to closely monitor St. Petersburg’s preparations for 2020 Euro Cup

MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) will maintain a special focus on the Russian city of St. Petersburg in its preparations for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup, Alexei Sorokin, the head of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Russia-2020, said on Thursday. “We have an unblemished image in terms of the flawless organization of international tournaments on the territory of our country and this is why we are faced with high-level requirements,” Sorokin said. “We have been compared with Brazil [2014 FIFA World Cup hosts] as we were in preparations for the organization of the [FIFA 2018] World Cup and it…

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WADA notes progress in studying data received from Moscow lab

WADA notes progress in studying data received from Moscow lab

© EPA-EFE/Bartlomiej Zborowski MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has achieved certain progress in studying the data retrieved from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory in January, the watchdog’s press service said on Wednesday. WADA experts have uploaded approximately 24 terabytes of information, forensically indexing it and pairing it to the various instruments, servers, hard drives, computers and other electronic equipment from the lab. They will now be able to start assessing the data in more detail to ensure it is complete and authentic. According to earlier reports, the process of analyzing the information may take between two and three months. “This is a huge…

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Russian national team wins 19 medals on fourth medal day of Universiade

Russian national team wins 19 medals on fourth medal day of Universiade

KRASNOYARSK, March 5. /TASS/. The Russian national team ranks first in the team event after the fourth medal day of the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk. On Wednesday, Russian athletes contested 12 sets of medals, winning seven gold, seven silver and five bronze medals. Russian athletes have won 19 out of 39 medals. Russia’s biathletes Yekatenina Moshkova and Eduard Latypov, skier Alexander Terentyev, snowboarder Milena Bykova and Dmitry Karlagachev, freestyle skier Lana Prusakova and the women’s national team in short track snatched gold. The men’s national team in short track, snowboarders Dmitry Sarsembayev and Natalia Soboleva, freestyle skier Anastasia Tatalina, skier Khristina Matsokina, biathletes Dmitry…

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WADA’s permit needed to relocate Moscow Anti-Doping Lab’s equipment to MSU — source

WADA’s permit needed to relocate Moscow Anti-Doping Lab’s equipment to MSU — source

MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. The relocation of equipment from the old building of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory to the new facility on the territory of the Moscow State University (MSU) is possible strictly under the supervision of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), a source in the laboratory told TASS on Wednesday. “The process of relocation is very complicated and is regulated by the World Anti-Doping Agency,” the source said. “We will be dealing with this issue jointly with WADA.” “The equipment, which must be relocated to the new facility, consists of high precision instruments that are very expensive,” the source added. A new building housing…

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Russian biathletes take whole set of medals in men’s 10km sprint at 2019 Universiade

Russian biathletes take whole set of medals in men’s 10km sprint at 2019 Universiade

Nikita Porshnev and Eduard Latypov © Sergei Bobylev/TASS KRASNOYARSK, March 6. /TASS/. Russian biathletes swept the podium on Wednesday taking the whole set of medals in men’s 10 km sprint event at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk. Eduard Latypov, 24, covered the distance with the result of 25 minutes 1.2 seconds (two missed shots on the targets) to take the gold. His teammate Dmitry Ivanov crossed the finish line 8.7 seconds later blanking out all targets during the race. Another Russian biathlete, Nikita Porshnev, missed one target on the course and clocked the race with the final time of 25 minutes 11.5 seconds…

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IAAF to deliver new report on Russia’s reinstatement at Council’s session in Doha

IAAF to deliver new report on Russia’s reinstatement at Council’s session in Doha

MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) will deliver a report on the issue of the All-Russia Athletics Federation’s (RusAF) membership reinstatement during the Council’s session on March 10-11 in Doha, the IAAF announced to TASS on Tuesday. On January 22, the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Executive Committee (ExCo) held a conference call and, based on the recommendations provided by the agency’s Compliance and Review Committee (CRC), ruled to uphold the compliance status of RUSADA (Russian Anti-Doping Agency). This decision helped to settle a number of requirements set by the IAAF for RusAF’s membership reinstatement. Sports Integrity Initiative web portal reported…

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Organizers cancel May 4 MMA bout between Russia’s Emelianenko and Brazil’s Prado

Organizers cancel May 4 MMA bout between Russia’s Emelianenko and Brazil’s Prado

Alexander Emelianenko © Alexander Pogozhev/TASS MOSCOW, March 4. /TASS/. A bout between Russia and Brazilian MMA fighters, Alexander Emelianenko and Wagner Prado, which initially scheduled to be held in the Russian Urals city of Chelyabinsk on May 4, has been cancelled, Nikolai Klimenko, the executive director of Russian Cagefighting Championship (RCC), told TASS on Monday. Emelianenko was detained and escorted to a police department in the Russian southern city of Kislovodsk on March 1 following a traffic accident. According to initial reports, the 37-year-old fighter was intoxicated and abandoned the scene of the traffic accident. A court in Kislovodsk ruled for a ten-day detention of Emelianenko.…

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Russia’s Kiselev takes gold in ski orienteering men’s sprint at 2019 Universiade

Russia’s Kiselev takes gold in ski orienteering men’s sprint at 2019 Universiade

Vladislav Kiselev © Kirill Kukhmar/TASS KRASNOYARSK, March 4. /TASS/. Russian skier Vladislav Kiselev won gold on Monday in ski orienteering men’s sprint at the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk. Kiselev won the gold with the result of 15 minutes 46 seconds. Norway’s Audun Heimdal finished second with the gap of four seconds leaving seven seconds behind another Russian ski orienteering athlete, Sergei Gorlanov, who took the bronze. Speaking to a TASS correspondent after the race, Gorlanov said his result was satisfactory, but not excellent. “I am always pleased with high results,” the 22-year-old athlete told TASS. “I would not grade my performance with A…

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Russia to share FIFA World Cup’s organization experience with Qatar

Russia to share FIFA World Cup’s organization experience with Qatar

DOHA, March 4. /TASS/. Russia is ready to share its experience with Qatar in the organization of the international football championship, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. “Our countries are cooperating in the sports sphere,” Lavrov said at a joint news conference with Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. “After the successful organization of the [2018 FIFA] World Cup in Russia the next World Cup will be hosted by Qatar in 2022 and we have pointed out that the relevant structures of both countries are maintaining close contacts on this issue,” Lavrov said. Qatar is set to host the 2022 FIFA…

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Russian skiers take podium in pursuit race at Universiade

Russian skiers take podium in pursuit race at Universiade

KRASNOYARSK, March 4. /TASS/. Russian cross-country skier Alisa Zhambalova has won the 5km freestyle pursuit race at the 2019 Universiade in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Two more Russians, Ekaterina Smirnova and Yana Kirpichenko, clinched silver and bronze respectively. Tatiana Aleshina finished fifth, while Polina Nekrasova and Kristina Kuskova came sixth and seventh. At the moment, Russia tops the medial count with five gold, six silver and four bronze medals, followed by Switzerland (1-1-1) and Canada (1-0-1). The Winter Universiade will run until March 12. In other media

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Russian national team wins half of medals on the first medal day of the Universiade

Russian national team wins half of medals on the first medal day of the Universiade

KRASNOYARSK, March 3. /TASS/. The Russian national team ranks first in the team event after the first medal day of the winter 2019 Universiade in Krasnoyarsk. Sunday had eight sets of awards, and Russian athletes won four gold, five silver and three bronze medals. Skiers Alisa Zhambalova and Ivan Yakimushkin, freestyle skier Maxim Burov and snowboarder Christina Paul won gold. Skiers Ekaterina Smirnova and Anton Timashov, freestyle skier Lyubov Nikitina, snowboarders Alexandra Parshina and Daniil Dilman won silver medals, bronze awards were awarded to skiers Yana Kirpichenko and Ivan Kirillov, freestyle skier Ruslan Katmanov. The Swiss team is in the second place in the medal…

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Russian skiers make podium in individual race at Universiade in Krasnoyarsk

Russian skiers make podium in individual race at Universiade in Krasnoyarsk

Anton Timashov, Ivan Yakimushkin and Ivan Kirillov © Aleksey Druzhinin/Presidential press service/TASS KRASNOYARSK, March 3. /TASS/. Russian skier Ivan Yakimushkin took the first place at an individual classic style 10 km race at the 2019 Winter Universiade in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Sunday. Yakimushkin covered the distance in 26 minutes and 0.6 seconds. Other Russian skiers Anton Timashov and Ivan Kirillov won the second and the third places, finishing 15.7 seconds and 18.2 seconds behind him. The 22-year-old Yakimushkin is a two-time world champion among juniors and a Russian champion in relay race in 2018. At the moment, Russia tops the medial count…

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Putin hopes Universiade in Krasnoyarsk will beat record for large-scale participation

Putin hopes Universiade in Krasnoyarsk will beat record for large-scale participation

© Aleksey Druzhinin/TASS KRASNOYARSK, March 3. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin expects that the 2019 Winter Universiade, which kicked off in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Saturday, will beat the record for the large-scale participation. The Russian leader, who attended a meeting with the members of Russian sports team in the Universiade village in Krasnoyarsk, has vowed to pay attention to developing sports movement in Russian regions. Putin underlined that this Universiade “will definitely beat the record for its large-scale participation and in terms of the number of participants it is compared with the Winter Olympic Games.” “Three thousand people from 58 countries -…

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