St.Louis, USA.- The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz event started off at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis today as a relaxed and jovial affair, despite being next leg of the Grand Chess Tour with equal weightage of Grand Prix points.

Moscow.- The Russian Government validated by an official decree published today the creation of a new anti-doping laboratory independent of the Ministry of Sports.

Havana, Cuba.- With national record of 6,594 points, Cuban heptathlonist Yorgelis Rodríguez reached a remarkable fourth seat in the IAAF World Championships London 2017, running in England until August 13.

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