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A Russian tennis player changes her nationality

Natela Dzalamidze, a tennis player of Russian origin, has decided to change her nationality to Georgian. This will allow her to participate in the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament.

The most important grass court tournament of the year, organized by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, refuses to welcome all Russian players following the invasion of Ukraine by their country.

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Natela Dzalamidze, a doubles specialist, is ranked 43rd in the world. The 29-year-old right-hander is now officially listed as having Georgian citizenship on the WTA website and can compete with her doubles partner, Serbian Aleksandra Krunić, when Wimbledon begins on June 27.

“The nationality of players, defined as the flag under which they play at professional events, is an agreed process that is governed by the Towers and the ITF,” said theWimbledonspokesman.

The decision of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will result in, among other things, that the men’s world number 1 Daniil Medvedev and the women’s world number 6 Aryna Sabalenka will not be able to take part in the event.

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The Wimbledon tournament will be held this year from June 27 to July 10, 2022.

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Brad Pitt suffers from a rare eye disease

Brad Pitt revealed in an interview that he suffers from prosopagnosia, a rare eye disease that causes difficulty or inability to recognize faces.

The Hollywood star revealed to GQ magazine that her symptoms go back a long way. It was in 2013 that Brad Pitt became aware of this neurovisual disorder.

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The Oscar-winning actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood said he worries about appearing “distant, unapproachable and self-absorbed” when he struggles to recognize faces, according to the article in the August edition of the men’s magazine.

In 2013, when he first spoke about the condition, he told Esquire magazine at the time that “so many people hate me because they think I’m disrespectful.”

In fact, when he sees a face, Brad Pitt says that the facial features are “a mystery” to him.

He adds, “I can’t grasp a face, and yet I come from design and aesthetics… That’s why I stay home,” assures the 58-year-old star.

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For years now, Brad Pitt and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie have been at war in court over various issues. The couple is in the process of divorce since 2019 and is fighting for the custody of their children. They also clash in business. The most recent dispute is in France over Chateau Miraval in Provence.

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Philadelphia Flyers’ Russian prospect sent to military base

Russian goalie Ivan Fedotov was allegedly taken by force to a military base in the north of the country when he was supposed to arrive in America to join the Philadelphia Flyers.

Ivan Fedotov, considered the best goalie in the world not to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), cannot leave his country, Russia.

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The 25-year-old was reportedly caught by law enforcement outside a St. Petersburg arena. The Fontaka website reports that he is suspected of wanting to escape the mandatory military service for all men in Russia. He is reportedly currently at the Severodvinsk military base on Russia’s northern coast.

“We have a mobilization policy that respects the laws,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov in the last hours when asked about Fedotov’s situation.

Russia planned to conscript 130,000 men for a year of military service this spring. Russians can be conscripted between the ages of 18 and 27.

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Ivan Fedotov won the silver medal with Russia at the Beijing Olympics in February and led CSKA Moscow to the Gagarin Cup in the KHL.

With the NHL draft just hours away, some teams may question the wisdom of selecting a Russian player following this incident.

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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif begins his medical residency!

It’s a go for LDT!

Another great challenge has begun for Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, as he begins his medical residency at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

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“Second day in the books,” said the athlete on Instagram, in the caption of a photo that says it all!

LDT announced in recent weeks that he was focusing on medicine for the summer and not on his status as a free agent in the NFL, as he saw the deadline to begin his residency fast approaching.

The player-doctor could have done his residency elsewhere than in Canada, but chose to do it in Quebec.

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