The number of Brits planning to go to Sochi in Russia for the Winter Olympics in three weeks' time will be minimal. Apart from the usual Russian visa requirements, flights are limited, a special "spectator pass" is required in a bid to combat security threats and prices for accommodation and the top events are very expensive.
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Thursday 09 January 2014
Channel promises 'the most complete digital coverage of a Winter Olympic Games to date'
Sochi Olympics 2014: Lindsey Vonn delivers major blow to the Games with announcement she will not compete
Tuesday 07 January 2014
The American had hoped to return in time for the Games in Russia
Wednesday 11 December 2013
From off-piste runs to top chalets, this resort has it all.
Friday 30 August 2013
A summer-camp alliance sets the course for lives that intersect across decades of change
Monday 25 March 2013
Not for the first time, the beat of the betting tom-tom has proved accurate.
Friday 22 March 2013
Among all celebrities, it is the athlete who requires the shortest conceptual leap from stags measuring their prowess before the herd
Saturday 08 December 2012
Ligety is doing all this on skis he has fixed to his boots with revulsion
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Wednesday 03 October 2012
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Wednesday 01 August 2012
French president told Cameron that Europe would pool its medals so Britain would be happy in the EU
Sunday 15 April 2012
Growing older doesn't have to mean becoming less active. These pensioners proving are that advancing age doesn’t have to dull athletic endeavour.
Sunday 18 March 2012
Monday 05 March 2012
Former water-skier Erin Mielzynski caused a surprise yesterday, winning a World Cup slalom in Ofterschwang in a combined time of one minute 53.59 seconds. The 21-year-old Canadian had a previous best finish of 13th at this level. "I just skied on race day like I do in training," she said.
Sunday 12 February 2012
1. Purgatory colorado print
Saturday 21 January 2012
Fancy some fun in the sun? The time to hit the slopes is as spring takes the edge off winter's chill, says Matt Barr
Monday 16 January 2012
Ivica Kostelic proved the master of Wengen yet again yesterday, winning a World Cup slalom to close the gap on overall leader Marcel Hirscher.
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Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
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'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
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- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 French woman dies in freak bungee jumping accident
- 5 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck to divorce and end their 10-year marriage