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
Whether fell-running, mountaineering or just wandering down the high street in the rain, keep dry in one of these coats
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.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train