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British businessman dies in suspected crocodile attack in India

The body of one of two Britons who went missing after setting out to canoe along a crocodile-infested river in India has been found by a search team.

Canoeing: British canoeist Ed McKeever boosts Olympic hopes with world cup gold

British canoeist Ed McKeever made a perfect start to his Olympic preparations by winning gold at the world cup in Poznan.

A test event at the Olympic Stadium yesterday

900,000 Olympic tickets to go on sale this Friday

Those unlucky enough to have missed out on London 2012 Olympics tickets twice may discover their fortunes have changed after organisers announced they will be given first bite at the remaining 900,000 seats on Friday morning.

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Chewton Glen, Hampshire

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Trail of the unexpected: Kayaking in Vietnam

Paddle past pearls in Vietnam's Halong Bay.

Jet setting: A flight in a MiG will cost you £31,400

Cruise report: You can fly in a MiG, or just paddle your own canoe

Going ashore from a cruise used to involve either a "city panorama" (ticking off sights from a coach); or a "highlights" tour (the cathedral, museum and a souvenir market before piling back on the bus).

JOHN DARWIN: The ‘canoe man’ faked his own death for the insurance and fled to Panama

Ofcom to investigate Sky News over email hacking

The broadcasting watchdog, Ofcom, is to investigate Sky News’s admission that it broke the law by hacking into the email account of the “canoe man” who faked his own death.

Showman's Wagon, Shropshire

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Chile: On the trail of big cats in South America

Puma sightings can be guaranteed in Southern Patagonia – but only if you know where to look. Gabriel O'Rorke has expert help

Prosecutors seize £500,000 from canoe scam wife

More than £500,000 has been seized by prosecutors from Anne Darwin, convicted of a canoe death insurance scam along with husband John.

£500,000 seized from canoeist wife

Prosecutors have recovered more than half a million pounds from the wife of back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin.

Lake Placid Lodge, New York State

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Robin Scott-Elliot (second bottom) goes in at the deep end at Lee Valley

Olympic canoeing: Our man has never been so out of his depth

Robin Scott-Elliot took the plunge to test the London 2012 canoeing venue that's already open to the public. But did he sink or swim?

Sport and state: Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

The Spirit of the Game: How Sport Made the Modern World, By Mihir Bose

One day, during the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships in Japan, the American player Glenn Cowan missed his team bus back to the hotel. A Chinese player invited him to theirs. They gave him as a gift a silk-screen print of the Huangshan mountains; the next day he gave them a T-shirt with the words to "Let It Be". Within months Henry Kissinger was in Beijing, and inside a year Richard Nixon was meeting Mao Zedong.

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