When Maria Miller travels to Sochi next week, she must seize the opportunity to raise the issue of LGBT rights with Russian officials
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Sunday 26 January 2014
As the Sochi games approach, Lush stores around the world will be running a Valentine’s campaign in defence of equal love
Saturday 25 January 2014
Britain may be minnows when it comes to winter sports, but we did invent modern sledding, and we’ve had our moments in figure skating too. Indeed, as this book reminds us, figure skating first appeared on the Olympic schedule in London in 1908.
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean 'excited and humbled' after invitation to return to Sarajevo and perform gold-winning routine
Friday 24 January 2014
The Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch has been rebuilt having been destroyed in the Bosnian War and Torvill and Dean will return to the scene of their greatest success
Wednesday 22 January 2014
The threat, which has also been sent to Italy, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia, 'lacks credibility'
Friday 10 January 2014
International Olympic Committee and Fifa are about to embark on a prolonged period of instability, with their flagship events lined up in a frightening domino effect of uncertainty
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Double bombings have killed at least 34 people
Sunday 29 December 2013
Friday 20 December 2013
Boitano now joins tennis ace and activist Billie Jean King and hockey play Caitlin Cahow to represent America during the Sochi Winter Games
Match-fixing: Former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe calls for bookmakers to limit their market's to 'appropriate betting'
Thursday 12 December 2013
Sutcliffe raised the concern to current Sports Minister Helen Grant following the recent allegations of match-fixing
Nelson Mandela: IOC to lower Olympic flag for three days in mark of respect after death of former South African President
Friday 06 December 2013
Mandela passed away aged 95 and IOC president Thomas Bach has confirmed the governing body will pay their respects to Mandela in lowering the Olympic flag
Ashling O’Connor: Don’t blame Wada for failures to catch drug cheats – federations, politicians and the IOC all need to be braver in enforcing rules
Friday 15 November 2013
Who is asking the IOC if it should throw Kenya and Jamaica out of the Olympics?
Monday 11 November 2013
Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are among the high profile athletes to test positive recently
Sunday 13 October 2013
Despite fierce foreign competition, Sam Masters sees a British triumph at the World Conker Championships
Saturday 12 October 2013
Brian Cookson has made a brisk and busy start to his tenure in charge of cycling, with the new president of cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, opening talks with the World Anti-Doping Agency over the creation of an independent inquiry into doping within the sport
Sunday 06 October 2013
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, has appealed for overseas help to contain the ever-increasing leaks of radioactive water at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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