Life and Style

Viollet-le-Duc dominates 19th-century theories of architectural restoration.

Letter: Hitler's victory

Sir: The letter from David Glew (20 August) adds very helpful points to those made in Richard Bazillion's lecture (Podium, 17 August) but it is still necessary to indicate why those around President von Hindenburg conceded power to Hitler in 1933.

Olympic Games: IOC aiming to ride out anger

THE INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee has no plans to move from Switzerland, where it has been based since 1915, in spite of local anger over defeat in the 2006 Winter Games selection, its president said yesterday.

Athletics: Jones quickly into her stride

MARION JONES took the first of seven steps which she hopes will lead to a $1m jackpot last night as she won the 200 metres at the Oslo Grand Prix, the first of this season's IAAF Golden League meetings.

Games: Bridge

"Bridge is a sport and, as such, your place is here like all other sports." The words of Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC, spoken in Lausanne at the inauguration of the IOC Bridge Grand Prix last year. With Duplicate Bridge due to be played at the 2002 Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport, and hopefully as an official discipline in 2006, it now becomes necessary for the British government to recognise it as such, as is the case in many other countries. Changes will be required to the 1937 Physical Training and Recreation Act, and the National Lottery Act 1993, so that sports of the mind fall within the meaning of these acts. After all, the brain is part of the body!

Olympic Games: Coles steals the IOC spotlight

THE EMBATTLED International Olympic Committee member Phil Coles arrived in Lausanne yesterday before a meeting with the IOC, claiming he is the victim of a witch-hunt.

Drugs In Sport: De Bruin waits for court verdict

THE OLYMPIC swimming champion, Michelle De Bruin, must wait to learn the result of her appeal against a four-year ban for tampering with a urine sample after the Court of Arbitration for Sport finished hearing the Irish swimmer's appeal in Lausanne yesterday.

Comment: Shifting people is no answer

Some 2.5 million Balkan people were uprooted in the period 1912- 23 by war and population exchange

Olympic Games: Sydney removes Coles from relay duties

PHIL COLES, the International Olympic Committee member, was yesterday stripped of his duties organising the 100-day Olympic Torch relay, which will set the 2000 Games in motion, by the Sydney organising committee.

Hopes soar as balloon nears journey's end

TWO PILOTS attempting to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon were last night on course to break the record for the longest balloon flight.

DRUGS IN SPORT: IOC considers selective bans

THE OFFICIAL in charge of the International Olympic Committee's drugs programme proposed selective bans yesterday to keep doping offenders out of certain - but not all - major events.

Sport: No place like a permanent Olympic home

It is a great comfort to anyone keen to heap derision upon the wretches who have turned free-loading into an Olympic event to know that we can pile the insults high and be safe in the warmth of full justification and, for those of us who have long hinted that dirty work was afoot, sweet vindication as well. Some members of the International Olympic Committee are so deeply in disgrace that no brickbat is too wounding and no substance too noxious to hurl in their direction.

Japan `paid huge bribes' for Games

LIBYA'S DELEGATE to the International Olympic Committee resigned yesterday in the growing Salt Lake City bribery scandal.

Drugs In Sport: Samaranch claims battle can be won

THE PRESIDENT of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, is confident that the forthcoming anti-doping conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, will make giant strides in sport's battle against drugs.

Obituary: Jean-Pascal Delamuraz

JEAN-PASCAL Delamuraz was elected Swiss President in 1989 and again in 1996. He replaced his fellow FDP (Liberal) colleague Kaspar Villiger in this rotating and largely ceremonial office.

Athletics: Campbell determined to tackle world stage

DARREN CAMPBELL'S performance in the chill surroundings of Lausanne's Stade de la Pontaise on Tuesday night has convinced him to take up his place in Britain's World Cup team next month.
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment