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

Ice Skating: Eldredge facing up to quad dilemma

Todd Eldredge is facing a tough challenge as he prepares to defend his title at the World Figure Skating Championships, which begin tomorrow in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Five bid for 2004 Games: Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee in Lausanne yesterday chose Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome and Stockholm as the five candidates to host the 2004 summer Games.

Freddie and Gianni go dancing

Bejart Ballet Lausanne has been sporting Versace since 1983, and last night their tenth new ballet, choreographed by Maurice Bejart and dressed by the couturier, opened in Paris.

Central Africa on brink of all-out conflict

Zaire-Rwanda crisis: Ethnic battles loom in Kinshasa as strategic towns fall to the invaders and their local allies

Fear of outright war after Tutsi offensive in Zaire over 3 deckys

Zaire and Rwanda were heading yesterday for a conflict that could engulf central Africa, as the Rwandan army and its local allies took control of large parts of eastern Zaire. The Tutsi allies control the major towns of Bukavu and Uvira, and are on the point of taking Goma.

Sad Jarrett stumbles out

ATHLETICS

Gunnell and McColgan's final ambition

Britain's two foremost women athletes of recent years, Sally Gunnell and Liz McColgan, will set about realising what is likely to be their final Olympic ambition this weekend, writes Mike Rowbottom.

Thompson's injury gives Lee another chance

Jason Lee, a 26-year-old from Old Loughtonians, will replace Rob Thompson, Great Britain's vice captain and leading goalscorer, who has been forced to drop out of the Olympic squad following injury in last Saturday's training game against Trinidad in which the Hounslow centre- forward scored twice in a 6-0 victory, writes Bill Colwill.

Christie edged out by Bailey

Linford Christie was beaten over 100 metres by Canada's world champion, Donovan Bailey, in a photo finish in his last major test before the Atlanta Olympics at the Nice Grand Prix last night.

Edwards in a world of his own

Norman Fox finds hope in Britain's dwindling prospects for Olympic success

Christie delays his quest for gold

Linford Christie, who pulled out of last night's grand prix meeting here as a precaution because of a sore hamstring, will next race on Wednesday, when he will run in the 100 metres at the Nice Grand Prix, writes Mike Rowbottom in Oslo.

Gunnell hopeful of going to Atlanta

Athletics

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A tiny tube has revolutionised heart surgery and is saving thousands of lives. By Glenda Cooper

Edwards leaps to season's best

Athletics

Hearts and bones

The Prix de Lausanne attracts ballet students from East and West. Many seek the scholarships; the Russians prefer the Swiss francs. Report by Louise Levene. Photographs by Vanessa Winship
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