'I might have to walk on the plane in my ski boots. I’ve seen guys do it'
British winter sport is no longer a joke. Robin Scott-Elliot meets a genuine medal prospect for Sochi, where no competitor will be better prepared
Capture your most daring stunts and terrifying tricks with one of these head- or body-mounted beauties
A British student left critically ill after a snowboarding accident in the French Alps is still fighting for her life, her family said today.
Think pistes are just for the able-bodied? Not so, says Mary Novakovich
As Red Bull prepares to send a man into the stratosphere, Simon Usborne examines its extreme-sports business plan
From Velodrome to Aquatics Centre, the Olympic Park comes alive again as Paralympians raise the bar and crowds raise the roofs
A former Olympian?
Davos is the highest city in Europe, St Moritz is all about high style – but both have epic skiing, says Leslie Woit
What does the female audience do at a One Direction concert? Go nuts and buy calendars
To note that a particular coach has a philosophy of football is a staple of sports reporting. Suggesting something grander than a mere approach and less technocratic than a theory, a philosophy of sport hints at meanings beyond the winning and losing of games. Touchline philosophy it may be, but our sporting conversation is preoccupied with question of rightness and wrongness, of beauty and ugliness - the core concerns of ethics and aesthetics. For the Ancient Greeks, the relationship between sport and philosophy was obvious. The basis of a classical education was the alphabet plus swimming. The habits and discipline of preparing the mind and body were parallel and complementary. Plato, his name derived from platon or broad-shouldered, was an accomplished wrestler. Aristotle, an avid fan of the beauty of the pentathlete, taught at the Lyceum – itself a gymnasium.
After five years away from the slopes, Tracey Davies found the prospect of heading back to the piste terrifying. But a chance encounter taught her a new way to cope with her nerves
A battle over who owns the brand name Relentless could force Coca-Cola to drop its popular energy drink after the record company behind Joss Stone and K T Tunstall launched court proceedings against the US manufacturer.
The new film Chalet Girl is big on the romance of life on the slopes. But as Stephen Wood reveals, it's a long way from the reality of a modern ski resort
Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a chalet without the stress of organising a large group holiday, writes Nicola Homer
Jon Secrett finds himself spoiled in a fully catered chalet