The number of Brits planning to go to Sochi in Russia for the Winter Olympics in three weeks' time will be minimal. Apart from the usual Russian visa requirements, flights are limited, a special "spectator pass" is required in a bid to combat security threats and prices for accommodation and the top events are very expensive.
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Wednesday 28 December 2011
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
Friday 02 December 2011
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Saturday 27 August 2011
Friday 12 August 2011
The actor Francesco Quinn, who died on 5 August aged 48, was the son of the late actor Anthony Quinn, He died of an apparent heart attack while jogging with his son near his home in Malibu, California.
Sunday 24 July 2011
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Friday 15 July 2011
Monday 16 May 2011
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.
Friday 18 March 2011
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011
Saturday 22 January 2011
Sunday 26 December 2010
Friday 10 December 2010
Six summer Olympic sports have received cash increases ahead of the London 2012 Games but winter sports such as figure skating, skiing and snowboarding have had their funding reduced to zero, UK Sport have announced.
Thursday 25 November 2010
British holidaymakers are risking sky-high medical bills by failing to insure themselves when they go skiing, the Foreign Office warned last night.
Saturday 20 November 2010
There is not much point in a team staging the rugby equivalent of a Lord Mayor's Show, as England did in beating the Wallabies at Twickenham last weekend, if they fail to avoid the thing that traditionally comes after it.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
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