Travel Snow forecast is looking good for Sochi

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.

Master the mountain: Snowsports can be daunting. Self-hypnosis or extra lessons can help nervous skiers

Feel the fear and ski anyway

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

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My Life In Travel: Tim Lovejoy, television presenter

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Briefly: Francesco Quinn

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.

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Pop label tries to halt Coca-Cola's Relentless march

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.

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Chalet Girl: skiing in the movies

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

'My new favourite resort': Indulge in a little luxury in Morzine

Jon Secrett finds himself spoiled in a fully catered chalet

Ski chalets: Experience the personal touch

Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a chalet without the stress of organising a large group holiday, writes Nicola Homer

No ski cover? Total wipe out!

Make sure you have the right travel insurance for what's set to be a belter of a season.

Olympic sports get funding boost

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.

Foreign Office warns skiers: check insurance or it could cost you

British holidaymakers are risking sky-high medical bills by failing to insure themselves when they go skiing, the Foreign Office warned last night.

Martin Johnson: So we've won a game. Let's calm down

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.

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