Arts and Entertainment That's one hell of a lot of lycra: The 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

An utterly ridiculous but quite heartwarming new show

That's one hell of a lot of lycra: These 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

The Jump: Marcus Brigstocke talks broken bones, getting his kicks and why the show is no Celebrity Big Brother

The comedian insists he is doing it for the thrill of 'sliding fast down things'

That's one hell of a lot of lycra: The 12 celebrities are in Austria training for new reality TV show, The Jump

The Jump, TV preview: Steve Redgrave, Darren Gough and Amy Childs take to the slopes

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards will teach the celebrities to conquer the ski jump

The Home Secretary was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two months ago and must now inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life, the Mail on Sunday revealed.

Theresa May diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Home Secretary insists: 'It doesn't and will not affect my ability to do my work'

Sir Chris won two gold medals at the London 2012 Games, taking his Olympic gold medal total to six

Britain's top Olympian Sir Chris Hoy set to quit cycling

Press conference called for Thursday

The New BOA Chairman, Lord Seb Coe talks to the media during the BOA Announcement of Their New Chairman

Sebastian Coe to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Sebastian Coe is to be honoured for his achievements on and off the track by being given the Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

1 - “I was quite surprised by that. It is not OK to pee in the pool.”
David Cameron on Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps’s revelation that they had peed in the Aquatic Centre pool.

Wet otters, peeing in the pool and a swimmer's sex life: The best funny quotes surrounding the Olympic Games

The Olympic games is officially at the end of its cycle, we've laughed, we've cried and we've celebrated and here at The Independent, we've decided to bring you the funniest quotes from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Victoria Pendleton (right) is beaten to the gold medal by Anna Meares

Victoria Pendleton bows out with head held high despite missing out on gold to great rival Anna Meares

So near but so far: Vicky Pendleton’s final race ended in disappointment as she was forced to settle for silver when longstanding nemesis Anna Meares of Australia defeated her for one last time in the individual sprint.

Sir Chris Hoy became Britain's greatest ever Olympian with gold in the keirin final

Sir Chris Hoy ends career by becoming Britain's greatest ever Olympian with gold in the keirin final

What a great, great way to go: Sir Chris Hoy rounded off his Olympic career in better fashion, smashing ahead of the opposition in the men’s keirin for his sixth gold medal and in the process becoming his country’s greatest ever Olympian in the most triumphant of exits.

Sir Chris Hoy began his bid to become the greatest British Olympian of all time

Team GB's Chris Hoy begins bid to become most successful British Olympian of all time

Sir Chris Hoy started his campaign today to become the greatest British Olympian ever with an impressive win in the first round of the keirin. 

Dave Brailsford says London has presented new challenges

British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford in tribute to Victoria Pendleton

British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford paid tribute to Victoria Pendleton ahead of her Olympics swansong in the velodrome tonight.

What's on TV: Day 11

10am Athletics Women's javelin qualifying, followed by the men's 110m hurdles heats at 10.10am and triple jump qualifying at 10.45am.

Gold medallists Katherine Copeland (left) and Sophie Hosking were typical of the GB rowing team

Golden GB rowers set such high standards that silver is never enough

Dazzling success at Eton Dorney down to a mentality where there is no place for second-best

Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking win gold

The perfection and pain of lake superior

Great Britain's stunning regatta performance produces two more golds, an emotional silver and a rallying cry to the young

George Nash and William Satch (right) compete during the men's pairs final

Awesome Kiwis beat British boys into bronze

It would be woefully parochial to trace the glory of the bronze medals won by British oarsmen yesterday only to a flourishing home camp. The bigger picture instead implores due congratulation to Alan Campbell, George Nash and Will Satch for the company they kept, not round the breakfast table, but on the lake itself.

August 3, 2012: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals draped in a Union Jack during the medal ceremony for the women's double sculls

Alchemist Anna Watkins helps turn Katherine Grainger's silver into gold in double sculls

ABSOLUTELY the first imperative is that everyone remembers to look upon this beaming, beatific champion and say: “Jolly well done, Anna Watkins!” It is her alchemy, after all, that has finally turned silver into gold. And it was instructive of the charm that has compounded Katherine Grainger’s status, as darling of this regatta, that the glory they shared here yesterday was as much a matter of parity as synchronicity. Reciprocally, however, Watkins will understand if Grainger, having at last requited a 12-year craving, is widely saluted as first among equals.

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Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform