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At 85mph, on a tray, face inches from the ice, novice races to

Shortly after 6pm yesterday, that £400 investment paid off with an Olympic silver medal in the skeleton bobsleigh, an event requiring competitors to travel at 70mph down an ice-lined tube, head-first and face down, separated from serious injury by what is to all intents and purposes a tea tray.

Vieira finalises £14m move to Juventus

The 29-year-old travelled to Turin last night and will complete a medical this morning after one source close to the deal described it as "one of the smoothest transfers in years". After years of wrangling, disputes and reconciliation with Arsenal, when Vieira finally did leave, there was little opposition from Wenger and vice-chairman David Dein.