When the athletes march into the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics next month, one flag you won't be seeing is the green, white, and saffron of India. Four Indian skiers will be participating in the games as independent athletes, but they won't be able to formally represent their country, since the Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee since 2012.
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Monday 25 March 2013
Not for the first time, the beat of the betting tom-tom has proved accurate.
Friday 08 March 2013
At 5ft 3in, she too frail to be a speed skater. Yet she’s the one to beat in World Championships – and she likes it that way
Sunday 03 February 2013
Elise Christie became Great Britain's first short-track speed skating World Cup champion at 1,000m in Sochi, Russia today.
Friday 01 February 2013
Shelley Rudman rose to the occasion once again yesterday as she was crowned world skeleton champion in St Moritz after beating her rivals by more than half a second.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
She's had some bizarre outfits in her time (remember the meat dress?), but Lady Gaga may have finally taken it too far with this machine gun bra.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Scotland striker Kenny Miller has had no thoughts about quitting international football despite recent disappointments.
Saturday 03 November 2012
They did not dare send Frankel here, but at least we have his representative on Earth. And success in a vintage Breeders’ Cup Mile would certainly seal the emergence of Excelebration from the shadow of his nemesis. After all, remarkably enough, he arrives here with the highest official rating of all the horses Aidan O’Brien has run at the Breeders’ Cup.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Striker Kenny Miller has welcomed the return of Steven Fletcher to the Scotland fold even though it could cost him his own place in the team.
Riot-hit cities including London and Manchester fall down league table of world's best places to live
Wednesday 15 August 2012
Cities hit by last summer's riots have fallen down a league table of the best places in the world for living conditions, a new study has revealed.
Friday 27 July 2012
This Pacific city is producing some of Canada's best craft beers, says John Lee
Friday 27 July 2012
Television coverage of Olympic rowing and canoeing will be revolutionised over the next fortnight following the development of the world's longest cable-camera.
Friday 22 June 2012
Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-day active family adventure in Canada. Prices for a family of two adults and two children travelling together. Each package includes accommodation, flights from the UK departing on Saturday 21 July and car hire.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Body parts mailed to two Vancouver schools were sent from Montreal and are thought to be linked to the killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student, Canadian police said yesterday.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Saturday 12 May 2012
Outlandish names are no longer confined to the celebrity sphere
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train