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
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
HSBC review into moving headquarters from UK 'underway'
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- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 5 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour