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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Friday 27 May 2011
Monday 04 April 2011
A British firm today said it had signed a deal with the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan to supply emergency power.
Monday 28 March 2011
Procter & Gamble will next weekend start promoting its own corporate brand for the first time in Britain, in addition to the outlay on campaigns for its 50-plus household products – from Pringles to Pampers to Pantene – which already make it the country's biggest advertiser.
Monday 14 February 2011
Elisabeth Goergl stunned favourites Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch for the second time at the world Alpine ski championships yesterday, winning the downhill to add to her super-G title. The 29-year-old Austrian had never previously won a top-level downhill.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Austria's Elisabeth Goergl upstaged favourites Maria Riesch and Lindsey Vonn yesterday to snatch the women's Super-G gold in the opening event of the Alpine skiing world championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Saturday 29 January 2011
Shelley Rudman claimed her second consecutive World Cup victory in St Moritz yesterday to boost her chances of being crowned overall women's skeleton world champion in Cesana next week.
Saturday 15 January 2011
The Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams returned to the ice for the first time since her famous triumph in Vancouver today with a 12th-place finish in the Skeleton World Cup race in Igls, Austria.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
Hong Kong authorities have arrested eight people suspected of helping to smuggle a young Chinese passenger – disguised as an elderly white man – on a flight to Canada.
Monday 13 December 2010
The seven-piece Vancouver collective The New Pornographers somehow remain Canada's most underrated band.
Sunday 12 December 2010
In 2002, a tumour was found in Janina Fialkowska's left arm, halting a career that began with Artur Rubinstein hailing her as his natural successor.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
My parents were ... pleasingly disengaged from interfering with my life.
Friday 29 October 2010
Randy Quaid, the American character actor who has starred in films as diverse as Independence Day, Brokeback Mountain, and the National Lampoon series, has been released from prison in Canada amid a convoluted legal drama which resembles the unlikely plot of one of his many Chevy Chase movies.
Friday 29 October 2010
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more