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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Saturday 23 October 2010
Saturday 09 October 2010
Predicting the weather in Vancouver can be a meteorologist's nightmare. The variations between the coast and the mountainous terrains, the influence of sea breezes, and the "Pineapple Express" (a phenomenon that brings warm rain in the winter and which produced the distinct lack of snow during this year's Winter Olympics) all add to the challenge.
Saturday 02 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
A US woman who gained sympathy worldwide after she claimed a random attacker threw acid in her face has admitted carrying out the attack herself.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Olympic organisers are looking for 70,000 volunteers for the 2012 London Games.
Something to declare: Seattle, via Vancouver; card tricks around the world; Bilbao by ship; Galapagos
Saturday 11 September 2010
Thursday 08 July 2010
Federal agents have been itching for months to get their hands on a certain Colton Harris-Moore, a 19-year-old fugitive from the law whose home was coastal Washington State near Seattle. That he may have pitched up – or rather crash-landed – in a tourist isle in the Bahamas was not what anyone expected.
Thursday 24 June 2010
London 2012 organisers have been criticised by consumer group Which? over their deal with the card firm Visa which prevents British sports fans using other cards to buy tickets.
Nicola Dandridge: ‘We have to be very lean, flexible and fit as we’re moving into pretty rocky times’
Thursday 03 June 2010
Sunday 16 May 2010
Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific plane from Hong Kong to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport following a bomb threat.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Gravitational force overpowered out-of-control Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili and left him unable to avoid the crash that claimed his life hours before the opening ceremony at the Vancouver Olympics, the International Luge Federation concluded in a report Monday.
Tuesday 30 March 2010
The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has marked the raising of the Olympic flag over Sochi, the venue for the 2014 Winter Games, by threatening criminal proceedings against his country's sporting administrators.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Monday 22 March 2010
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'