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.
A minimum target of three medals has been set - with as many as seven a possibility
Even their own coach says he would only wear them at ‘a bad-taste party’
Photo showing a twin toilet in the Sochi Biathlon Centre has been met with jokes and disbelief across Twitter
The British musician will compete for Thailand after a last-ditch attempt to make qualifying standards this weekend
It’s the story that spawned a Disney movie and, 26 years after Jamaica’s bobsleigh team appeared for the first time at the Calgary Olympics, we may finally be set for a sequel.
The Russian leader is at pains to reassure the West that gay athletes and visitors are welcome at the Sochi Winter Olympics. But Oliver Wright and Alec Luhne in Moscow say the message from the LGBT community is far different
Defending Russia’s ban on 'gay propaganda', Mr Putin claimed the law 'doesn't harm anybody' and that there's 'no discrimination' in Russia
First he was imprisoned. There he died after being denied medical treatment. Then he was put on posthumous trial. Now the Russian lawyer who dared to expose a £140m fraud is accused of perpetrating the crime himself
Five terror suspects have been detained in one of Russia's North Caucasus provinces as the country's security agencies were scrambling to uproot any potential threat to the Sochi Games.
The former Germany international has already begun to influence opinions as well as helping show the overwhelming support within the game
Double bombings have killed at least 34 people
BBC sports presenter reveals she stopped speaking to her grandmother for six months after it became public that she was gay
The Olympic gold medallist is romantically involved with Tiger Woods
Former Olympic sprinter Craig Pickering has turned his back on track athletics to go for British gold at the Sochi Winter Games next February. He explains all to Phil Medlicott
The Olympic gold medallist will partner the Formula One analyst Tony Jardine on Wales Rally GB