Mission accomplished for Putin as host nation finishes top of medals list
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Saturday 05 January 2013
Six Russians were killed and two others were injured when their snowmobile slammed into a fence and flipped over into a ditch during a night run down an Italian ski slope.
Sunday 02 December 2012
1901 The year that Queen Victoria died – signalling the end of her eponymous era. This Christmas, however, the festive spirit of the Victorian period lives on at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, which has been transformed by the after-dark arts experience, Enchanted Parks. Visitors can see illuminated installations such as "Glimpses of Victoriana", costumed characters and trees that respond when given a hug. Evenings 5-9 December. Tickets £6. Newcastlegateshead.com
Friday 09 November 2012
Niseko has a mountain aesthetic all of its own, says Leslie Woit
Friday 09 November 2012
Patrick Thorne heads for a notoriously glitzy Swiss resort – and falls in love with the place
Thursday 26 July 2012
Sochi 2014 organising committee president Dmitry Chernyshenko has confirmed ambitious plans to take the Olympic torch into space for the first time.
Monday 23 July 2012
Michelle Obama will be travelling to London to attend the Olympic Games' opening ceremony, the White House announced.
Friday 10 February 2012
Lake Placid Lodge, New York State
Sunday 05 February 2012
Uh-oh. If it's about underwear, David Beckham must be involved.
Saturday 31 December 2011
Polo, the ski-shop manager at Les Barmes de l'Ours, Val d'Isère's swankiest hotel, is the kind of fellow one finds only in winter-sports resorts and Bond movies: charming, cooler than cool, with an impressive air of worldliness for a man whose horizons are all jagged and snow capped.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Pyeongchang won the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics yesterday with a crushing victory in the vote by the International Olympic Committee over Munich and Annecy.
Thursday 16 June 2011
Riot police fired tear gas to control a mob that burned cars and looted shops in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins.
Sunday 10 April 2011
Investment in the $7.8bn construction programme for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will come mostly from the private sector, says the games' chief organiser.
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.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Life isn't always glamorous for the chief executives of our biggest companies.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
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