Mission accomplished for Putin as host nation finishes top of medals list
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Monday 21 February 2011
Three Russian tourists were shot dead in an apparent terrorist attack near a ski resort in the south of the country at the weekend. The killings further dented Moscow's ambitious plan to turn the troubled North Caucasus region into a world-class ski destination and promote the sport ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will be held at the nearby resort of Sochi.
Sunday 13 February 2011
British skiing has been in the deep freeze for some years now. Not that it was ever really hot stuff, most of the nation's wintry successes coming via the ice age of daredevil bobbers, sequinned skaters or the inimitable dancing feet of T and D. So it is heartening to learn that there is a teenage skier whose burgeoning talent is warming the cockles for the future.
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
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Wednesday 02 February 2011
About 100 sled dogs were killed inhumanely and dumped in a mass grave when a tour operator's bookings dropped sharply after the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Sunday 30 January 2011
You're a Scot living "dahn saff". You work in England. Many of your chums are English. Maybe even your children think they're English, except the nice middle one who occasionally wears her dark blue shirt to ingratiate herself with her old dad. Football's your game, but you take your victories where you can find them. Curling at the Winter Olympics, for example. Elephant polo. George Galloway travelling to the States and sticking it up the Senate. Desperate? Maybe.
Friday 28 January 2011
Security sources have named an ethnic Russian Christian who converted to Islam as the prime suspect in Monday's deadly suicide bombing at a Moscow airport.
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.
Monday 20 December 2010
Competitors in the women's FIS Cross-Country World Cup take part in a 4x5km relay in the French ski resort of La Clusaz yesterday.
Saturday 11 December 2010
Saturday 04 December 2010
British skier Chemmy Alcott's season is over before it has begun after it was confirmed last night that she would miss the entire campaign following her leg-break in Canada. The 28-year-old was involved in a high-speed crash in the final training session before the opening women's World Cup downhill race in Alberta.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Saturday 30 October 2010
The advertising giant WPP shrugged off the downturn to post the largest quarterly revenue boost in a decade, as traditional media advertising and its operations in the US "bite back".
Friday 29 October 2010
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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