• Meet the man who quit his job to become Tonga’s first Winter Olympic ski racer
    The Telegraph23 minutes ago

    Meet the man who quit his job to become Tonga’s first Winter Olympic ski racer

    When most people think of Tonga, an island nation plonked in the middle of the South Pacific ocean, they don't associate it with snow sports. This month Skeen made history when he became the first representative of the Tongan Ski Federation to compete against world-class skiers at the Alpine Skiing

  • Whistler: where to stay, play and unwind in the Canadian ski resort
    Evening Standard27 minutes ago

    Whistler: where to stay, play and unwind in the Canadian ski resort

    If Europe’s ski season has been disappointing this year, perhaps it’s time to look beyond the Alps. One of North America’s top resorts and co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler, in British Columbia’s rugged Coast Mountains, is a powder-hunter’s paradise. A Gold Room at the Fairmont Chateau

  • Reuters37 minutes ago

    Olympics-Relief and disappointment as Budapest gives up 2024 Olympic dream

    Hungarians displayed a mixture of disappointment and relief on Thursday after the government ended Budapest's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games in the face of growing popular opposition. The Momentum movement, a new force in Hungarian politics, last week submitted a petition with 266,000

  • Row over south London council’s bill for park that’s 20 miles away
    Evening Standard39 minutes ago

    Row over south London council’s bill for park that’s 20 miles away

    A new divide between north and south of the Thames opened up today over the £10 million annual bill for running the 26-mile-long Lee Valley Park. Boroughs south of the river are protesting that they are forced to fund a park relatively few of their residents visit. Now an MP has launched a bid to abolish

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