(Reuters) - Germany's Jacqueline Loelling capped a dominant season by claiming her first skeleton world championship gold on Saturday, sliding to victory on her home track in Konigssee. Leading going into the third and final run, the World Cup leader produced a nerveless slide to stay in front of compatriot and defending champion Tina Hermann. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold of Britain moved up into the bronze-medal position after two strong runs on Saturday. More »Reuters - 13 minutes ago
Germany's Jacqueline Loelling claimed her first skeleton world championship gold by sliding to victory on her home track in Konigssee on Saturday. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold of Britain moved up into the bronze-medal position after two strong runs on Saturday. Yarnold, who returned this season after taking 18 months out of the sport, was fourth after Friday's opening day with the second of the day's two runs abandoned because of heavy snow. More »Reuters - 3 hours ago
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Ensconced in the sitting room of her splendid Georgian home, Lady Pamela Hicks is recalling a recent visit from Hugh Bonneville. The actor is playing her father Lord Mountbatten in the the forthcoming film Viceroy’s House, which depicts the finals months of British rule in India. More »The Telegraph - 6 hours ago
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(Reuters) - LA 2024 officials were "disappointed" to learn this week that Budapest will pull out of the running for the 2024 summer Games and said on Friday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must select a host city that redefines sustainability. Hungary's government said this week it would withdraw Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, citing a lack of political and national unity behind the application that it blamed on the opposition. "All of us at LA 2024 are disappointed in this news," LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said in a statement. More »Reuters - 17 hours ago