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Janka and Vonn are the World Cup champions

Carlo Janka and Lindsey Vonn claimed overall World Cup titles after skiing to victory in events at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.Janka followed up on his gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics on the Whistler course with another scintillating run in the same event in Germany.He had already set the fastest time in the morning run before the 23-year-old Swiss star continued where he left off to win the event with an overall time of 2:20.87 ahead of Italy's Davide Simoncelli.Janka now ... [More]

Curtain goes down in Vancouver as Sochi takes up Olympic mantle

The closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games was held last night (February 28th), bringing to an end two weeks of sporting action that had left many people glued to their TV screens.More than 5,000 athletes from 82 countries packed the 60,000 capacity BC Place stadium for the spectacular show, which featured musical performances from Michael Buble, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morrisette.Fresh from their heroic ice hockey victory over the US just hours earlier, Canadia... [More]

Winter Olympics delights with sportsmanship

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics has settled into a delightful showcase of sportsmanship after kicking off on a sour note with the death of a Georgian athlete on the opening day.Luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed after a high-speed crash during a training session ahead of the opening ceremony of the games, which are taking place in the Canadian city and the ski resort of Whistler.However, the event quickly recovered from the incident, with Jacques Rogge, the president of the Inter... [More]

Iglu's 5-a-Side Skirmish

Last night we had another epic battle between the Snow-Knights of sales and Dark-Siders of non-sales in a no-holds barred 5-a-side skirmish. The team sheets are at the bottom of this factually accurate report. I'll admit the Knights were nervous before this match. The Dark ones had finally gotten their full strength team together and were talking the 'Big Game'. After the last encounter where they chased us down in the last minutes to gain an extremely unlikely Draw in Fergie time, we were... [More]