Sports Slides

February 28, 2010
Winter Olympics: Canada rule roost after Gold rush
Images from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver on Saturday.
February 27, 2010
Images: Mountain springers are here to stay
Though Mother Nature provided very little help, the Olympics freestyle skiing events established themselves as a real focal point at Cypress Mountain, providing some of the most exciting moments of the Vancouver Games.
February 26, 2010
Joannie pure poise in turquoise
A composed Joannie Rochette betrayed little of her emotional turmoil as she gracefully glided to the Olympic figure skating bronze on Thursday and then wondered what her late mother would have made of her effort. Competing four days after the death of the woman she described as "my biggest fan, my best friend", the Canadian blew a kiss skywards at the end of her routine and was all smiles as she took her bow.
February 25, 2010
Winter Games: Hockey stars shine for Canada
Images from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
February 24, 2010
Canada breathes sigh of relief amid Dutch fury
A gold medal for Ashleigh McIvor in the women's ski cross and a thumping victory by the men's ice hockey team brought a huge sigh of relief from hosts Canada at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday.
February 23, 2010
Golden ice dancers banish Canadian blues
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who began skating together as children, brought home Canada's first Olympic gold in ice dancing to lift a host nation struggling to cope with a demoralising ice hockey defeat and diminishing medal hopes. Their American training partners Meryl Davis and Charlie White took silver and relegated the Russian favourites Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin to bronze. It was the first time in 34 years that Europeans did not win the ice dance gold medal. Germany leads medal count at Winter Olympics
Images from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
February 22, 2010
Canadian duo upstage Russian figure skaters
Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir wowed the fans and judges with their sultry Flamenco moves on Sunday to upstage Russian favourites Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin in the Olympics ice dance event on Sunday. Bollywood routine puts US duo in medal contention
Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, wearing an eye-catching ghagra choli and sherwani suit, brought the crowd to their feet at the Winter Olympics ice dance event on Sunday with what they called an Indian folk dance.
February 21, 2010
Winter Games: Europe, Asia sweep medals
Images from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
February 19, 2010
Winter Olympics: Riesch outshines Vonn
Images from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
February 18, 2010
Winter Olympics: Golden day for US athletes
Images from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Champions League Images: Porto sink Arsenal
Images from the Champions League round of 16 first leg matches played on Wednesday.
February 17, 2010
Winter Olympics: Canada win second gold
Images from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Champions League Images: Rooney stars for Man U
Images from the Champions League round of 16 first leg matches played on Tuesday.
February 16, 2010
Swiss minnow shimmers in gold, China break record
Swiss skier, Didier Defago, flew out of the shadows of his more illustrious team-mates to win his country's first men's Olympic downhill title for 22 years on Monday.
February 15, 2010
Champions League returns after winter break
Manchester United will look to eliminate AC Milan for the first time while Real Madrid seek a maiden victory over Olympique Lyon when the Champions League returns on Tuesday after its winter break. Canada break home jinx to clinch gold at Vancouver
Canada broke the jinx that has cursed it for three home-turf Olympic Games on Sunday with a gold medal in men's moguls skiing, triggering an outpouring of elation from a country that almost thought it couldn't win. Brazil catches World Cup fever at Carnival
Brazil officially kicked off World Cup fever on Sunday in Carnival frenzy, unveiling the national soccer team's new away jersey at one of the biggest street parties on the planet.
February 13, 2010
Images: Luge crash death overshadows Games big day
Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old Georgian luger, died after a horrifying crash in training on Friday, casting a pall over the Winter Olympics hours before the Games were to be declared open.
February 10, 2010
Athletes of iPod generation find haven in Canada
An electronic graffiti wall, Wii consoles, DJ mash-ups and iPods for massage time - the Vancouver Olympic Village is plugged in to this generation of hip, digital athletes. Kimi faces Loeb challenge at World Rally C'Ship
Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen embarks on a new career in the World Rally Championship this weekend but the Finn is under no illusions about how difficult the season-opening event in Sweden might be. Images: Dirt bikers rev it up at 'Clash of titans'
Bhopal's Mujaffar Ali and Bangalore's Pramod Joshua came up with a brilliant display in the Gulf Cup 'Clash of the Titans' in Bhopal on Sunday to emerge the undisputed kings of dirt track motorcycle racing in India.
February 09, 2010
Force India eye progress after unveiling new car
Force India unveiled their new car on Tuesday, saying greater stability than other Formula One teams would boost their chances this season. Vijay Mallya's team finished ninth out of 10 last season but improved significantly in the closing stages and are bullish for 2010 despite missing a deadline to file their annual accounts.
February 05, 2010
The 50 most influential people in Indian sport
A brewer, a sugar baron and a cement maker are among the most influential people in Indian sport, according to a recent power list, elbowing out some of the country's biggest sports stars themselves. What's more, the power brokers not only make the rules in India but are also wielding greater influence abroad, from cricket pitches to Formula One tracks, according to Sports Illustrated India.
February 03, 2010
Dream comes true for blind skier McKeever
Legally blind since his late teenage years, Canada's Brian McKeever will achieve a long-cherished dream and a place in the record books when he represents his country at this month's Vancouver Olympics. The popular cross-country skier from Canmore, Alberta, will become the first athlete to compete in both a Winter Olympics and a Paralympics and he fervently hopes to inspire as many people as he can, whether they are disabled or able-bodied.
February 02, 2010
Images: Schumacher rolls back years in F1 testing
Excited as a little boy with a new toy, seven times world champion Michael Schumacher rolled back the years in his first Formula One test with Mercedes on Monday. On a day of comebacks, Brazilian Felipe Massa returned to set the pace for Ferrari six months after he suffered life-threatening head injuries in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying. Grand Slam possible for thrill-seeking Federer
Roger Federer described his performance against Andy Murray to win the Australian Open title as possibly the best of his career and his words were not intended just to make the tearful Scot feel better. Improbably the 28-year-old Swiss, who notched a 16th Grand Slam title with his 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 victory, appears to be still improving, which for the players hoping to garnish their own CV's with majors is a frightening prospect.
February 01, 2010
Images: European soccer weekend roundup
Champions Manchester United delivered a superb display to win 3-1 at Premier League title rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. AS Roma moved level on points with stuttering AC Milan in second spot in Italy's Serie A after a 2-1 win over bottom side Siena. Father Federer savours 'exceptional' victory
forward to the defence of his French Open crown. The 28-year-old Swiss defeated Andy Murray in the Australian Open final to extend his record to 16 major titles and dash British hopes of a first men's Grand Slam champion in 74 years. Champion Federer defies doubters
Roger Federer's emphatic Australian Open victory over Andy Murray on Sunday was the perfect riposte to those who have questioned his continued hunger for Grand Slam success. The 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win shattered British dreams of a first men's grand slam champion in 74 years and dashed the notion that the new husband and father might temper his pursuit of glory after breaking Pete Sampras's grand slam record.