France fines UK ski coach €30,000 for teaching illegallyBritish ski instructor Simon Butler avoided prison but was fined €30,000 on Monday by the Criminal Court of Bonneville in Haute-Savoie for continuing to teach skiing illegally at t...
Schumacher has 'moments of consciousness', agent saysMichael Schumacher now has "moments of consciousness and awakening", his spokeswoman said Friday, a hopeful sign of progress more than three months after the Formula One...
WINTER OLYMPICS 2014
Chapuis wins ski cross gold in French clean sweepFrance secured its first ever Winter Olympics podium sweep in the ski cross final at Sochi on Thursday, with Jean Frederic Chapuis leading the way with gold.
Lebanese web users defend Jackie ChamounIn this edition: Lebanese web users defend skier Jackie Chamoun; a Canadian man becomes a father and a widower in one weekend; and a goldfish gets its own motorized aquarium.
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
'Fourcade, the big boss'FRENCH PRESS – Fri. 14/02/14: French papers celebrate Martin Fourcade’s second gold medal at the Sochi Olympic Games. Also making the headlines: "Sarkozy’s cop" to appear...
WINTER OLYMPICS 2014
Austria's Mayer wins downhill skiing goldMatthias Mayer won the men's Olympic downhill gold medal on Sunday to get Austria off to a perfect start in the Alpine skiing competition, according to provisional results.
FRANCE - GERMANY
Doctors start waking Schumacher from coma, manager saysDoctors treating Michael Schumacher have begun the process of gradually waking the former Formula One driver from a month-long medically induced coma, his manager and press agent c...
Michael Schumacher still in coma one month after accidentThe fate of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains uncertain one month after he suffered severe head injuries while skiing in the French Alps and was placed in an induced co...
Schumacher accident 'not due to faulty skis or signage'Neither faulty skis nor negligent signage was a factor in the accident that has left seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher in critical condition in a French hospital,...
Merkel cancels three weeks of meetings after ski injuryGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel broke her pelvis in a skiing accident in Switzerland and has cancelled meetings for the next three weeks, her spokesman announced on Monday. Merkel,...
2014 Winter Olympics
The skier taking East Timor to the Winter OlympicsA new flag will grace the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. For the first time in the history of the Games, the colours of East Timor will be carried wi...
‘Reconstruction’ reveals details of Schumacher ski accidentMichael Schumacher was not skiing at high speed when he fell and suffered a serious head injury in the French Alps on Sunday, the German newspaper Bild has claimed.