New English roses introduced by David Austin will add flair to this year's gardens and flower shows.
Switzerland's four-man bobsled team piloted by Ivo Rueegg starts a training run at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, on Wednesday.
A French air traffic controllers' strike has grounded dozens of flights in Paris, one of Europe's busiest air travel hubs. The first hints of spring appear to be bringing strike fever to Europe.
Four top competitors – including skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace, who races Thursday in Vancouver – talk about drawing on their Christian faith in sport.
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As long as the Olympics change locations, ill-equipped cities like Vancouver will make cosmetic preparations that only exacerbate local issues.
Amplifying a recent trend, the 2010 Winter Olympics will be split between two cities – Vancouver and Whistler – almost completely separate from each other. Critics say it undermines the Olympic spirit of unity.
Vancouver opens a quadrennial rite that, with its daring triple axels, suborbital ski jumps, and inspiring teamwork, can uplift a world weary of conflict and recession.