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Six ski resorts where celebrities have hit the slopes this winter

There is nothing quite like a winter getaway to see in the New Year, and ski resorts are always a top destination for the holiday season. Fresh air, unspoiled powder, crisp winter sun, and long open slopes make for perfect ski resorts, and celebrities certainly know the best places to …

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Aaron Ewen takes 2018 setback in stride to make Paralympic winter dream come true

After missing out on fashion four years ago, Aaron Ewen is just weeks away from finally being able to call himself a Paralympian. The para-alpine skier was in exactly the same position in 2018, set to represent New Zealand at their first Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, before sustaining a …

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The Chinese are rolling down the slopes, by Jordan Pouille (Le Monde diplomatique

Making snow at Manong Mountain Ski Resort, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, December 2021 Wang Zheng Costfoto / Future Publishing Getty Just A few weeks before the 2022 Winter Olympics (February 4-20) in Beijing, the Chinese public channel CCTV (China Central Television) aired the short documentary Guardians of the White Mountain, on …

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Brazilian Bolsonaro rushed to hospital with intestinal blockage

Published on: 03/01/2022 – 13:50Amended: 03/01/2022 – 13:49 Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to hospital Monday morning after experiencing “abdominal discomfort” which doctors said was caused by a blockage in the intestines, his office and medical team said. Bolsonaro, 66, was on vacation at …

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from ski jumping to New Years in South Korea

On the line People celebrating New Years at Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea watch their neighbors to the north. Light show in Paris People attend New Year’s celebrations on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. The traditional light show and fireworks display in the French capital have been canceled due to …

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Party or pajamas? New Year’s celebrations in France continue despite record cases of Covid

Will the French be spending New Years Eve in slippers this year? It was the headline of the French daily Le Parisien, while the weekly Le Point summed up the dilemma in three words: “Evening or sofa? – an evening or an evening on the sofa? This is the question …

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The latest Covid rules at ski resorts and advice for travelers

France Entry conditions France has banned all non-essential travel for British citizens. Before this imposition, fully vaccinated people could travel to France with proof of a negative test up to 48 hours before travel, and children aged 12 and over had to show proof of a test result for avoid …

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From ski slopes to tennis courts, Covid’s shadow lurks

Published on: 12/27/2021 – 14:02Amended: 12/27/2021 – 2:00 PM Paris (AFP) – Ski ace Mikaela Shiffrin and tennis star Andrey Rublev have tested positive for Covid-19 within weeks of the Winter Olympics and the Australian Open respectively, as world sport has felt again the freezing wind of the coronavirus. Two-time …

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Ski wrap: Halvorsen posts best career result

Hannah Halvorsen.US Ski & Snowboard Truckee’s Hannah Halvorsen had her career-best World Cup performance on Saturday, leading the USA team to seventh place in Dresden, Germany. Halvorsen, who finished second in the free sprint quarter-finals, reached the World Cup semi-final for the first time in his career. “I’m still a …

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