In the Bavarian winter resort of Oberaudorf, sledding has become a major tourist attraction. Sledding is a lot cheaper than skiing and snowboarding, and families, in particular, are taking it up.
While a combined Olympic and Paralympic Games is logistically unfeasible, disabled and non-disabled athletes could learn a lot from each other. The road for equality remains a long and complicated one.
A former doctor has revealed the massive extent of doping of Chinese Olympic athletes during the 1980s and 1990s. The whistleblower has claimed more than 10,000 athletes were doped in the state-backed program.
Bavarian King Ludwig II's new splendid carriage and small gala coach is back on display at Nymphenburg Palace following extensive restoration work.
A British woman has been sentenced to three years in jail for smuggling the painkiller Tramadol into Egypt. The drug is illegal there because of its wide use as a heroin substitute.
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