To apply the brakes, put your elbows on your knees and pull up on the sled. That's the first lesson you learn at Germany's first sledding school in Oberaudorf in the Bavarian Alps.
A rare snowfall has paralyzed Italy's capital, forcing authorities to shut schools and send in the army to help clear the streets. The Colosseum, the Roman Forum and other major tourist sites were closed to visitors.
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.
Spring has almost sprung in Europe, but Siberian winds sweeping across the continent have brought with them freezing temperatures and have blanketed cities from Moscow to Rome and Dublin in picturesque snow.
As South Korea readies to host its first Winter Olympics, not all locals are happy that North Korean athletes will also be involved. DW spoke to some of them to find out why. Fabian Kretschmer reports.
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