Russia’s president Vladimir Putin  visited  Maria Komissarova at a hospital in Sochi  after she broke   her back in a  training crash. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Reuters/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova says she is paralysed from the waist down after breaking her back in a training crash at the Sochi W(...)

 Eva Samkova of Czech Republic celebrates after winning gold in the  Snowboard Cross at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Sochi  Olympic Games.

Eva Samkova has a moustache. Painted on her top lip in red, white and blue, the colours of the Czech flag. When she is asked about why that sho(...)