One is back without regrets, the other cut 20kg after she was scouted on social media. Meet the Welsh duo aiming for Winter Olympic and Commonwealth Games glory in 2022.
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday evening.
from: BBC News NHS bosses say it’s never too later to protect your family at Christmas, whether you’re 18 or 80.
The World Food Programme says 23 million people are “marching towards starvation” in the country. from: BBC News
North Korea’s leader has compared the current situation to the terrible famine of the 1990s. from: BBC News
State-run news media said that the directives were to prepare for emergencies like coronavirus lockdowns as the country pursues its “zero Covid” policy. From: New York Times
Boss Michael O’Leary expects heavy ticket discounting this winter and braces for heavy losses.
There have been protests but much of Europe has accepted the QR codes as a means of extending freedoms. from: BBC News
With just 100 days to go until the Winter Olympics get under way, here is everything you need to know about Beijing 2022. from: BBC News
In her first BBC Sport column, GB bobsleigh star Montell Douglas discusses the lack of black people and people of colour in winter sports.
With 100 days before Beijing 2022, BBC Sport looks at the venues and athletes switching from summer to winter Games.
Great Britain win skeleton and bobsleigh medals at the Winter Olympics test event in Beijing.
With the Winter Olympics four months away, the winter sport season gets under way in earnest this weekend.
Activists with banners attempt to interrupt the ceremony at Greece’s ancient Olympia on Monday. from: BBC News
Catching both viruses at the same time puts people at a more significant risk of death, a health boss says.
from: BBC News Experts are worried as this will be the first winter Covid and flu circulate fully at the same time.
Critics claim Russia is manipulating the flow of gas to push up prices, but for Vladimir Putin it’s schadenfreude over Western European nations that he sees as unprepared. From: New York Times
The ongoing gas crisis and France’s anger over a new UK-US-Australia military pact make the front pages.
The PM urges people not to worry about putting food on the table, amid rising prices and shortage fears.
A surge in gas prices has prompted fears of hard times ahead – but how bad could it get?