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Chemmy Alcott retiring after British Championships

Chemmy alcott has announced her retirement from ski racing Credit: ichael Kappeler/DPA/Press Association Images

Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott has announced her retirement from ski racing.

She will retire from the sport after the British Alpine Championships this year.

With her career spanning over 23 years, Chemmy is one of Britain's most successful alpine skier of all time.

She said, "After much deliberation, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my retirement from ski racing, a sport that has come to define me. However, I am not retiring from skiing and believe that I still have much to offer the sport.

"Looking back at my career, I am incredibly proud that I have had the guts and mental strength to overcome the odds and compete for my country. I look forward to mentoring others and to continuing my charity and TV work, particularly in the challenging field of adventure- my future is bright."

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Fans greet Gold Olympian Lizzy Yarnold on bus tour

Thousands of people lined the streets of Kent today as Britain's gold medal winning Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold was given a hero's welcome during an open-top bus parade in her home county.

Cheering fans waved Union flags as the Skeleton champion passed through villages and schools around Sevenoaks on an open-top bus wearing her gold medal and Team GB tracksuit. Andrea Thomas joined her on board.

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Lizzy Yarnold heading back to the UK today

Kent's golden girl Lizzy Yarnold is returning home from the Winter Olympics in Sochi with the rest of the British team today.

The 25-year-old from West Kingsdown won Team GB's only gold in the skeleton on Valentines Day.

Lizzy Yarnold will be returning back home today from Sochi Credit: Press Association Images

More curling in Kent as winter sport takes off at Sochi

A curling rink in Kent is reporting a rise in bookings, following the performance of TeamGB at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Staff at Fenton's Rink in Tunbridge Wells say the site is the England's only dedicated curling rink.

Curlers take to the ice at Fenton's Rink in Tunbridge Wells Credit: Andrea Thomas

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Chemmy breaks her leg... Again!

Chemmy Alcott has broken her leg, possibly setting her back for the Sochi Winter Olympics in February.

But it's not the first time it's happened. The 31-year-old spent a considerable amount of time out of action after she shattered her right leg in 2010.

She will now miss the first few races of the season recovering from her injury.

She posted on her Facebook page, "Slight set back in my Sochi prep as the last day of a fabulous camp where I was skiing technically stronger than ever, I had a little whoopsie."

"Rebroken my leg. Clean, easy break already weight bearing."

Alcott announced in June she would spend the build-up to the Winter Olympics training with the Norwegian team.