Alberto Contador given two year ban

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Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador has been stripped of his 2010 victory title today and given a two-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Read more

Racial slur threatens AS Monaco

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AS Monaco's ex-AC Milan player-turned-coach, Marco Simone, could face six months in prison following accusations of racial abuse.Read more

New adventures on the slopes

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There are many adventures to be had on the slopes, from sledding with dogs to climbing frozen waterfalls. This month The Riviera Times guides you around the Alps, revealing all that is on offer in the most serene of environments.Read more

Football team in free fall

It was one of the greatest moments in Ludovic Giuly's long career: the finals of the UEFA Champions League on 26th May 2004 when AS Monaco played José Morinho's FC Porto in the Gelsenkirchen stadium. The Red and Whites had beaten two giants, Real Madrid and Chelsea, on their way to the top and although they lost 0-3 at that last hurdle to European championship glory, Guily was rewarded with a move to FC Barcelona.Read more

Allez hop, Alley-oop!

The appointment of new coach Julien Espinosa for Antibes' professional basketball team - Olympique Antibes Juan-les-Pins Côte d'Azur (OAJLP) - is expected to create a winning squad by the time they move to a new stadium in 2013.Read more

AC Milan striker appointed new coach for AS Monaco

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Managers of Monaco’s national football team have gone out on a limb with their new appointment after coach Laurent Banide was sacked at the weekend.Read more

Garden tips and ideas

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It is probably the most beautiful garden show on the Côte d'Azur that opens its doors near Saint-Tropez from 9th to 12th September.Read more

Rambling in the raw with a parasol

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Anyone who's enjoyed skinny dipping will know what a glorious feeling it is to have nothing between your skin and clear blue water. But did you know that you can also go rambling in the raw?Read more

A golfing haven found

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The owner and creator of the Terre Blanche golf resort in the Var talks exlusively to The Riviera Times about the future of what for him has been a personal dream.Read more

Beyond bars and locks

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Closed shutters, metal bars over small windows you don't look out from, such as those in the bathroom and toilet, and mandatory three-point locks on front doors, may not be sufficient to protect your home from intruders if you are often out or away.Read more