Heather Mills hopes to compete at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia after being offered a place in Great Britain's Winter Paralympic ski team.

The ex-wife of Paul McCartney lost part of her left leg in an accident back in 1993. During the trial period with the squad, she will have the opportunity to develop her skills and be judged on her progression from being a very good recreational skier to becoming a racer.

The team's manager, Dave Chugg, told the BBC: "Heather is only at the first stage of a journey that we hope will lead to her becoming a full squad member. She has made clear her ambition to represent Great Britain in adaptive ski racing and approached the British disabled ski team to try out for our development squad."

The Russian Black sea city of Sochi, with ski resort [R2631R, Krasnaya Polyana], is to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. The best and most expensive facilities in Winter Olympic history are under construction and the media spotlight will be on them for the next four years.    

It is the second time Russia has hosted an Olympics. The last time was for the Summer Games in 1980 in Moscow. Sochi was selected as the site by a narrow margin of just four votes over South Korea.

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