2012 London Olympics Games

The Media Must Commit Itself to a New Model of Fame

Mark Borkowski | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK
Mark Borkowski

After a fortnight of joy, optimism and delight we are, for once, looking ahead and contemplating a new horizon. We thought we all lived in a mean, unpleasant land of imperfection, one where tabloid culture and trifling lifestyle ruled.

Keeping Talent at ALL Costs - What is the True Value of an Olympic Gold Medal?

Adrian Moorhouse | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Sport
Adrian Moorhouse

Over the last two weeks we have heard some heart-warming stories about the sacrifices made by athletes to compete at the London Olympics.

The Accidental Olympic legacy: A Vision For Our Future

Joseph Hayman | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Politics
Joseph Hayman

As Mo Farah sprinted for the line, running quicker after nine thousand, nine hundred metres than most of us will ever run in our lives, the crowd behind him rose to their feet and roared in complete joy, a sea of delirious faces and Union flags.

Tackling Malnutrition: The 'Other' Olympic Legacy for London 2012

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

As the Olympics draw to a close, there is no doubt that the champions of London 2012 will leave a legacy of achievements that inspires large numbers of young people to fulfil their personal potential.

London 2012: Why Can't We Out Run Sexism in Sports?

Elizabeth Plank | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Sport
Elizabeth Plank

Women's participation in these games is at an all time high and it's definitely reason to celebrate. The UK's female Olympians have done exceptionally well, outnumbering the total number of male athletes and winning the nation's first gold, silver and bronze medals.

Luke McGee

America Sink Team GB

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke McGee | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Sport

If anything could cause a breakdown in the ‘special relationship’ between the United Kingdom and America over the past couple of decades, it would...

Golden Glory Still Eludes Great Britain... But the Best is Yet to Come

Josh Cowls | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Josh Cowls

The golds will come. In the meantime, let's savour the successes of those British athletes whose medals maybe be less shiny but whose stars are higher and brighter than ever.

The Empty Seats Fiasco Leaves London 2012 at Risk of Losing Its Legacy

Oliver Todd | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Oliver Todd

'Inspire a Generation'. Never has a slogan for a sporting event been as apparent as following Friday night's opening ceremony.

A Life Less Ordinary: How I Came to Perform in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Natalie Harris-Spencer | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Natalie Harris-Spencer

Months of early-morning dance rehearsals all come down to this. Immune to 80,000 noisy ticket holders outside, all we hear are instructions from Gina, our Manc director and segment chartist, on our in-ear radios. It's 9.57pm on Friday 27th July 2012, and we're about to be watched by an expected more than a billion people for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Armchair Spectator: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Trevor Nelson

Ben Wakeling | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ben Wakeling

A few weeks ago I was one of those Scroogey, miserable types who got all hunched and huffy whenever anyone mentioned the Olympics. I'd scowl and look at the floor and mutter about the cost, or the traffic, even though I don't live anywhere near the capital.