2012 London Olympics

Legacy? What Legacy?

Michael Kurn | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Sport
Michael Kurn

Six months have passed since the Summer that was the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and today Brazil's $12 billion Olympic legacy lay in ruins...

'What Olympic Legacy?' Labour Hits Out At Government After Sports Participation Drops

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics

Britain’s Olympic spirit has been “wasted” by the Government after figures revealed participation in sport has dropped since 2012, according to ...

Funding a Future Generation: Where No Child Is Left Behind

Kat Pugh | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

This week I attended the Commonwealth Observance Day service, where I was privileged to hear from Lord Coe, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Malala Yousafzai. The theme of the event centred around team as the Commonwealth builds up to the 2014 games.

From Perivale With Love...

Fez Sayed | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fez Sayed

This may come as a surprise to you, but did you know that there is an almost secretive, physical effects company hidden behind a bleak, cheeky corner near Perivale tube station in North West London? I recently went there to speak to the CEO and SFX (Special Effects) Supervisor, Mike Kelt, to see what the place is all about...

Dame Tessa Jowell To Step Down

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics

Dame Tessa Jowell has announced that she is to retire from Parliament after the next election. Speaking to her local constituent party, the MP, who ha...

'Naked Olympic Runners Would Be Great'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

With the 2020 Olympic Games set to be hosted in Tokyo, Boris Johnson has suggested that Japanese Olympic officials should consider making athletes run...

Why Simon Cowell Is So Right to Ban the 'Journey'

Roz Morris | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Roz Morris

Yessssssss!!!!!! I'm so happy. Simon Cowell has taken a great positive cultural step. He has banned X Factor contestants from talking about their "journey". How I have longed for this day.

The London Novel Revived: 'Soho, 4am' by Nuala Casey

Jason Holmes | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Nuala Casey's debut novel set in London's famed bohemian quarter - concerns itself with four ordinary Londoners who get caught up in the cloying hysteria of 6 July 2005, the day Britain was announced as host of the Olympic Games. But as day breaks after a night of bacchanalia - the 4am in question - a day of infamy begins: 7/7, a date Londoners will never forget.

Lottery In £5.3m Olympic Legacy Schemes Boost

PA | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

A total of £5.3 million of Lottery money which helped build the Olympic Park is being reused to back grassroots sports and volunteering schemes. T...

An Olympic Effort: Fashion Curating at the Museum of London

Timothy Long | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Style
Timothy Long

Objects such as the Olympic torch, competitor kit and costumes contribute to the display. This includes Tom Daley's swim trunks and Beth Tweddle's gymnastics kit, as well as over 60 ensembles worn at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics; from punk heads to policemen and NHS nurses to Mary Poppins.

Duchess Of Cambridge Pregnancy Sparks Boom In Sales Of Fertility Products

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Sales of home fertility monitors and pregnancy tests have soared by 60 per cent since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her baby news. As Kate an...

On Your Bike! Halfords Receives Boost From 'Wiggins Effect'

Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords has suffered a sales slump of 1.9% despite expectations that a "summer of sport" would boost revenue. Half-...

(PICTURES) Olympic Gold Heroes Celebrate At The Palace

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes have been honoured at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen. Star sportsmen an...

Channel Tunnel Feels Olympics Boost

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

The Olympics helped boost revenues of Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel this summer. A 10% rise in passenger traffic and a 17% increase in trucks l...

The Book Behind Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony

Adam Forrest | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Adam Forrest

It hurts, just a little, to refer to the London Olympics in the past tense. We waited so long for the Games, and then they came along, and they were completely brilliant, and now they are gone.

Securing the Olympic Legacy

John Biggs AM | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics
John Biggs AM

The Olympic and Paralympic Games have been a huge success and demonstrated what can be achieved by the public and private sectors working together to ...

In Praise of Tiggers

Suzi Williams | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

London 2012 - what a blast! A whole nation carried along on a tidal wave of positive images and human triumph.

Joining In

Jen Offord | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

The only time I have ever tried rowing was at a hen party a few years ago. The primary objective during this outing was to avoid being capsized or otherwise drenched by the Naughty Sisters' boat.

Train Wreck

Jen Offord | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

So where to start? What can I achieve that won't make me vomit and doesn't require too much effort (because I think we can all agree that this is the spirit of an elite athlete)? Running is simply out of the question, so I start with a swim, because swimming's easy, right?

Have You Taken Up Sport Because of the Olympic Games?

Mark Hillary | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

I've certainly been inspired by the Olympic games to improve my own fitness and to get more involved in sport again. I hope that millions across the world feel the same way and get the chance to enjoy sport - even if it just means taking a run around the block more often.

Team GB Win the Social Media Olympics

Emma Gannon | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Emma Gannon

So, how did Team GB begin their big digital campaign? It started on 27 February 2012 by launching their brand new website and with it the real identity behind 'Our Greatest Team'.

Inspire a Jen

Jen Offord | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

London 2012 Olympics. Gosh, we did that well, didn't we? We've smashed our Beijing record, we're good at more than one sport, and beyond all hope and ...

Meet The Superhumans

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

We are looking at the Paralympics as a harder task. A bigger battle. A fight to win respect, unification and Gold. The Olympics truly were just a warm up.

Why the Olympics Hasn't Killed Celebrity Culture

Ashley Percival | Posted 27.10.2012 | Home
Ashley Percival

As a showbiz journalist one of the things that bored me senseless about the Games was the countless number of stuffy old curmudgeons praying it would finally wipe clean the smear on British culture - the dreaded obsession with celebrity.

Britain Is Feeling Good About Itself for the First Time in Years

Suzi Williams | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

Come On ParalympicsGB! The Olympics was a sensational warm up event. The stage is set and we are ready.