2012 Olympics

Young People Need A Mentor To Unlock Their Potential

Dame Kelly Holmes | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Sport
Dame Kelly Holmes

Everyone needs someone to help them live a positive life and realise their true potential. This is why I set up my charity, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, eight years ago on the eve of the Beijing Games. I embarked on this mission because I realised two things: not enough young people have a mentor figure in their life; and secondly because I knew the solution.

Lord Coe's C4 News Encounter With Jon Snow Could Not Have Been More Brutal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Sport

Lord Coe endured a difficult interview with Jon Snow on Monday, the president of the International Association of Athletics Federations insisting he w...

Come Rio 2016, I Will Be Back Challenging for the Gold Medal Once Again

Perri Shakes-Drayton | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Perri Shakes-Drayton

I'm in a very good place now and it's nice to feel like an athlete again. It feels as though my body was trapped and it's waiting to be released. Now it's just a countdown to competing again. I'm watching my competitors and thinking "I can't wait to race you again!" I'm quietly confident that come Rio 2016, I will be back challenging for the gold medal once again.

London Should Bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games

Gareth Thomas | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Gareth Thomas

We cannot take our capital's vibrancy and economic success for granted. A future Mayor needs to champion bringing major international sporting and cultural events to London to help promote the capital in the future. I have already made clear that London should bid for the European Capital of Culture in 2023, but after Glasgow's great Games last summer, few will be in any doubt that London would benefit too from hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Legacy not Pregacy

Debbie Lye | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Sport
Debbie Lye

I am a bit of a cynic about the human and social aspects of events legacy. Energy and promise is concentrated at the planning stage. Legacy forums proliferate and good intentions blossom in the run up to events. Then after the big bang of the event there is a black hole. A better word than legacy for what so often happens might be 'pregacy'...

Boris And Harry Are The Kings Of Swing

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Prince Harry and London Mayor Boris Johnson became the Kings of Swing for a day when they tested the new attractions at London's Queen Elizabeth Olymp...

Margaret Thatcher More Popular Than Winston Churchill, Poll Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Margaret Thatcher is Britain's most popular prime minister since the Second World War, unexpectedly eclipsing even Sir Winston Churchill, a poll found...

Stephen Hull

Why Dopers Like Lance Armstrong Are Not Killing Sport

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephen Hull | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport

There are plenty of clichés in sport. Easy to blurt out lines or repetitions of commonly held views which soon become the life blood of every comment...

What Olympic Legacy?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

The Olympic legacy promised in the aftermath of London 2012 was dealt another blow on Friday night as Sheffield Council voted to demolish the stadium ...

Usain Bolt Bottle Thrower Found Guilty

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

A man who threw a beer bottle at Usain Bolt at the Olympic Stadium has been found guilty of public disorder. Ashley Gill-Webb got into the men's 10...

Man Accused Of Throwing Bottle At Usain Bolt 'Told Police He Was Alan Cumming'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man called Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt an "arsehole" before hurling a bottle at the start line of the men's Olympic 100m final, a court has heard, ...

Who Won 2012?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK

It's been a real year of winners, from Olympians and Paralympians to a certain South Korean dance move. But hiding behind the glowing glory of the ...

Pictures Of The Year 2012: A Month By Month Guide

Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: The Associated Press (AP), one of the world's foremost news agencies has compiled it's most iconic images from 2012. AP Dir...

London 2012: Worth Its Weight In Gold (PICTURES)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Almost 80% of Britons believe the £9 billion spent on the Olympic Games was value for money, according to a new poll that shows a lasting nostalgia f...

The Queen's Christmas Speech... In 3D

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Settling down to watch the Queen's speech after Christmas dinner, viewers could be transported to Buckingham Palace, almost able to feel the pine need...

'It Was Scarier Than The Olympic Final'

WENN | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Luke Campbell probably thought getting into the boxing ring for this summer's Olympics would be the most difficult challenge of the year, until he del...

2012: The Year In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Comedy

It's been quite a year, we think you'll agree. Especially if you're an otter who happens to look like Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, from animal lookal...

Team GB Honoured At Glittering Ball (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Sport

The Olympic ball was attended by Team GB Olympians from all 26 summer sports and over 70 London 2012 Olympic medallists including Rebecca Adlington, A...

Labour Demands Investigation Into Olympic 'Blacklist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is calling on the culture secretary to answer allegations that Olympic contractors used blacklists on London 20...

Jessica Elgot

'We're Here To Be Part Of All Those Smiling Faces'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

Has there ever been a crowd in more perfect symmetry as when the parade bus with Mo Farah steamed into view of the thousands in Trafalgar Square? ...

WATCH: Our NEW National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Feeling a bit sad now that the Olympics and Paralympics are over? Don't! Simply be upstanding for our new national anthem - as revealed above. (Vid...

Was It Paradise Or Punishment?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

Viewers took to Twitter to celebrate a fiery and colourful end to the Games, with much of the comment focusing on the prominence given to Coldplay. ...


The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

War heroes and pop stars shared the stage as the London 2012 drew to a close, after six weeks of tears, roars and athletic prowess. The closing cer...

Quadruple Gold Medallists David Weir And Sarah Storey Will Be Closing Ceremony Flag-Bearers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

Quadruple gold medal winners David Weir and Sarah Storey will be flag-bearers for Sunday's closing ceremony, organisers said on Sunday. Wheelchair ...

Olympic Games Fails To Boost Sales Figures

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

There might have been a "feel-good factor" surrounding the Olympic Games - but it didn't prompt consumers to part with extra pennies in the nation's ...