2012 Olympics

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. ...

FESTIVAL OF THE FLAME (PICTURES)

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 ...

Mo Farah Says Hello!

Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

Mo Farah has revealed the names of his new twins after posing in exclusive photos for Hello! Magazine. Farah, who brought joy to the nation with hi...

PHOTOS: From Abbey Road To Stratford

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

As dawn was breaking across London, the Paralympic torch was being carried through the capital towards the Olympic Park, where tonight it will ignite ...

Paralympic Games 'Will Change Attitudes Towards Disability'

PA | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

The Paralympic Games will change attitudes towards disability around the world, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today. Speaking as torchbearers ...

Paralympic Organisers Accused Of Discriminating Against Wheelchair Users

PA | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

The organisers of the Paralympic Games have been accused of discriminating against the disabled by making wheelchair users book tickets for events via...

Australian Athlete 'Snubbed' For Black Power Support May Finally Get Apology

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

It is one of the most iconic Olympic images, two black American athletes, standing next to a white Australian, and raising their fists in a black powe...