2016 Olympics

Anchoring The BBC's Rio Games Overnight Coverage Is A Dream Come True

Jason Mohammad | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Sport
Jason Mohammad

As a young lad growing up in Cardiff watching the BBC broadcast the Olympic Games, I dreamed that one day I would be trackside, maybe commentating - but surely never sitting in the studio as a main anchor. But like these athletes competing for their countries - I had a fire in my belly - a burning desire - an ambition to be on the broadcasting equivalent of the podium - the BBC TV studio!

My Olympic Career: Where It All Started

Sir Steven Redgrave | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Sir Steven Redgrave

Times haven't always been easy. Literally a few months before the Barcelona games in 1994 I found out that I have colitis, which is the inflammation of the intestines. There was doubt over whether I was ever going to be good enough to go to those games, but I bounced back quite quickly once I was diagnosed and was able to compete in the games. Then three years before Sydney - my last games - I came down as a diabetic, which was harder to deal with. When things are going really well you tend to dream big, of the final race and think about crossing the line, standing on the podium and having a medal put round your neck. When things aren't going very well, I bring it down to the here and now...

​19 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Football at the Olympic Games

Jamie Spencer | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Football has been a core part of the Olympics for over a century, but it's far from the most prominent of competitions on the global football calendar. And yet it still has a rich and interesting history that is ready and waiting for you to discover. Here's a look at 19 facts about Olympic football that you probably didn't know...

How the Public Is Divided on Transgender People in Sport

Scott Aronin | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Sport
Scott Aronin

The governing bodies of sport and society at large have not come to a consensus on a solution to this very complex issue. However, with the Olympics starting on Friday, it is bound to be at the forefront of many minds, both on the field and off.

Quicker, More Skilful, More Spectacular! Rugby Sevens Is the Perfect Sport for Olympic Inclusion

Thomas Castaignède | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Sport
Thomas Castaignède

There are currently 7.6million people around the world playing rugby and an HSBC Future of Rugby Report predicts that with rugby sevens as the spark, it will ignite significant growth that will double this number to 15million over the next ten years.

Bring on the Great: Show Your Support for Team GB Ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

Rebecca Adlington | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Sport
Rebecca Adlington

We can let our athletes know we're supporting them from afar. I do think that in Rio we can all do a little something to give our athletes that extra couple of percent that could make the difference to winning a medal and just missing out. That's what Team GB's Bring on the Great campaign is all about and I think the athletes today are so lucky to be able to benefit from things like social media and get that feeling support when away from home.

McIlroy To Represent Ireland At 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Golf makes its return to the Games for the first time since 1904, and the 25-year-...

UK Sport Missing Lessons of Recent History

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

Obviously it would have taken time to really create success at the top level and this is not to say that GB Basketball would have become the new British Cycling but UK Sport, by narrowing their focus on short-term success, seemed to have missed the lessons that recent history and success could have taught them.

A New Reason to Love Tom Daley

John Marrs | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Sport
John Marrs

The news that Tom Daley has outed himself as being in a same-sex relationship barely made the needle in anyone's internal Richter scale wobble. Even the outings of Ricky Martin, Joe McElderry and Will Young came as less of a surprise. It seems that everyone knew there was something Tom Daley wasn't telling us except for Tom himself.

Should Team GB Field A Women's Team At Rio 2016?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Sport

England women's football captain Casey Stoney hopes a Team GB side will be allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics in 2016. The Football Association...

Wiggins To Return To Velodrome For 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Bradley Wiggins intends to return to the velodrome for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old has conceded his chances of a secon...

Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium Closed Indefinitely (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Sport

The stadium which will host the athletics at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been closed for an indefinite period due to safety concerns about...

McIlroy May Not Play At 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy has admitted he may not play at the 2016 Olympics. Golf will be making its debut at Rio in three-and-a-half-years' time and McIlroy is...

Four-Time Gold Medallist Ainslie Retires From Olympic Sailing

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Sport

Four-time Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete at Rio 2016. Ainslie, 35, has decided to call time on his gl...

Bolt May Play Football Or Cricket After Rio 2016

BBC Sport | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Sport

Sprint star Usain Bolt will not appear in this year's Big Bash Twenty20 League but may consider switching to cricket or football after the 2016 Olympi...

Rugby Sevens is Exploding - and Here is its Greatest Ever Team

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Jordan Harris

For spectacular end-to-end excitement, there is no sport like rugby sevens--except perhaps that special brand of basketball played by the Harlem Globetrotters.