Athlete

An Athlete's Perspective: Human Rights at the Winter Olympics

Jonathan Cook | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

Lost among much of the recent debate over human rights at the Sochi Winter Olympics, and Russia's 'anti-gay law', has been the fine line that athletes at Sochi have to tread between the strict restrictions placed upon 'political comment' by the International Olympic Committee, and remaining true to their own moral convictions.

Team GB Athlete Tom Brady - A Nouveau Rebel

Nik Thakkar | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Thakkar

Throughout our creative process (which was also supported by Philips, Samsung and Snow Queen Vodka), we've always made the conscious decision to partner with rebels and pioneers; for example every model cast was (and will always be) chosen on account of their personality, creative attributes and character - as opposed to solely their appearance.

Grinding It Out Since 1988: Life as a GB Rower

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

Being part of a successful and competitive team means the biggest challenge is not when we perform on the international stage, but to be selected. As such, each day is a chance to impress the coaching team, each day is a chance to become an Olympic medallist.

The Inspirational Tale of Mike Buss, the Deaf Endurance Athlete

Lucy Eyre-Tanner | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Sport
Lucy Eyre-Tanner

Hearing is definitely something we take for granted, along with everything else we are lucky enough to have. I remember an incident when I was 12 and I was getting incredibly frustrated with my friend who kept saying 'what?' and getting me to repeat myself over and over again.

FORTY Brave Adventurers Have Already Signed Up for the World's Richest Rowing Race

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Sport
Clare Macnaughton

More people have walked on the moon than have successfully rowed around the Great British coastline.

PICTURES: His Royal Hoyness Takes To The Skies

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy swapped his bike for a Royal Air Force Typhoon on Wednesday as he took to the skies above Scotland. The six-times go...

Abuse Athletes like Zoe Smith At Your Peril

Mark Hillary | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

As the London Olympic games approached, much talk was of the Olympic Athletes' Hub and how athletes would be more connected to their fans than ever before thanks to social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

Michael Johnson Takes Olympic Torch Around Stonehenge

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

One of the world's greatest ever athletes carried the Olympic Torch around Stonehenge at sunrise on a (surprisingly) bright Thursday. Michael Johns...

The John Amaechi Interview

Tom Kambouris | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Sport
Tom Kambouris

In 2007, four years after retiring from his NBA career, John publically declared he was gay. He is the only NBA player, past or present, to come out of the closet.

Olympic Runner Liz McColgan Cleared Of Assaulting Husband

PA | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

Former Olympic runner Liz McColgan has been found not guilty of assaulting her estranged husband at their family home. The 47-year-old said she was...