UK Athletics

Is Harry's Gloss Shiny Enough to Sustain the Momentum of the Invictus Games?

Will Glendinning | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Sport
Will Glendinning

In my experience of organising events of a similar scale, the hardest part is either to convince people to part with cash or grant permission for the event to go ahead. Let's hope Harry's vision can help many more events with both.

Asher Smith Passes Another Test On The Track - On Morning She Got Her A-Levels

The Huffington Post UK And PA | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

Dina Asher-Smith will be vying for a place in the 200 metres European Championships final later today after easing through heats on the morning she re...

Ouch! One High Jumper Didn't Even Get Off The Ground

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Sport

Aleksey Dmitrik was competing in the high jump but didn't even make a jump at the European Championships in Zurich. An incident sure to appear ...

Steeplechaser Has Had A Really Bad Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Spanish athlete Víctor García had a bad day during the men's 3000 metres steeplechase at Zurich. The Spaniard suffered a nasty fall at the Letzig...

Why Did Farah Miss The Commonwealth Games?

The Huffington Post UK And PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Mo Farah has revealed what started out as a tooth infection ended with him collapsing in his bathroom and being airlifted to hospital due to concerns ...

Bolt Bumps Into HuffPost UK Social Media Editor At The Dentists'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Sport

There are few things more boring than a trip to the the dentist's, however Huffington Post UK's social media editor Chris York was astonished to find ...

Glasgow 2014 - We Did It Our Way

Wasim Mahmood | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport
Wasim Mahmood

With sell-out crowds, a smooth operation and the absence of any notable hiccup, organisers deserve applause for delivering a near flawless spectacle... No sooner had the closing ceremony started that it became clear Glasgow had breathed new life into what was considered an ailing event.

The Persecution Of Usain Bolt (or How D**kheads Ruin Sports Reporting)

David Fearnhead | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

After Bolt's experience in Glasgow he might well decide it's just not worth risking a casual chat with a journalist, or even making a joke for fear it be twisted. If that were to happen he will become what every sports journalist loathes: someone who trots out the same, safe, coached clichés which offer neither insight nor entertainment.

Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony Live

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Sport

There'll be a boom bang a bang around Hampden Park and the attendants will be spinning around when Lulu and Kylie Minogue bring down the curtain on th...

'And I Would Walk 500 Miles...' Bolt Dances To The Proclaimers BEFORE Taking Gold

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt landed his first Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 4x100 metres and warmed up for his latest triumph by dancing to The Proclaimers. H...

'Glasgow Is A Freezer And I Can't Wait To Get Out' - Jamaican Sprinter Looking Forward To Sunny Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Sport

The Jamaicans aren't very fond of Glasgow. Usain Bolt caused a storm when he said the Scottish city's weather as "shit" and now his Jamaican teammate ...

Bolt 'S**t' Storm Transcript Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt said it was "nonsense" he had called the Commonwealth Games "a bit shit" and accused a journalist of "creating lies to make headlines". ...

S**t? Bolt Clearly Loves The Commonwealth Games

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport

Following accusations he described the Games as "a bit shit", Usain Bolt was pictured waving the Jamaican flag and visibly enjoying what the Commonwea...

'Does The Designer Have A Square Brain?' - Chinese Running Track Might Not Impress Visiting Commies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

Chinese athletes can literally cut corners on a rectangular running track hastily prepared by officials ahead of Communist Party leaders' visit. Al...

Silver Lining For Gemili As He Aims To Give Bolt A Fright

PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

Adam Gemili has Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans in his sights after the English sprinter won 100 metres silver at the Commonwealth Games. The 20-year-...

Trott Overcomes Kidney Infection To Win Gold

PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Sport

England's Laura Trott defied a kidney infection to claim Commonwealth gold in thrilling fashion, pipping Wales' Elinor Barker in a photo finish to win...

My Journey to the Commonwealth Games

Conrad Williams | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
Conrad Williams

Here I go... I'm Conrad Williams, British 400m and 4x400m track & field athlete. As a late bloomer I started athletics at the age of 20. Before that I was just playing a bit of football and basketball, until one day walking through the park I saw the running track in my local area of Lewisham. It wasn't long until I joined my local club, Kent AC.

Welsh Hurdler Williams Suspended Over Doping Violation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport

Rhys Williams, the Wales' 400 metres hurdles champion, has been provisionally suspended after being charged with an anti-doping violation. The 30-y...

No-Go For Mo In Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Sport

Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games. Team England announced the 31-year-old double Olympic and world champion, who was due to go for ...

Live Coverage Of Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games began with a bang when an impressive Opening Ceremony won plaudits for its warmth and good humour. After seven years' ...

12 Epic Sporting Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

You can't have success without also encountering failure - and that includes in the world of professional sport. So to celebrate the start of the ...

10 Of The Best Athletes In Commonwealth Games History

The Huffington Post UK | Zac Forman | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The Commonwealth Games may not have the stature of the Olympics or World Championships but if you're competing against the likes of Usain Bolt in Glas...

Watch How Perth Opened The 1962 Commonwealth Games

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

"It was 93 in the shade in Perth." We don't think Glasgow will quite match the heat of the Commonwealth Games host city back in 1962 - even in the ...

Huge Global Audience Expected As Glasgow 2014 Opens

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The eyes of the world will fall on Glasgow later when the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place. The spectacle, described by ...

Let's Hope the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Give London 2012 a Run For Its Money

Margaret Curran | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Politics
Margaret Curran

The Games have been more than eight years in the making, beginning with the 2006 bid and only succeeding because of the hard work, support and patience of thousands of volunteers, organisers and residents. And there's a great deal of hard work still ahead, with some 15,000 Clyde-siders (the name given to the Commonwealth volunteers) selflessly giving up their time to help ensure things run smoothly. The Commonwealth Games will hopefully be some light relief (for politicians and the public!) from the referendum debate, and the vote that will happen on 18 September.