UK Athletics

'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 25.07.2014 | 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 23.07.2014 | 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.

Your Day-By-Day Guide To The Commonwealth Games

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

WEDNESDAY 23 JULY - opening ceremony starts at 2014 and features 3,000 cast members and 4,5000 athletes from the 71 competing nations. THURSDAY 24 ...

Baby Joy For Olympian Jessica Ennis

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has given birth to a baby boy. The 28-year-old, who won heptathlon gold at London 2012, announced on Twitter th...

Petition Demands Re-Think Over 'Embarrassing' Scotland Commonwealth Games Outfit

PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Thousands of people have signed an online petition to drop the outfits Scottish athletes are to wear at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony. Scotland...

Scotland's Commonwealth Games Opening Parade Uniform Suffers Backlash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Scotland's hopes of independence are about as remote as the country's national side making it to the 2018 World Cup, and to compound the misery just l...

What Makes the Commonwealth Games Extra Special to Me?

Rhys Williams | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Rhys Williams

It is different putting on the Welsh vest compared to the British vest, and being rivals with athletes who are normal on the same team as you. But that is all part of what makes the Commonwealth Games extra special and to me it's as special as the Olympics. I was fourth in 2006, third in 2010 so this time I want to go even better...

London Could Host 2016 Olympics As Rio Falls Behind Schedule

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Sport

London could host the 2016 Olympics because Brazil is so far behind on preparations for the Rio Games in 2016. According to the Evening Standard, a...

On This Day In 1954: Bannister Ran The Four-Minute Mile (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Sport

Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes at Iffley Road, Oxford, 60 years ago today. It was on a wet, blustery spri...

Dirty Tricks In The Battle For The Four Minute Mile

Endeavour Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport
Endeavour Press

Things were very different - 60 years ago - when Roger Bannister became an icon to England and the British Empire by becoming the first to break the four minute mile. For decades people had speculated about whether this barrier could be conquered - and some suggested that you might die in the attempt.

WATCH: London 2012 Hero Rutherford Breaks British Long Jump Record (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Sport

Greg Rutherford has set a new British long jump record of 8.51 metres in Chula Vista, San Diego. The Olympic champion, who had equalled Chris Tomli...

Farah Must Make Decision Over Track And Marathon (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport

Marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang has warned Mo Farah it is impossible to balance running the marathon and competing on the track. The Ke...