UK Athletics

Heir To Bolt? The Beast Runs Joint-Third Fastest Time In 100m

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Sport

Yohan Blake became just the third sprinter in history to run the 100 metres in 9.69 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. ...

Now Bolt Considers The Long Jump

PA | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic long jumpers could be forgiven for feeling slightly nervous today - the world's fastest man Usain Bolt is pondering a move into their sandpit....

Now We Can Start Ignoring Each Other Again - Post Olympic Mania

Kerry Hudson | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Now the main games are over, the general public of London commuters seem to be back to their old selves - if a stranger speaks to them on the Tube they pretend they don't hear for being engrossed in their book.

GALLERY: Team GB's Paralympians

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Sport

The London 2012 Paralympics begin on 29 August to offer the Great British public an additional 11 days' multi-sport event this summer. Ahead of the...

'Ennis The Menace' Appears In The Beano

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Sport

Gold medals often lead to perks and privileges, and Team GB"s London 2012 Olympic hepatathlon Jessica Ennis now adorns the cover of this week's Beano ...

GALLERY: Sports Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Sport

Post-Olympics blues came in the guise of Kevin Pietersen departing the England Test scene (for good), Robin van Persie becoming the first Arsenal play...

All Aboard! Bolt Leaves London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Sport

After lighting up London 2012, six-times Olympic gold-medallist Usain Bolt has tweeted a goodbye from Heathrow Airport. The Jamaican, looking typic...

PICTURES: The Beast Reaffirms Johnny English Obsession

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Sport

Yohan Blake, the triple-Olympic medallist at London 2012, has again namechecked Rowan Atkinson character Johnny English as his obsession with the char...

Jess' Golden Labrador

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis turned her chocolate labrador into a golden labrador when she draped her London 2012 Olympics medal around pet Myla for a picture. ...

London 2012: The Olympic Experience

Lloyd Paige | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Sport
Lloyd Paige

The Olympic Games 2012 are over and judging by the outpouring of grief, it will take many of us a long time to get over that fact. This is because wall to wall coverage does something to the mental thought process. It stops us from worrying about the mundane things in life and provides escapism. Thankfully the Olympics got off to a flyer but it wasn't long before the controversies began to roll in.

An Infographic On Yorkshire's London 2012 Olympics Success

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

Yorkshire, had it been a republic, would have finished 12th in the London 2012 Olympics medal table after winning twelve medals - seven of them gold. ...

Government Guarantees Funding For Olympics Sport - But What About In Schools?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

Government funding for Olympic sports in the UK has been guaranteed for the next four years – but experts have warned that without investing in scho...

Adam Gemili Faulty Pass Disqualifies Team GB 4x100m

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

Team GB'S Great Britain men's 4x100 metres team have been disqualified after promising teen Adam Gemili took the baton outside of the designated box -...

Bolt Celebrates 200m Win By Dabbling In Photography

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt basked in the glow of his fifth Olympic gold medal after winning the 200 metres at the London 2012 by taking photographs of spectators. ...

'I Heard It.' US Sprinter Breaks Leg During Sprint

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

The United States' comfortable qualification for the 4x400 metre relay final at the London 2012 Olympics on Thursday morning was tainted when sprinter...

'No-one Remembers Who Lewis Is, He's Just Looking For Attention'

PA | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has hit out at people who make claims about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in athletics, and has "lost all respect" for former Olym...

Grabarz Shows Off His Birthday Suit - And Medal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Sport

Robbie Grabarz, Team GB's bronze medalist in the high jump, has shown off his London 2012 Olympic medal on Twitter... along with his birthday suit. ...

Golden Touch? Team GB Seek To Get Back To Winning Ways

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

Team GB will aim to get back into the winning habit after a rare gold medal-free day. Among the main contenders for a podium place today will be Ni...

PICTURES: First Saudi Female Competes In Athletics At Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Sport

Sarah Attar has become the first ever Saudi Arabian woman to compete for her nation in athletics at an Olympics. Judokan Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdul...

Don't Compare Olympians and Footballers

Doron Salomon | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Sport
Doron Salomon

It's that time of the four year cycle that Olympic athletes get compared to our more regular, familiar, stars. As comparisons go, it's hugely unfair. Predominantly it's footballers, but the prima donna attitude of other stars such as Kevin Pietersen has seen sportsmen in a whole variety of disciplines compared too.

Samuel Luckhurst

Idowu Admits 'He Was Never Going To Finish' Triple Jump Competition | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Sport

Phillips Idowu admitted "he was never going to finish" the men's triple jump event at the London 2012 Olympics. Idowu, the 2008 silver medallist, r...

Ennis Stuck In The Middle With Two (Giants)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis wasn't short of male admirers before her Olympic gold success, and the heptathlete has posted a picture with Lawrence Okoye and Carl Mye...

PHOTOS: Make Way For The Mobot

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Following Mo Farah's incredible performance in the 10,000m on Sunday night, his celebratory "Mobot" move has taken the world - and Twitter - by storm....

Samuel Luckhurst

NBC Don't Show Bolt's Sprint Live | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt retained his 100 metres Olympics title, but American broadcaster NBC did not show the London 2012 blue ribbon race live for its audience. ...

REVIEW: The Hard Yards Behind The Lightning Bolt

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

This weekend saw Usain Bolt sprint into the history books again, running the second fastest 100 metres in history, and defending his Olympic title int...