Commonwealth Games

Scotland Launches Equality Blitz to Coincide With the Commonwealth Games

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

Whatever people think about Alex Salmond and the push for Scottish independence, his statement and actions are the most forthright and supportive on LGBTI equality by any leader of any host nation during a major international sporting event. Neither David Cameron nor Boris Johnson did anything similar during the London Olympics. This is a unique, unprecedented initiative for which Alex Salmond and the Scottish government deserve full credit and commendation. For LGBTI communities in the 42 Commonwealth countries where homosexuality is still criminalised, the Scottish government's pro-LGBTI stance means a lot. It will comfort them and, I hope, discomfort their homophobic governments. It demonstrates Scotland's commitment to a truly equal and inclusive Games. Bravo!

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...

Prince William Joins Photobomb Royalty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport

First it was the Queen, then Prince Harry and now Prince William has done it - yes, the Duke Of Cambridge has joined the Royal photobomb craze. Wil...

Bolt Brands Glasgow 2014 As 'A Bit S***'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport

UPDATE: 1030, 30 July 2014 - Usain Bolt reaction Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has hit back at claims that he described the Glasgow 2014 Com...

WATCH: Kid Tries To Run Along With Commonwealth Games Marathon Runners, Things Go Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Marathon running: it's not as easy as it looks. Just ask this kid, who tried to run alongside the competitors in the Glasgow 2014 40km women's mara...

Copying Gran? Prince Harry Photobombs New Zealand Rugby Coach

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

His grandmother was at it last week and on Monday Prince Harry couldn't resist photobombing New Zealand rugby officials at the Commonwealth Games. ...

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-...

'You Don't Need to Eat Animals to Stay Fit': Five Vegans Who Have Taken the Athletic World By Storm

Hilary Wardle | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

With the Commonwealth Games in full swing, it seems like a good time to take a look at the link between veganism- often considered a very restrictive diet- and athletic success. Can you excel as a world class athlete without meat, eggs or milk?

13-Year-Old Bronze Medallist Davies Tipped For 2016 Paralympics Place

PA | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport

Scotland's 13-year-old Commonwealth Games hero Erraid Davies has been told she should target the Paralympics in Rio. The next stop for the Shetland t...

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...

Here's How To get Your Hands On A Giant Tunnock's Teacake

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK

Second only to the gorgeous little Scottish terriers that accompanied each team, the undoubted stars of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony were t...

Should Daniel Wallace Have Shouted 'Freedom'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Gold medal winning swimmer Daniel Wallace has back-stroked on his cry of "freedom!" when he touched home first at the Commonwealth games, insisting it...

The Week in Social Media

Chris York | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Chris York

A little round-up of some things of note that happened in the world of social media this week. Highlights include traditional media outlets being beaten to stories by Twitter, Scottish Terriers stealing the show at the Commonwealth Games ceremony and the inevitable dog gif...

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.

How To Become A Cycling Superstar From An Olympic Champion

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Commonwealth Games 2014 have kicked off with a bang, and watching our sporting heroes and heroines doing their thing in Glasgow has got us in the ...

The Week In 20 Funny Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Welcome to our all - well, slightly - new round-up of the week's silliest snaps. Twenty of them, to be precise. And it all kicks off with quite possib...

The #Glasgow2014 Opening Ceremony, Ed Miliband, Prince George And More: The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy

What a week! The week of the brilliant, bonkers and brilliantly bonkers opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow... The inspiration f...

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...

Commonwealth Games Cyclist Rapped Over Knuckles After Gaza 'Protest'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport

A Malaysian cyclist who competed in gloves bearing the motif 'Save Gaza' at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome won't be kicked out of the Commonwealth Games ...

16 Brilliant Things Spotted In Glasgow (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy

To celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a round-up of marvellous Glasgow spots, as found by the people of the internet... SEE ALSO: 20 Things We ...

England's Stimpson Claims First Gold At Commonwealth Games

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

English triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games to banish the pain of missing out on the London Olympics. Cana...

The Queen Photobombs Australian Athletes' Selfie (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy

So Australian hockey player Jayde Taylor may have just posted the photo of the year: Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!! 😄 👑 #royalty #s...

'It's All About Love' - That Barrowman Kiss Explained

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

John Barrowman's gay kiss during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was scripted. The kiss between actor Barrowman and a kilted dancer was a "...

Watch SuBo Forget Her Words At The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

With an estimated global audience of one billion people watching it was no wonder that nerves got the better of Susan Boyle for a few brief moments at...

The Funniest Tweets About The Opening Ceremony Of #Glasgow2014

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy

The opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games had it all. Giant Tunnock's tea cakes. Small Scottish terriers. John Barrowman being carried aloft...