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Spice Girls Spotted Rehearsing For Games Closer

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rumours that the Spice Girls will be reuniting to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony look to be true after the band were pictured apparentl...

Spice Girls Spotted Rehearsing For Games Closer

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rumours that the Spice Girls will be reuniting to perform at the Olympic Games closing ceremony look to be true after the band were pictured apparentl...

How John Peel Fell For Tubular Bells, Helped Start Virgin...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

When John Peel decided to play a long instrumental album by an unknown musician on his radio show, he put the wheels in motion for a worldwide smash, ...

What Scared Wiggins?

Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bradley Wiggins has revealed getting on his bike for the Olympic time-trial and competing under the pressure of a whole nation's hopes was not what sc...

Vaughan Williams and Englishness

Neil Simpson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Neil Simpson

Danny Boyle's messianic opening to the Olympic Games gave the world a view of Britain. It was an image of an island rudely awakened from an idyllic pastoral slumber by an eruption of steam power, coal fired furnaces and soot covered satanic mills.

The Queen, the Olympics and the Signing Kids in Pyjamas: the Reality of Life for a Small Charity

Ruth Thorlby | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK
Ruth Thorlby

The choir was founded on a shoestring and has been run on a shoestring ever since. A week since the opening ceremony, a wave of public interest has engulfed them.

My Olympic Week

Catherine Lawson | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Sport
Catherine Lawson

It's the end of the first week of the London 2012 Olympics and I've learned two valuable life lessons: first, grown men will fight small children for the chance to sit at the front of the DLR and pretend to be the driver; and second, don't jump up for a full-on Mexican Wave whilst holding a plastic pint glass full of lager.

London 2012 One Week In - My Only Complaint is Having Nothing to Complain About

Luke McGee | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Sport
Luke McGee

As someone covering the Olympics, nothing could be more boring than everything going so well that Boris Johnson being stuck on a zip-line managed to make the front pages as some kind of massive cock-up.

Caroline Frost

Mike Oldfield Reveals What DIDN'T Make It To Olympic Opening Ceremony

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

A central part in the £27-million Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza, his tunes played to a billion people around the globe – so how did Mike Ol...

Olympic Ghost Town: The Disappearing Crowds of London

Neil Fraser | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Sport
Neil Fraser

Once the Games has rolled out of town we are just left with the memories and the comedown. The reality of the impact of the Olympics will still be there so lets hope that the market gets back to normal and that the predicted influx of visitors show a bit more adventurous spirit and venture across the road from Oz to take a look at Kansas. Or to spell it out - that bit opposite Westfield, which after all, is where the real Stratford actually is.

Oh Danny Boy! Make Large-Scale Art Part of UK Culture

Matthew Tucker | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home
Matthew Tucker

"He is spending the day sleeping," - the statement from a LOCOG spokeswoman when asked about Danny Boyle's whereabouts, the morning after the acclaimed Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Golden Glory Still Eludes Great Britain... But the Best is Yet to Come

Josh Cowls | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Josh Cowls

The golds will come. In the meantime, let's savour the successes of those British athletes whose medals maybe be less shiny but whose stars are higher and brighter than ever.

The World's First Low Carbon Olympic Cauldron

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

Wow, what a show! Danny Boyle has shown why London is one of the world's great centres for the creative arts by turning the Olympic opening ceremony into a compelling piece of theatre depicting our progress from "ye olde England" to the modern, eclectic society we have become today.

How I Got My Job As A London 2012 Presenter

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

I feel so honoured to be part of the London 2012 Olympic Games and to have been chosen by Mr Danny Boyle to voice the ceremonies. However it wasn't without jumping through a few hoops... let's say five of them... that were on fire!

White, Middle-Class Man Complains About Multiculturalism

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Comedy

A white, middle-class, able-bodied man has complained that a cultural event didn't include enough people like him. "For centuries, we've had to put...

Danny Boyle - A Lesson In Leadership and a Lasting Legacy!

Olga Crosse | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Olga Crosse

Those of you that know me, know I am not or never have been a great fan of the Olympics disrupting the greatest city on earth purely for the benefit of the same chosen few that benefit from everything at our expense.

Huge Rise In Danny Boyle Film Sales After Spectacular Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Viewers around the globe heaped praise on Danny Boyle's epic Olympics Opening Ceremony this weekend and following the celebrations, the director has s...

A Life Less Ordinary: How I Came to Perform in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Natalie R Harris | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Natalie R Harris

Months of early-morning dance rehearsals all come down to this. Immune to 80,000 noisy ticket holders outside, all we hear are instructions from Gina, our Manc director and segment chartist, on our in-ear radios. It's 9.57pm on Friday 27th July 2012, and we're about to be watched by an expected more than a billion people for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Our Island Story

Sunder Katwala | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Politics
Sunder Katwala

"The isle is full of noises", read the tempestuous pledge on the giant Olympic bell. From the moment that our latest British sporting great, the Belgian-born cycling hero Bradley Wiggins, rang the giant Whitechapel bell, and Kenneth Branagh began to narrate a story of this sceptred isle, Danny Boyle's opening ceremony certainly delivered on the promise.

'Leftie Multicultural Cr*p' it Was Not - But Did the Opening Ceremony Give Us the Legacy of Diversity That We Need?

Malory Nye | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Malory Nye

The 2012 London Olympic games were born in the melting pot of multiculturalism. As we were reminded on Friday, the tragedy of 7/7 happened on the day after the announcement of the success of the London bid. The London games arrived in 2005 with the London bombings. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then.

Opening Ceremony 'NHS Hospital Beds' To Be Donated To Tunisia

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

More than 300 hospital beds which featured in the Olympics opening ceremony to celebrate the NHS are to be donated to hospitals in Tunisia. The lum...

A Tale of Two Cities

Lindsey German | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Politics
Lindsey German

There was a strange disconnect between the historical pageant which opened the Olympic Games and reality in London today-not to mention the plutocrats in the VIP seats. While people cheered the suffragettes, the CND symbol, the lesbian kiss, the Sex Pistols, and of course the NHS, in the real austerity Britain the politicians and businessmen watching are bringing us more wars, privatising everything in sight and curtailing the right to protest.

Opening the Games in Style

Ali Gokal | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ali Gokal

Just a few hours ago I was all ready to write a piece damning the Olympics Opening Ceremony. I had read the Guardian's guide to watching the coverage and I was suitably apprehensive. The only question was how I was going to execute the slaughter.

A Tale of Two Britains

Milena Popova | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Milena Popova

From teasers and early coverage of rehearsals for the Olympic opening ceremony (turning the stadium into a representation of rural Britain, complete with sheep and all that), I must admit I was expecting a continuation of that story, a sequel to the sickly-sweet pageantry of the Jubilee complete with miles of bunting.

My Life in the Opening Ceremony Soundtrack

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Laxmi Hariharan

So by now most agree that Beijing had money but the London Olympics opening ceremony had soul, and that it was gloriously, quirkily, quintessentially British.