Gold Medal

Mo Farah Detained By Customs In 'US Terror Bungle'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

Olympic star Mo Farah has revealed how he was detained by US customs officials who suspected he was a terrorist, saying that despite his international...

Cyclists, for the Sake of Progress, be Nice to Everyone

Tom Edwards | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Edwards

I nearly died today. I am one of London's many cyclists and was cruising along one of London's many designated lanes when I was almost run down by a car turning through traffic into a road on my left.

Value Of Gold: What Riches Can Medal Winners Expect?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Team GB have been medalling like crazy during the past five weeks, but where will those pieces of gold take their owners? According to sports marke...

Ainslie's Renegade Gold Postbox Gets Stamp Of Approval

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK

Royal Mail has agreed to repaint a postbox gold in honour of Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie, after one Hampshire resident felt so strongly about living...

Morgan Uceny's 1500-meter Fall Provides Gold Medal Inspiration

Jill Lawson | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Sport
Jill Lawson

Everyone who watched the devastating fall of Morgan Uceny in the 1500-meter final was probably reminded of a time when they themselves felt shamed, low and completely defeated on some level. However painful to see, accidents or mistakes during a major competition such as the Olympic Games can teach us important lessons in life, though they are not always what we would expect.

Royal Mail Overturns Decision On Stamps For Paralympics Winners

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

The Royal Mail will issue a separate commemorative stamp for every British gold medal winner at the Paralympic games after accusations that the compan...

PHOTO: Nicola Adams' Dog Watches Her Fight On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Comedy

We have to admit: there was one point during yesterday's Olympic boxing match between Team GB's Nicola Adams and China's Ren Cancan when we found ours...

Winner Takes It All: Is Second Place Really Just the First Place Loser?

Thomas Midlane | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport
Thomas Midlane

Failure, it goes without saying, is a relative concept. For most of us mere mortals, failure is the feeling that creeps over you when you realise you've spent the entire day by yourself on the sofa, eating a whole packet of bakewell tarts and watching Jeremy Kyle reruns.

That's How They Get You (With Apologies to E. Blair)

Tom Doran | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Tom Doran

I like to consider myself a bone-deep cynic in the finest traditions of this nation. Grumbling is the badge of all my tribe; a positive, life-affirming species of grumble, rich with undertones of bloody-minded satisfaction.