Gold Medals

London 2012 Paralympics Legacy, a Turning Point for Disability

Sophie Christiansen | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Sport
Sophie Christiansen

I do think that London 2012 was a turning point in perception about disability. Not only is there now a huge appetite for Paralympic sport, but I think attitudes did start to change. I've noticed it myself, in people's reactions to me. In the past, people have often seemed apprehensive about how to talk to me because I have cerebral palsy, but I have noticed that since last summer, people seem much more comfortable coming over and talking to me than they ever did before.

London 2012: Worth Its Weight In Gold (PICTURES)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Almost 80% of Britons believe the £9 billion spent on the Olympic Games was value for money, according to a new poll that shows a lasting nostalgia f...

No Gold Hat-Trick For Ellie

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport

A hat-trick of gold medals proved a length too far for swimming sensation Ellie Simmonds. The teenager, roared on by a near-capacity crowd, swam to...

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.

He's Got To Mo-ve It Mo-ve It: Farah Could Become Britain's Greatest Track Athlete

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

Mo Farah could become Britain's greatest track and field athlete today as he goes for gold in the 5,000m. Victory in the event in which he is alrea...

The Couch Olympiad Three: Not Just Best of British, but Best in Class

Jacqui Evans | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport
Jacqui Evans

Gosh. This Olympics thing really is all about strength, stamina and a dash of intestinal fortitude isn't it.

GOLD! Dressage Medal Makes 23rd Top Medal For Team GB

PA | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

British dressage prodigy Charlotte Dujardin rewrote history for the second time this week as she beat her own coach to claim a sensational gold on her...

A Heroes Welcome: Athletes To Get London Victory Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

Bedecked in gold, silver and bronze, Team GB's Olympic heroes will be part of a victory parade through central London to honour the athletes' record-b...

Inspire A Generation? Minister Promises To Prioritise Sports Funding

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Olympics minister Hugh Robertson promised that maintaining funding for elite sport will be his top priority, after the record-breaking performance of ...

Yorkshire Gold: County Would Be Tenth In Medals Table

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Could the Olympics see the start of a call for a Yorkshire republic as the county decides, justifiably, that the rest of the UK is holding it back? ...

A Mod Night Out: Wiggins Meets Weller

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Bradley Wiggins's mod style is almost as famous as his gold medal - and both were on display on Monday night, as he chatted to one of his musical hero...

Jumping For Gold: Team GB Take Equestrian Medal

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Team GB's show jumpers have won yet another gold medal to add to the country's tally, following a jump-off victory over the Netherlands. The Britis...

Tweddle With A Medal: Gymnast Wins Bronze

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot] | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

British gymnast Beth Tweddle has take the bronze in the Women's Uneven bars. A tearful Tweddle smiled as the crowd applauded her routine and score ...

Go Aus Zealand! Australia's Last Ditch Attempt To Steal Medal Glory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

In a last-ditch attempt for Games glory, Australia's tabloid media have tried different tactics to boost the nation's sporting achievements - includin...

And the Gold Medal Goes to...Wonky!

Jodie Butt | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Butt

If talking were an Olympic sport I'm pretty sure I'd be world class. Move over Wiggins, here I come, making my bid for Gold in the freestyle talking nonsense relay - complete with signature hand gestures, accents and facial expressions. The Italians, who, let's face it, would be the only real competition, wouldn't even come close!

The Olympics: Firmly in the Grip of Glorious Delusions

Michael Buerk | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Sport
Michael Buerk

The Olympic ideal is enshrined in an organising committee as self-serving and historically corrupt as any in world sport...and, believe me, that is a fierce competition. They demand the Zil lanes and the best seats which they are, apparently, too busy being lushed up to use.

Royal Mail Stamps For Olympic Champs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Team GB's gold medal winners will have their faces on Royal Mail stamps - just 24 hours after Bradley Wiggins, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stood...

Hingis and Federer Could Reignite Tennis's Olympic Flame

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK
Scott Jordan Harris

Next summer, on the peerless courts of the All England Club, two players will end the 88-year reign of R. Norris Williams and Hazel Wightman as the mixed doubles champions of Olympic tennis. For the good of the sport, and the good of the Games, let us hope those players are Roger Federer and Martina Hingis.