London 2012 Olympic Games

Ennis And Weir Voted Olympian And Paralympian Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Sport

Heptathlete Jessica Ennis and wheelchair racer David Weir rounded off a golden year of success by being voted British Olympic and Paralympic Athlete o...

Got A Spare £15k? Wiggins' Throne's Up For Auction

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Sport

The golden throne in which Bradley Wiggins celebrated his Olympic win with a laid-back double-handed peace sign is set to fetch up to £15,000 at auct...

Made in Britain

Ian Mason | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ian Mason

Yet, as the lights came down on the final day of the 'greatest show on earth', I was left asking the uncomfortable question - what next for this great nation?

Britain Wins Gold!

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Sport

Cyclist Sarah Storey has been hailed as ParalympicsGB's golden girl as she became the first Brit to bag a gold medal at the Games. The star of the ...

What? The Olympics Are Over? Don't Worry, I Can Help

Alfie Evers | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

As I sat on Blackheath watching the closing ceremony, I embraced the collective groan as God's gift to music - Jessie J - took to the giant screen, before a sniff of sadness hit me.

A New Leash Of Life! (PICTURES)

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

A dog has learnt to walk on two legs after his front limbs had to be amputated following a fall from a three storey building. London, a pitbull pu...

The Week That Was: Great Britain

Carla Buzasi | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As I type this, I should probably be wearing a pair of those cheesy Olympic-five-ring sunglasses, with a fake Union Jack tattoo on my ankle and a cuddly Wenlock tucked under my arm. I'm not, for the record, having just about got my love affair with London 2012 in check, but it's been something of a head vs heart battle... week two of the greatest Olympic games ever (they are, I don't care if it's not cool to say it) has been as brilliant as the first.

Model Who Lost Hand And Eye In Propeller Accident Makes First Public Appearance At London Olympics

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK

A model and fashion blogger who lost her hand and eye after accidentally walking into a spinning plane propeller has given her first interview – at ...

Fury After Ennis's Golden Postbox Is Vandalised

PA | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

A postbox that was painted gold in Jessica Ennis's home city to celebrate her Olympic triumph has been vandalised. Graffiti was daubed on the box i...

Pets On The Podium: Meet The Cats And Dogs Named After Britain's Olympic Gold Medallists (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK

We've had London 2012 gold post boxes, stamps and now an animal charity has named 16 of its dogs and cats after Britain's Olympic gold medallists. ...

Samuel Luckhurst

Murray Misses Out On Double Gold | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Andy Murray was denied a second Olympic gold medal of the day after he and Laura Robson were defeated in the mixed doubles by number one seeds Max Mir...

Greatest Of All Britons

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Stephen Hull and Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford set the country alight on "Super Saturday" after each winning gold medals in what is surely one of the mos...

Ennis Wins Gold For Team GB

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Stephen Hull | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis made Olympic history on Saturday after destroying the opposition to win the heptathlon gold medal at her home games. Ennis crosses th...

PICTURES: Jessica's London Games

Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Sport


PICTURES: Jessica's London Games

Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Sport


Samuel Luckhurst

Adlington Takes Bronze in 800m Freestyle | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Sport

Rebecca Adlington failed to repeat the heroics of Beijing in front of her home crowd, finishing third in the 800m freestyle at the Aquatic Centre on F...

Gold Rush: Team GB Wins Two Golds, A Silver And Two Bronzes In One Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Sport

Britain was left buzzing on Wednesday after storming up the medal table to 11th with two golds, one silver and two bronzes. The nation had started ...

'Vodka And Tonic, I'll Have A Few Of Them Tonight'

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

"Vodka and tonic, I'll have a few of them tonight," joked Bradley Wiggins moments after winning yet another Olympic gold and making British sporting h...

USA Basketball Stars Start Partying At 2.30am

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Sport

At the USA's track and field press conference on Monday, sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross admitted the Olympic Village was a "relaxed" environment but the...

Restricted View From the Cheap(er) Seats - the London 2012 Opening Ceremony

Ros Satar | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ros Satar

The world would be watching with intent, as London would officially kick off all proceedings. Would it live up to the hype, would the transport system cope, would security hold up? The answers were all in the positive!

The Olympics Opening Ceremony - Things Can Only Get Better

Nick Abbot | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Nick Abbot

For the past four years, ever since that bus exploded in the Beijing stadium and Catweazle played a guitar while the world's most famous custodian of haircuts booted a ball who knows where, we as nation have been moaning about the Olympics.

Team GB - Perennial Footballing Underdogs

Greg Jenner | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Sport
Greg Jenner

So, finally they are here. After seven years of counting down the days, the Olympic Games are no longer an expensive and controversial smudge on the horizon. Like, love or loathe them, few can deny the Olympics provide plenty of drama - not all of it sporting - and the Great Britain football team has been a particularly inflammatory subject in the protracted lead-up.

Paul Vale

Old Trafford Hosts Olympic Opener For Team GB | Paul Vale | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Sport

“It's hard to know just how well it will turn out," said Mitt Romney on Wednesday when asked about London’s hosting of the Olympics. It is a s...

Pain, Gain and the Race of Life

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

This summer, the world is looking towards London to celebrate its athletes. For them, the saying 'no pain, no gain' is part of their path to excellence.

WATCH: Lewis' Four Golds At LA '84

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Sport

Carl Lewis electrified the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics when, at the tender age of 23, he built on his 1983 World Championships title with four gold meda...