London Olympics

Olympic Hero Thorpe In Intensive Care And 'May Lose Use Of An Arm'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport

Ian Thorpe may lose the use of an arm after he contracted a bug following surgery while at home in Switzerland. The 31-year-old has returned to his...

Boris And Harry Are The Kings Of Swing

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Prince Harry and London Mayor Boris Johnson became the Kings of Swing for a day when they tested the new attractions at London's Queen Elizabeth Olymp...

Fred Phelps Dies, So Twitter Mourns Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport

Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, died at the age of 84 this week, yet somehow some tweeters mistook him for former swimmer and...

Tom Daley's Trunks Added To Google Street View

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech

There are lots of things to look at in the vast collection of 360-degree imagery that is Google street view. To that you can now add Tom Daley's t...

Funding a Future Generation: Where No Child Is Left Behind

Kat Pugh | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

This week I attended the Commonwealth Observance Day service, where I was privileged to hear from Lord Coe, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Malala Yousafzai. The theme of the event centred around team as the Commonwealth builds up to the 2014 games.

Olympic Champion Thorpe 'Admitted To Rehab' For Depression (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has been admitted to rehab for depression after being found "disoriented" in the street. Thorp...

2014: Embracing the Fashion/Sport Mash-Up Trend

Emilie Riis | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emilie Riis

The fashion industry has artfully latched onto our fitness obsession. It all started in 2004 when Stella McCartney designed her first collection for Adidas. Her collection was soon after followed by a collaboration between Puma and Alexander McQueen.

'I Couldn't Be Happier' - Daley Reveals He Is In A Gay Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a gay relationship. The 19-year-old revealed he has been dating a man since the spring in a video pos...

Should Team GB Field A Women's Team At Rio 2016?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Sport

England women's football captain Casey Stoney hopes a Team GB side will be allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics in 2016. The Football Association...

Lochte Suffers Bizarre Injury Trying To Catch Teen Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Sport

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been sidelined after an encounter with an enthusiastic fan. The five-time Olympic gold medallist tore a ligament an...

Anthony Joshua... A New Boxing Star Is Born

Mark Foster | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

For those of you who do not follow boxing regularly and haven't heard of Anthony Joshua, I guarantee that in the very near future everyone in the UK will know who this man is. He follows in the footsteps of the great British boxers that we seem to produce every 20 years or so.

Is This How We Treat Our Sporting Heroes?

PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

Paralympic wheelchair racer David Weir is being refused a home with a downstairs toilet, it has been reported. Weir, the winner of four gold medals...

'Naked Olympic Runners Would Be Great'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

With the 2020 Olympic Games set to be hosted in Tokyo, Boris Johnson has suggested that Japanese Olympic officials should consider making athletes run...

Olympic Legacy Alive and Kicking

Mark Foster | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I don't want to claim that community sports aren't facing real difficulties with regard to funding and keeping local facilities open, but it is worth publicising those events where local people are continuing to get involved in mass participation events, despite all the controversial funding issues. These events are also showing even the most cynical of commentators, that even after the lucrative advertising opportunities that the Olympics created have disappeared, corporate business and sponsors are still putting effort and resources into getting communities and young people interested in sport.

Immigration - Let Them In!!

Ashish Prashar | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

We need to talk about the benefits that immigration has brought to our economy and society, and deliver real immigration reform that provides a fair, effective and common sense system.

The 10 Commandments of London 2012

Baroness Oona King | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Politics
Baroness Oona King

The history books may record the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics as Britain's finest hour since the Second World War. Is that over-blown hype? Maybe. But the semi-biblical gushing from the commentariat is deservedly earned. Stratford is the new Jerusalem... What did it take for us to become winners? Here are The 10 Commandments from London 2012 to which both Government and citizen alike should aspire...

Let's Create a Great Green Britain

Graham Duxbury | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK
Graham Duxbury

Britain's Personal Best campaign is aiming to keep the 2012 Olympic spirit alive by mobilising people to push themselves to do better in any part of their lives; and our call is for the public to help us by using, improving and protecting their local environments.

London - Just One Big Dysfunctional Family?

Josh Zitser | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Zitser

What events like the Royal Wedding, the London Olympics and Wimbledon show are that, deep down, we are in fact amongst that most genuine and charming people out there. Give us a bottle of Pimms and we'll stumble and knock over our metaphorical walls. Give us a bit of sun as a remedy to our coldness, and our solar-powered souls are reinvigorated.

Samuel Luckhurst

'Dopers Are Ruining Their Lives'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Sport

What Laura Trott lacks in stature she makes up with in frankness. Engaging and chatty, she is as energetic on the phone as she is on the track during ...

Wayne Rooney Is More Out of Touch Than George Osborne

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Sport
Gareth Edmundson

Right now, Wayne Rooney is possibly the leading light of spectacular self interest and PR misjudgement that seems to run through Premiership football at present.

What's Made Us All So Happy?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations are thought to have boosted people's happiness over the last year, according to research. ...

The Olympic Legacy: Fact or Fiction?

Chris Mayhew | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Sport
Chris Mayhew

The phrase 'Olympic legacy' has been reverberating around the ears of every British citizen, and by now it is beginning to make a bit of a racket. And as we arrive at the one year anniversary of what was an awe-inspiring event and survey the scene, everyday inhabitants of this fantastic island are forced to question the reality of said legacy.

'Let's Get It On'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport

The world's fastest man Usain Bolt has confirmed he would be prepared to take on British track star Mo Farah in a 600 metres race for charity. Bolt...

Bolt Visits The Shard (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt visited the Shard on Thursday ahead of this weekend's London 2012 Anniversary Games. However the build-up has been dominated by the fail...

Ennis-Hill Admits She Could Pull Out Of World Chapionships (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill insists she will only compete at next month's World Championships if she is fit enough to challenge for gold. The Olympic heptat...