Olympic Athletes

If Olympians Like Rebecca Adlington Aren't Safe From Body Image Bullies, Who Is?

Poorna Bell | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

There is no hierarchy when it comes to abuse around a woman's body image - whether you're a celebrity or the average woman on the street. But I find it utterly shocking that these Olympians are viewed as fair game for online abusers. Worse, that the abuse has affected a gold-medal athlete so badly, she may have altered how she looks to fit an image of what other people think she should look like.

'This Is My Home And The Place That I Love'

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Olympics golden girl Jessica Ennis has told thousands of people in her home city: "This is my home and this is the place that I love." More than 10...

Jessica Ennis To Unveil Her Own Hollywood-Style Plaque In Sheffield

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis will unveil her new plaque on Sheffield's Hollywood-style Walk of Fame when she returns to her home city today. T...

Five Congo Olympians Missing, As Seven Cameroon Athletes Pledge To Stay

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

A judo athlete and four officials from the Congo have vanished in London, joining seven other athletes who have gone missing since the Games began. ...

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Retiring Athletes Ponder Future

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

For most retirees, plans might include a spot of golf, taking up pottery or going on Mediterranean cruises. But what if you retire before you are 30? ...

David Cameron Joins Mass Exodus As Athletes Fly Home

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Heathrow is braced for one of its busiest days in history, opening a new terminal to deal with the challenge of getting thousands of Olympic athletes ...

Athlete 'Without A Home' To Make His Olympic Debut

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

Three athletes caught the attention of millions a fortnight ago during the Opening Ceremony. High-fiving, laughing and dancing under the Olympic fl...

Out at the Olympics

B.J. Epstein | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
B.J. Epstein

There are more than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries (technically, Olympic committees) competing in 302 events in 26 sports at the Olympics in London this summer.

Golden Touch? Team GB Seek To Get Back To Winning Ways

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

Team GB will aim to get back into the winning habit after a rare gold medal-free day. Among the main contenders for a podium place today will be Ni...

Athlete or Sex Symbol? What Effect is Olympic Exposure Having on Women at Home and on Camera?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Contrast the way the male swimmers have been portrayed, with cameras studiously focusing on their upper halves, while discussion centres on their athleticism, in comparison with some female swimmers bodies being questioned as being overweight, while women volleyball players find their bottom halves dominate the pictures.

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...