Olympic Games

Mass Toilet Sit-In On Ipanema Beach (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Campaigners lowered their trousers and perched on toilets to protest at the amount of sewage being dumped into the sea. The event took place on Su...

India's First Female Fight Club

Mary Kom | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Mary Kom

Last week I came to London to announce that a long held dream of mine is coming true. In partnership with Vodafone, I'm going to share self-defence techniques and tips with women throughout India. We'll teach women mental and physical skills that will improve their self-confidence and help them defend themselves.

A Letter From Sochi

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Lustig

Make no mistake: the Sochi Games are Project Putin. The president is a keen skier and he has long been a fan of the Sochi slopes. He has invested a huge amount of personal prestige in these Games, which is why everyone expects that they'll be a huge success. If they fail, Mr Putin fails. And the Russian president doesn't do failure.

Dame Tessa Jowell To Step Down

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics

Dame Tessa Jowell has announced that she is to retire from Parliament after the next election. Speaking to her local constituent party, the MP, who ha...

Olympic Torch Launched Into Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Tech

The Olympic torch was been blasted into space on Thursday to make its first ever spacewalk though - obviously - it wont be lit. The iconic flame be...

Caroline Frost

DOCUMENTARY: How Many Of Ben Johnson's Rivals Were Drug-Free?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Everyone of sentient age in 1988 can remember where they were when they heard that sprinter Ben Johnson had been stripped of his gold medal at the Seo...

Boris Johnson Congratulates Tokyo On Winning Olympic Games

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Sport

London mayor Boris Johnson has sent "huge congratulations" to Tokyo in being named as the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In a tight ra...

Squash for the Olympics: Decision Time

James Willstrop | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

We want the Olympics to be squash's ultimate sporting event. We have a spectacle to offer, which will provide millions more people an opportunity to discover and take part in a fun, sociable and healthy sport. We have left it all out there now. Our cards are on the table. We've little else to give.

Playing to Our Strengths - Heritage, Babies and Boosting Brand Britain

Sandie Dawe | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Looking back at royal baby week, one can't help but realise the global reach of such occasions and the positive knock on effects for international tourism. Judging by the international media gathered in London for the birth of Prince George, Britain's profile has undoubtedly been lifted, with images and footage splashed across newspapers and TV sets globally... Hosting the very best national broadcasters from around the world puts us front of mind once again and reinvigorates our brand as we seek to maintain the momentum of the Royal Wedding, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and of course the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Olympics Legacy In Action..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

The government has claimed a new shopping centre in Croydon as evidence of the Olympic 'legacy'. The arrival of Westfield in the South London borou...

It's Time to Say No to Cynicism!

Kriss Akabusi | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kriss Akabusi

Life is not a dress-rehearsal and we have to remember that it's all about the now. The philosophy is about stepping into life with passion and pride, believing in yourself and engaging with the world in a positive way. It's about accepting that you may win or you may lose, but life is what you make of it and about how much you believe!

Has Paralympic Sport Become the Mainstream?

Suzi Williams | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

From the moment the Paralympians exploded into the Olympic Stadium and onto our screens, to the moment Cold Play dazzled at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony, something profound happened. Risks were taken, a moment seized, and a nation was lifted by the power of possibility.

Queen 'Volunteered' For Bond Sketch

PA | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Olympic ceremony guru Danny Boyle has revealed he did not actually ask the Queen to appear in his James Bond sketch - she volunteered. TV viewers a...

'Murder' With a Side of Sexism

William Davie | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Reeva Steenkamp was not just a body and a pair of breasts. She was a human being with her own dreams, her own opinions. Yes, she may have been beautiful, and she may have been a model. But that was not all that she was.

Courtside at the World Championship of Ping Pong

Corinne Purtill | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Sport
Corinne Purtill

Let's get some things straight: Table tennis and ping pong are the same thing, except on specific occasions when they are not. The World Championship of Ping Pong is such an event. Whether that's a good thing depends on who you ask.

Transforming London's Olympic Park

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Sport
Vesela Gladicheva

On a grey Saturday morning I brave the freezing weather to go on a trip to the Olympic Park in east London. No, it hasn't reopened yet. This is a post...

Lochte Hints Phelps Could Return For 2016 Games

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Sport

Eleven-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte has predicted that 18-time champion Michael Phelps will return to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 201...

Beckham's Speedboat To Go Under The Bonhams Hammer (PICTURES)

Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

One of the highlights of the Olympics – before any competitors had stripped down to their athletics gear – was the sight of a speedboat racing up ...

Pie in the Sky: Team Sky's Zero-tolerance Policy to Cycling's Doping Past Is the Wrong Way to Recover the Sport's Reputation

Matt Dathan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Matt Dathan

Team Sky's zero-tolerance approach is neither encouraging truth nor facilitating reconciliation, and therefore hampers the opportunity for cycling to not only learn the full lessons of its past but also the prospect of recovering its reputation as a sport of integrity and fair play.

VIDEO: Does Jessica Ennis Really Look 'Butch'?

WENN | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home

Jessica Ennis may have one of the best bodies around and even beat model Kelly Brook to the title of best celebrity body, but she still thinks she has...

Wiggins On Why 2012 Was his Year

The Guardian | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Sport

In this exclusive extract from his autobiography, Bradley Wiggins recalls the roller-coaster ride of the London Olympics that came hot on the heels of...

Britain is Back - Skyfall Heralds a Return to Great Britishness

John Armstrong | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Armstrong

Leaving the cinema, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief. A sense of achievement. Not because our blue-eyed Bond had foiled the evil schemes of a peroxide partisan but because the film captured a true sense of contemporary British identity.

London 2012 Comes In £377m Under Budget

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport

The cost of the London 2012 Games has come in at £377 million under budget, according to Government figures released today. The overall cost of th...

Searching for My Olympic Sport - Fencing

Jen Offord | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

I found it quite difficult to attack a friend with a sword, even if it was a faux one, and I think really, this can only be a good thing.

Beach Volleyball

Jen Offord | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

If I'm honest, this event was a bit of a shower.