Olympic Games

Rio 2016 May Not Have Been Perfect, But It Was Another Reminder Of How Important Sport Is To Society

David Alexander | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
David Alexander

On a global scale, the Olympic Games allowed the world to witness moments of human achievement rather than tragedy and it's no wonder that businesses large and small are keen to associate themselves with sport and why the benefits go beyond the playing field, the track or the pool.

The Olympic Tennis Was Basically Played On A Giant Green Screen

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Many of this year’s Olympic events were held in areas with bright green walls, floors and backdrops. As some internet users have noticed, this makes...

There's A Kim Jong Un Lookalike At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A man who looks shockingly similar to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been spotted causing a stir at the Rio Olympics. The professional lookalik...

BBC Presenter Struggles To Maintain Olympics Coverage As Couple 'Have Sex' Behind Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker was left red-faced on Thursday night when a couple appeared to be having sex on the beach behind him during coverage of...

Top 10 Rio Olympics Fails (So Far)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Comedy

WARNING: Contains those gross leg and arm breaking videos The Olympics has been full of oddities this year, from the green swimming pools to ...

Usain Bolt's Cheeky Smile Is The Funniest Thing At The Olympics Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt seemingly sauntered to the finish line in the men’s 100m sprint in Rio on Sunday night, and even took the time to ...

Olympic Events Are 100x Better With Added Farts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy

The Olympics are one of the most exciting sporting events in any fan’s calendar, but some people who don’t take much of an interest can be left fe...

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

Newsflash, Olympic Female Athletes Are Not Your Barbie Dolls

Tasha Okeke | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

These athletes sacrifice a lot to work hard and travel to Rio to compete and achieve greatness from their athletic ability which gets dwindled down to how they look. It ignores the countless hours, pain they've endured to work so hard to be recognised in their talent and craft

Ozzy Man Gives His Hilariously Blunt Narration Of The Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Warning: Strong language, and that gross video of the guy breaking his leg ‘Ozzy Man Reviews’ has long ruled the internet with its unique...

All These Olympic Swimmers And Divers Look Naked

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Those pesky graphics at the bottom of the screen during the Olympics are causing some slightly naughty optical illusions. Due to the skimpiness of mal...

The 10 Greatest Olympics Tantrums That Really Don't Fit With The Games Spirit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Athletes dedicate so much time and energy to training for the Olympics, so it’s hardly surprising that tensions are often running high. While for th...

These 11 Cringe-Inducing Olympic Fail Videos Will Get You In The Mood For Rio

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

Years of preparation goes into the Olympics, but there are some things you simply can’t plan for. From “I can’t believe they did that” to “t...

Health Advice for People Travelling to a Zika-affected Area

Professor Dame Sally Davies | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK
Professor Dame Sally Davies

Zika poses a greater risk if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby and can have very serious consequences for the unborn child, potentially resulting in deformities and stunted growth of the head. With a month to go before the Rio Olympic Games start, here are some top tips about travelling to Zika-affected areas...

Dates, Times And Sports: Everything You Need To Know About The Rio Olympics 2016

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

This year the Olympic Games will be hosted by Brazil’s most famous city - Rio de Janeiro. As the world’s largest sporting event, the Games are a ...

This Is Why You Should NOT Go to the Olympics in Rio

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport
Philippe Ladvocat

This is not an easy article to write. Being a native of Brazil myself, I obviously root for the country to get better and stronger. And that's exactly why I can't stay quiet in this crucial moment. I won't mention all the amazingly beautiful nature, the warm and friendly people or the party atmosphere, that's well known. This is about the side you won't see in the Carnival pictures. So here is why you should not go to the Olympics in Rio...

London Should Bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games

Gareth Thomas | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Politics
Gareth Thomas

We cannot take our capital's vibrancy and economic success for granted. A future Mayor needs to champion bringing major international sporting and cultural events to London to help promote the capital in the future. I have already made clear that London should bid for the European Capital of Culture in 2023, but after Glasgow's great Games last summer, few will be in any doubt that London would benefit too from hosting the 2026 Commonwealth 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.