Olympic Games

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Lit In Olympia

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Sport

The quadrennial lighting of the Olympic Torch has taken place in Olympia, Greece, ahead of the torch relay's start prior to the London 2012 Games. ...

Argentinian Ad Man Zylberberg To Miss Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Sport

Fernando Zylberberg, the Argentinian hockey player who appeared in a provocative Falklands advert, is to miss the Olympics. Zylberberg filmed the a...

London 2012: Babies Are Go! Well, Almost

PA | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

Babies will be able to go to the Olympics without having to get a ticket, London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton has announced. The organisers h...

One Million London 2012 Tickets To Go On Sale Friday

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic attendants will be given one more chance to nab a seat at London 2012 when almost one million tickets go on sale on Friday. Seats for all 2...

Chambers: 'I Made A Massive Mistake And I Am So Sorry'

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

Dwain Chambers sits in a Kingston hotel lobby and pauses before deciding on the message he would like to convey to the nation about his divisive prese...

PHOTOS: Olympic Boat 'Made From Hendrix's Guitar' To Set Sail

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

A boat crafted from 1,200 pieces of wood, including fragments from the Mary Rose and Jimi Hendrix's guitar, will be launched today as part of a nation...

Next Reveals Team GB Formal-Wear

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Sport

Stella McCartney's Team GB kit designs generated a lukewarm reception, so what will British fans make of Next's formal wear for participants at the Lo...

British Wrestler Fails Drugs Test

BBC Sport | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Sport

Britain's Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling medal hope Myroslav Dykun has failed a doping test....

WATCH: Argentinian Advert Shows Olympic Athlete Training In Falklands

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

With less than 100 days to go to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, the Argentinian government has screened a controversial advert which sho...

London 2012 – Inspiring Young People Around the World

Colin Jackson | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Sport
Colin Jackson

When most people think about London 2012, it's often about issues such as transport, security or the elite athletes themselves. But there is a side to the Games that can often be overlooked. Sport has the power to change lives and empower young people. Sport can bring schools and communities together, promote a healthy lifestyle and give young people an incentive to attend school regularly. It was for these reasons that I became an ambassador for International Inspiration - London 2012's international sports legacy programme - in 2009.

Norwegian World Champion Swimmer Dies Suddenly

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Sport

Norway's world swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has died in the US after suffering a cardiac arrest. The Norwegian Swimming Federation confirme...

Residents Angry After Army Reveals Missiles Will Be Stationed On Roof During Olympics

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

Soldiers and high velocity surface-to-air missiles are to be stationed on top of a block of residential flats to ward off airborne terror threats duri...

Sunday Trading: An Olympian Error

Rob Carr | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics
Rob Carr

This government continues to put the economy before people, assuming that serving the economy will automatically serve the common good. Time and again, that's been disproved. And time and again, voters have shouted about putting people first. Politicians ignore those shouts at their peril.

WATCH: Senegal Olympic Football Team Dance To Gaga

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB's football team have drawn Senegal for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and if they can't beat the Africans on the pitch, they may do off it. ...

Charles And Camilla Visit Isle Of Man

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall delighted schoolchildren on Thursday by starting a race for the cycling-mad youngsters at the club where O...

BBC Olympic Staff To Outnumber Team GB Athletes

The Guardian | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Sport

The BBC is to employ a staff of 765 people to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games, a larger team than the 550 athletes who will represent Team GB....

Africans, Arabs And (South) Americans For Team GB Football Team

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Sport

The Team GB football team have been drawn alongside Senegal, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Coached by Stu...

WATCH: Jodie's Not Kidding In Petition For Polo's Olympic Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Sport

Former model and Polo player Jodie Kidd has urged the International Olympic Committee to reinstate the sport for the Olympics. As well as championi...

35,000 Prepare For A Long, Long Sunday

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Sport

After months of gruelling training runs, 35,000 runners are counting down the hours to reaching the start line at Sunday's Virgin London Marathon. ...

Beckham Makes Team GB Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham has edged closer to representing the Team GB football team at the Olympic Games. The former England captain has made the cut of 80 pl...

London 2012: One Hundred Days To Go

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

It is exactly one hundred days until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic games when, under Danny Boyle's direction, thousands of British volunteers will show the world that the UK can match anything China did four years ago.

Tickets Please - Team GB Hopefuls Allocated More

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 Olympic participants may have more of their nearest and dearest watching them after all. Each competitor has been allocated two tickets...

100 Days Until London 2012 - 10 Stupid Olympic Facts

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

The 2012 Olympics are now just 100 days away from commencing. In 14 weeks and two days' time London will host the 30th games, as anticipation mount...

Olympic Torch Relay Rehearsal Set For Friday

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

The London 2012 Olympics torch relay is to be put to the test during a rehearsal later this week. Hundreds of people will be taking part in the tes...

Iran 'Blocks London 2012 Website'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Iran has reportedly blocked the official website for the London 2012 Olympics. Iranians on social networks reported that instead of visiting the lo...