Olympic Games

Adlington Vows To Avoid Twitter

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has vowed to avoid the internet during the London 2012 Games after being taunted over her looks and personality by ...

Ennis Laughs Off 'Fat' Suggestion

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic hopeful Jessica Ennis today laughed off suggestions that she was "fat". The word is supposed to have been used about the heptathlete by a s...

Wenlock Souvenir Prompts Hilarious, Scathing Reviews On Amazon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Here at Huffington Post UK Comedy, we're not ashamed to say that the London Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville scare the s*** out of us, and we're...

Danny Boyle's 'Frankenstein' Themed Olympics

WENN | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Filmmaker Danny Boyle borrowed ideas from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein when drawing up plans for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Lon...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: The Archer Lights Barcelona's Flame In '92

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport

Continuing our greatest Olympic moments ahead of London 2012, today's selection is bereft of sport, but arguably a more iconic visual. Hosting the ...

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Reaches Snowdon

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Chris Bonington carried the Olympic Torch to the summit of Mount Snowdon on the 11th day of the relay ahead of London 2012. However mountaineer...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: When The USSR Beat The USA At Basketball (1972)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 is under two months away from commencing, which means it's time for us to start our daily offering of magnificent Olympic moments in the G...

Doctor Who Star Carries Olympic Torch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Sport

Doctor Who star Matt Smith hot footed it around Cardiff Bay on Saturday carrying the Olympic flame on its latest leg in Wales. Despite an early sta...

No Females Set To Compete For Saudi Arabia At London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Sport

The International Olympic Committe are set to come under fire after it emerged Saudi Arabia look likely to be the only nation competing at the London ...

UK Athletics Official Labels Ennis 'Fat', According To Coach

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis was labelled "fat" by a senior official at UK Athletics, according to her coach Toni Minichiello. A "high-ranking person" at the gove...

GALLERY: Team GB's Ladies Volleyball Team In Westminster

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Sport

Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team took to Parliament Square to show some front ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Denise ...

PICTURES: Drogba Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Sport

Didier Drogba bowed out of Chelsea with style, and now his long goodbye has extended to carrying the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012. The Bl...

WATCH: Exclusive Video Of Olympian Ben Ainslie's Three Amazing Days

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Sport

"Three Amazing Days" shows triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, as he takes his 10th World Championship title and is the first Official Torch bea...

Is This The First Olympic Lane?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

Preparations for London 2012 appeared to be another step closer to completion on Wednesday when one of the first Olympic lanes appeared just outside t...

Smile, You're At The Olympics

PA | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

British bobbies are being told to put on the "happy face of policing" at the Olympics. Summer leave has been slashed by half at Scotland Yard, with...

POLL: Giggs Reaffirms Team GB Desire

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Sport

Ryan Giggs has reaffirmed his desire to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, despite qualms from the Welsh Football Association. Giggs ha...

Olympic Torch To Be Replaced By Comedy Relighting Candle

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Following embarrassment after the Olympic torch went out on just its third day, London 2012 Olympic Games organisers have replaced it with a giant tri...

Olympic Torch Officially In British Hands

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic Flame was officially handed over to London in a ceremony at Athens' Panathenaic Stadium on Thursday. The historic event took place in a...

Frankie Boyle Slammed Over 'Autistic' Comment

Chortle | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Frankie Boyle has been condemned after criticising 2,100 schoolchildren who formed the Olympic rings to raise money for charity....

How The Torch's Journey Has Changed Since 1948

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Sport

As the Olympic flame, lit in Olympia last week, is brought over to the UK and relayed around Britain, it will be on a very different journey to London...

GALLERY: Will Smith Does Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Sport

Will Smith's athletic frame has frequently shone on the big screen, but the actor limbered up to showcase his sports skills on Wednesday ahead of the ...

Beckham To Be Present For Olympic Torch Handover

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham is to make a special guest appearance at the official handover ceremony of the Olympic Flame in Athens and bring it back to Britain for ...

Scotland, Wales And Republic Of Ireland Consider Euro 2020 Bid

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Sport

Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland are considering launching a joint bid to stage the 2020 European Championship. The deadline for initial...

Olympic Stadium Decision Delayed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Sport

A decision on the future of the Olympic Stadium faced fresh delay on Monday as the competition to find tenants was extended by eight weeks. The gro...

United Striker Hernandez To Miss Olympics

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

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will not participate for Mexico at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 23-year-old, who will be 24 when t...