Olympic Games

WATCH: Redgrave Wins A Fifth Gold At Sydney

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games delivered one of British sport's most magical moments when Steve Redgrave rowed home to a fifth successive Olympic gold....

Ben Ainslie Web Chat Friday 13 July

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

HuffPost UK Sport will on Friday 13 July host a live web chat with three-time Olympic sailing gold medalist Ben Ainslie at 11:30am. Ben is bidding ...

David Beckham To Be Living Statue Outside Olympic Park

The Poke | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Olympic News: London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe has said David Beckham will be ‘more than an ambassador’ at the games, as he’ll be a ‘living ...

INTERVIEWED: Athens Gold Medalist Darren Campbell

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Sport

Darren Campbell knows all about the euphoria of winning an Olympic gold medal. At the 2004 Athens Games he and his four team-mates were overwhelmin...

Paralympian Cyclist Morris Hit By Car

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

Cycling champion Rachel Morris's hopes of defending her Paralympic title have taken a blow after she suffered whiplash and shoulder injuries when she ...

PICTURES: Bannister Returns To Four-Mile Track With Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Roger Bannister clutched the Olympic Torch today on the same track in which he enjoyed his finest hour 58 years ago. He returned to Oxford'...

WATCH: Streaker Runs Amok During Olympic Torch Relay

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic Torch Relay ahead of London 2012 witnessed another gatecrasher today, in the guise of a streaker in Henley-on-Thames. Holding aloft a f...

Five Cool New Technologies at the London 2012 Olympics

Claire Broadley | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Tech
Claire Broadley

Year on year, the Olympic Games prompt technological innovation. NBC were the first broadcasters to use live colour satellite footage for the 1964 Games, and this year, the BBC will be pushing the envelope with 24 HD streams, apps, 3D and social media.

GALLERY: Team GB Training

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB's football team trained for the first time together on Monday, with just 17 days to go until their London 2012 Olympic Games opener against Se...

PICTURES: Olympic Rings At Richmond Park

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Sport

The iconic Olympic Rings are on display at Richmond Park with just 18 days to go until the London 2012 Games officially commence. The five ring...

TV Chef Jamie Oliver Carries Torch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Sport

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver smiled through the rain as he helped the Olympic torch on its way on Saturday. The 37-year-old champion of healthy eati...

GALLERY: Brilliant? Bad? Or Brilliantly Bad? Team USA Pose For Olympic Snaps

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Sport

United States Olympians' pictures taken by Joe Klamar ahead of the London 2012 Olympics have been panned after their unveiling on the internet. Awa...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Freeman Wows The Aussies In 2000

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Sydney 2000 Olympics remain one of the most memorable all-round Games spectacles in living memory, and Cathy Freeman's gold win on home soil one o...

PICTURES: Ennis Models For Cosmopolitan

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Sport

Jessica Ennis, like Victoria Pendleton, has decided to dabble with modelling ahead of the London 2012 Olympics. The heptathlete, unofficially r...

Chambers Selected For London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Sport

Dwain Chambers is one of 71 track and field athletes selected to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. The British Olympic Association (BO...

PICTURES: Pendleton Models For Esquire

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Sport

Victoria Pendleton, the British track cyclist, has posed for a number of snaps in the latest issue of men's magazine Esquire. Pendleton charts ...

PICTURES: Gary Lineker Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Sport

TV presenter and former soccer star Gary Lineker carried the Olympic Torch in his home city today, cheered on by fans wearing his former football club...

Pearce Announces 18-Man Team GB Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Sport

Stuart Pearce has named his 18-man Team GB football squad, comprising entirely of Englishmen and Welshmen. Pearce confirmed David Beckham will not ...

WATCH: Two Rascals Snatch Olympic Torch In Coventry

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic Torch was snatched by two young rascals on Monday as the relay made its way to Coventry. Two children breached a cordon and briefly...

The Most Important Thing in the Olympic Games is Not Winning but Taking Part (Pierre de Coubertin)

Terry Land | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Sport
Terry Land

It was Wednesday the sixth of July, 2005 - and as I recall, overcast but warm. "The International Olympic Committee has the honour of announcing", he said. "That the Games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of...LONDON!"

GALLERY: Cut Becks' Worst Career Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham's London 2012 Olympic Games dream is over after Stuart Pearce cut him from Team GB's final 23-man football squad. Despite winning six...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Owens Silences Hitler At Berlin '36

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Sport

Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic medal haul at Berlin is one of the most courageous wins in not just the Games, but sport's history. Under the watchful an...

PICTURES: Tower Bridge Unveils Olympic Rings

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Sport

Giant Olympic rings became the crowning glory on Tower Bridge today to mark the countdown to the London 2012 Games. London 2012 chairman Lord Coe a...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Mark Spitz Wins 7 Golds At Munich 1972

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Sport

Mark Spitz wore no cap, no goggles and sported a moustache at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Forty years on at London 2012, it is unlikely someone will eme...

Planning For Olympics A 'Matter Of Urgency'

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Half of firms in London will let their employees work from home during the Olympics or take time off to watch the Games, according to a study. A su...