Olympic Games

MI5 Chief Warns Over Possibility Of 'Unexpected Threat' To Olympic Security

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

The security of the Olympic Games cannot be guaranteed and the unexpected threat could be the most dangerous, the head of MI5 has said. Jonathan Ev...

Sir Bobby Backs England For The Cup

PA | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Bobby Charlton has backed England to win Euro 2012 if they can overcome Italy in the quarter-finals. Sir Bobby was speaking after he carried th...

F1 Race In Stratford?

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Sport

Plans for a London Formula One Grand Prix on a track running in and around the Olympic Stadium is among the bids being considered for London 2012’s ...

London Assembly Call For Games To Remember 1972 Munich Massacre

PA | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Sport

There should be a minute's silence at London 2012 to remember victims of terror attacks at the 1972 Olympics, the London Assembly said today. Membe...

WATCH: BA Laud Home Advantage Ahead Of London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 is 38 days away from starting, and British Airways has launched its Olympic advert as anticipation builds ahead of the Games. It featur...

LISTEN: The Leaked Olympics Opening Ceremony Playlist

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

The playlist for the London Olympics opening ceremony has reportedly been leaked. Danny Boyle's 86 track playlist, featuring songs by the Sex Pisto...

London 2012 Guide For Holidayers Still Looking To Tune In

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 has put some of the public off of the Olympics as some holidaymakers flee the country, but others will want to keep up-to-date with the ac...

Female Indian Athlete Accused Of 'Rape', And Of Being A Man

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK

A former sprinter has been detained by police in India following rape allegations from her partner, who also accuses her of being male. Pinki Prama...

50,000 London 2012 Tickets On Sale

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport

A new batch of about 50,000 tickets to events in the Olympic Park are on sale, London 2012 said today. They include 25,000 hockey tickets plus seat...

Drug Cheat Millar Shortlisted For Team GB Road Cycling Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

David Millar is close to competing at the London 2012 Olympics after he was listed on the shortlist of riders for Team GB's road cycling squad. The...

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Arrives At St Andrews

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic Flame has been taken across the famous Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course in the home of golf, St Andrews. It was also used to recreate a...

Chariots Of Fire Scene Recreated With Olympic Torch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic Flame has been taken across West Sands beach in St Andrews in a recreation of the iconic scene from the film Chariots Of Fire. The torc...

WATCH: Why Sport Is Better Than Sex, By YouTube's Emily Hartridge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Comedy

The 2012 Euros, the London Olympics, the Leveson inquiry... Yes, in case you hadn't noticed: the summer of sport is upon us. And YouTube sensation ...

Boyle's 'Green And Pleasant' Opening Ceremony For London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012's opening ceremony will see the Olympic Stadium "transformed into the British countryside", said the Games' artistic director Danny Boyle....

GALLERY: Olympians' Italian Job

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

Gold medal-winning Olympians have recreated The Italian Job's much-loved Mini chase, transporting the action from Turin to London. Some of the team...

Thousands More Olympic Tickets To Go On Sale

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Sport

More tickets for some of the most popular events at the Olympic Games go on sale today. Thousands of tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Bolt's World Record At Beijing

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012's showpiece event will arguably be the men's 100 metres when Usain Bolt will take to the Stratford track bidding to smash back-to-back Oly...

Samuel Luckhurst

Pinsent: 'It Would Be A Feat Of Secrecy For A Rower To Cheat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Matthew Pinsent has claimed drugs cheats should not receive lifetime Olympic bans. The four-times Olympic gold winner told HuffPost UK Sport th...

POLL: Deep Purple - What Do You Make Of The London 2012 Podium?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Sport

This is the podium model for the London 2012 Olympics which will stage 805 victory ceremonies in more than 30 London 2012 venues. Designed by stude...

Beckham Plugs Experience For Team GB

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

David Beckham has cited his experience ahead of the final squad announcement for the Team GB football squad at London 2012. A provisional list of 3...

Visa To Switch Off Non-Sponsor Cash Points During Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

Visa is at the centre of an Olympics access to cash row after replacing 27 ATMs at various Games sites with just eight that run on its own system. ...

GALLERY: Pulis Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

His detractors had hoped they'd seen the last of him in a tracksuit for a few months, but Stoke City manager Tony Pulis was at least bereft of a baseb...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Ali Doesn't Leave A Dry Eye In The House In '96

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic Games are emotional events for millions concerned, whether they are participating or not. But arguably the most poignant moment in the Game...

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...