Olympic Games

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...

GALLERY: Prince Charles Christens Olympic Sailing Boat

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport

The Prince of Wales christened an Olympic sailing boat today as he made a surprise visit to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Cha...

GALLERY: War Hero Parkinson Carries Olympic Torch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport

It was only 300 metres but for Ben Parkinson, the most seriously wounded soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan, it must have seemed like a maratho...

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...