Olympic Medals

Police Search For 'Stolen' Olympic Medals

PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Police are still searching for bronze medals allegedly stolen from two of Britain's Olympic stars. The medals were taken from rower Alex Partridge ...

Olympic Medals Stolen At London 2012 Party

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Two of Britain's Olympians have had their medals stolen at a London party, only hours after the Queen hosted a glittering Buckingham Palace event to c...

A Heroes Welcome: Athletes To Get London Victory Parade

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

Bedecked in gold, silver and bronze, Team GB's Olympic heroes will be part of a victory parade through central London to honour the athletes' record-b...

Inspire A Generation? Minister Promises To Prioritise Sports Funding

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Olympics minister Hugh Robertson promised that maintaining funding for elite sport will be his top priority, after the record-breaking performance of ...

Yorkshire Gold: County Would Be Tenth In Medals Table

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Could the Olympics see the start of a call for a Yorkshire republic as the county decides, justifiably, that the rest of the UK is holding it back? ...

A Mod Night Out: Wiggins Meets Weller

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Bradley Wiggins's mod style is almost as famous as his gold medal - and both were on display on Monday night, as he chatted to one of his musical hero...

Tweddle With A Medal: Gymnast Wins Bronze

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot] | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

British gymnast Beth Tweddle has take the bronze in the Women's Uneven bars. A tearful Tweddle smiled as the crowd applauded her routine and score ...

Go Aus Zealand! Australia's Last Ditch Attempt To Steal Medal Glory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

In a last-ditch attempt for Games glory, Australia's tabloid media have tried different tactics to boost the nation's sporting achievements - includin...

The Great Olympic Greenwash

Mei-Ling McNamara | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK
Mei-Ling McNamara

This year's medals, the largest and heaviest in Olympic history, will be made almost entirely from the raw materials extracted and smelted at the Kennecott Copper Mine, owned by Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto. But now this mine is also at the centre of a federal lawsuit in the Utah courts, where Rio Tinto Kennecott stands accused of violating the US Clean Air Act for over five years.

PHOTOS: Olympic Medals Unveiled

Huffington Post | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK

The silver, gold and bronze 2012 Olympic medals were unveiled today at an event in Trafalgar Square. The 85mm diameter and 7mm thick medals, which...