Olympic News

WATCH: Cool Runnings Are Back!

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

The Jamaican bobsleigh team will end a 12-year absence from the Winter Olympics after confirming their qualification for the two-man competition at ne...

My London

Katy Campbell | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Campbell

When I first touched down in Heathrow on 2 June 2012 I was broke, had one tattoo and was engaged. Now, I'm still broke, but I have collected 21 more tattoos (soon to be 22 - sorry Mum), and I'm definitely not engaged anymore.

Beckham's Speedboat To Go Under The Bonhams Hammer (PICTURES)

Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

One of the highlights of the Olympics – before any competitors had stripped down to their athletics gear – was the sight of a speedboat racing up ...

Badminton

Jen Offord | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Sport
Jen Offord

Last week, I went on a bit of a holiday. But there's no rest for the wicked, nor for those attempting to have a crack at every single Olympic sport, so I return with more tales of my sporty exploits, for which I know you will be grateful now that the actual real Olympics are over and we have to go back to talking about the economy, winter and all other things depressing.

Motivational Music From Olympic Ceremonies (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

You know what Huffpost UK Lifestyle misses most about the Olympics. Not the national sense of pride. Not those heart-felt tales of sacrifice. Not even...

Team GB Win the Social Media Olympics

Emma Gannon | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Emma Gannon

So, how did Team GB begin their big digital campaign? It started on 27 February 2012 by launching their brand new website and with it the real identity behind 'Our Greatest Team'.

Capitalising on the Olympic Spirit

Harbir Kaur | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Harbir Kaur

It seems like it was only yesterday that my family and I were watching the 5 flame-forged rings ascending above the Olympic stadium. Now that we have ...

The Media Must Commit Itself to a New Model of Fame

Mark Borkowski | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK
Mark Borkowski

After a fortnight of joy, optimism and delight we are, for once, looking ahead and contemplating a new horizon. We thought we all lived in a mean, unpleasant land of imperfection, one where tabloid culture and trifling lifestyle ruled.

BBC Apologises Over Olympics Anthem Gaffe

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

The BBC has apologised after sports editor David Bond upset viewers by talking over the National Anthem during a bulletin. More than 100 people com...

And The Most-Tweeted Moment Of The Olympics Was...

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Tech

And the most talked-about Team GB athlete of the Olympics was... Tom Daley. According to stats released by Twitter on Monday, Daley (@TomDaley19...

And The Most-Tweeted Moment Of The Olympics Was...

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Tech

And the most talked-about Team GB athlete of the Olympics was... Tom Daley. According to stats released by Twitter on Monday, Daley (@TomDaley19...

Wannabe Olympian Overwhelmed

Nemone Metaxas | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Sport
Nemone Metaxas

During a chance meeting with a television production company I found myself saying "yeah I think I can still run under a minute for 400m." But surely my inherent fitness and speed would carry me through? They bit my hand off. A Radio 1 DJ prepared to work and train for the Olympics alongside her job. I'd try out for the Greek Olympic Team to compete in Athens and search through my ancestry for my right to a Greek passport. Documentary land beckoned. Fledgling BBC3 were hooked.

Grieving Gary Barlow Set To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony

WENN | Posted 11.08.2012 | Home

Grieving Gary Barlow is set to put on a brave face after his baby daughter was delivered stillborn by performing with Take That at Sunday night's Olym...

He's The Usain Bolt Of The Water: GB's McKeever Wins Gold In Kayak Sprint

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

Ed McKeever, a 28-year-old trainee accountant, has been dubbed the "Usain Bolt of the water". The gold medal winner in the kayak sprint is describe...

He's Got To Mo-ve It Mo-ve It: Farah Could Become Britain's Greatest Track Athlete

PA | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

Mo Farah could become Britain's greatest track and field athlete today as he goes for gold in the 5,000m. Victory in the event in which he is alrea...

Who Is The 'Most Dangerous' Olympian To Search For Online?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech

Who's the most dangerous Olympian? You might be tempted to say one of the boxers - or maybe the archery team. But online there is only one answer:...

Harley Street Clinic Reports Demand for 'Jessica Ennis Stomach'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A top Harley Street beauty clinic has seen a 200% increase in treatments for tummy fat removal from women wanting to get a Jessica Ennis washboard sto...

Australian Paper Invokes Wrath Of N Korea After Olympic Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

The Aussies may have lost their gold-medal-winning instincts, but their sense of humour remains well and truly intact. At the beginning of the 2012...

Fury After Ennis's Golden Postbox Is Vandalised

PA | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

A postbox that was painted gold in Jessica Ennis's home city to celebrate her Olympic triumph has been vandalised. Graffiti was daubed on the box i...

Has The Olympics Created A Surge In Cheating?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ever since the London 2012 Olympics kicked off, many Londoners have opted to work from home rather than face packed tubes and buses. However, mari...

WATCH: Hilarious Olympic Sailing Commentary Spoof

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Comedy

It's confession time now. Although we love watching the Olympics on TV, we really don't have a clue about the rules or what's supposed to be going on ...

Half Of Women Consider 100-Metre Run 'Impossible', Survey Suggests

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British women are almost twice as likely as men to be brought out in a cold sweat by the idea of running 100 metres, according to a survey of 2,065 pe...

Sarah Dean

Ennis Leaves Example Speechless

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Example has revealed how he was left speechless on meeting Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis on Monday night. Talking to Huffington Post UK at a...

What Scared Wiggins?

Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bradley Wiggins has revealed getting on his bike for the Olympic time-trial and competing under the pressure of a whole nation's hopes was not what sc...

Can Team GB Eclipse Medal Haul From Beijing 2008?

PA | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

The Great Britain team claimed two more gold medals today putting it on course to make the London 2012 Games the best for more than a century. The ...