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G4S Chief To Face MPs Over Olympic Security Shambles

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

The head of G4S is under pressure to quit his £830,000-a-year job as he prepares to face questions from MPs over the Olympics security debacle. Ni...

Tube Line Hit By Fire Alarm.. Just 10 Days Before Olympics

Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest tube lines was part-suspended after a fire alert on Tuesday morning during rush hour, causing travel chaos just 10 days before...

Olympics: The Legacy We Fear

Lindsey German | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Lindsey German

The Olympics hysteria descending on London is creating a sense of foreboding among those of us who live in the east. What is it we fear?

Why Have the Media Turned the Olympics Into a Bummer?

Stephen Hull | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Sport
Stephen Hull

When did the Olympics turn bad? From reading headlines over the last week it would seem the Games have flopped even before the starting gun has been fired.

Why Oscar Pistorius Has Already Made History and Why It's a Good Thing for Everyone

Andy Miah | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Sport
Andy Miah

Oscar Pistorius made history this week when it was confirmed he would be the first athlete with a prosthetic device to take part in the Olympic Games, but what really does this mean for the future of sport and society more widely?

Zero Days to Go...

Susie Beck | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Sport
Susie Beck

Laying out my fresh out of the wrapper London 2012 snazzy uniform I am still in disbelief that the time has finally come. I can't help but think back to when I was 17, specifically 6 July 2005.

Theresa May Deflects Claims Of Olympics Security Shambles

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

Theresa May has told MPs angry over the Olympics "security shambles" that the government was only made aware of gaps in the number of guards provided ...

Military To Provide 3,500 Extra Troops For Olympic Security

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK

Some 3,500 extra troops are to be drafted in for security duty at the Olympics amid fears that private firm G4S will not be able to supply enough pers...

Olympic Battle: Residents Take Missiles Fight To Parliament

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK

A group of residents have dropped their legal action against the stationing of surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their 17-storey residential towe...

Residents Lose Battle Over Olympic Missiles

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Alarmed residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower bl...

Bus Workers Made Olympic Pay Offer

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Bus staff in London have been made an offer for working during the Olympics in a bid to avert the threat of further strikes. Members of the Unite u...

Sorry About Olympic Ceremony 'Leaks'

WENN | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Filmmaker Danny Boyle has apologised after top-secret details from his upcoming London Olympics spectacular leaked. The Slumdog Millionaire directo...

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...

Robbie 'Quits Olympics Closing Ceremony'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Robbie Williams has reportedly pulled out of the London Olympics Closing Ceremony. The Take That star was set to perform David Bowie’s 1971 hit L...

Elton & Dizzee Amongst 2,012 Olympic Songs

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Elton John and Dizzee Rascal will boom out to sports fans at the London 2012 Games to help them enjoy the events. London 2012 chief executive Paul ...

LISTEN: Muse Unveil Official Olympic Song

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Muse have been chosen to provide the official song for London 2012. LISTEN TO THE TRACK ABOVE - AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW (LINK BELOW) The group...

Sarah Dean

ISLE OF WIGHT: Elbow Dish On The Official Olympic Song

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Elbow, the band behind the official BBC Olympic song, have revealed they have no plans to ever play it live. Speaking before their set at the Isle ...

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...

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...

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...

Dalai Lama Leeds Visit Prompts Olympic Pull-out Threats From China

PA | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

Chinese officials have threatened to pull the country's Olympic athletes out of their training camp in Leeds due to a scheduled visit by the Dalai Lam...

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...

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...