Olympic Park

The Olympic Stadium's Re-Opening Left Rugby Fans Furious

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Sport

London's Olympic Stadium held its first competitive ball game for the first time in three years this weekend, but memories of the epic Opening Ceremon...

The Best Way to Respect the Lionesses? Don't Give Them an 'Olympic Legacy'

Matthew Smith | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Summer 2012. A group of athletes from an area of sport previously only followed by die-hards and sporting hipsters burst into the nation's consciousne...

The World's Biggest Tunnel Slide Is Coming To London And It Looks Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech

The UK's largest sculpture is about to get a whole lot more fun when it is transformed into the world's longest tunnel slide. For the bargain price...

Chris York

Abseiling The Orbit Gave Me An Existential Crisis But Then I Got A Grip

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Abseil off that weird bendy metal tower sculpture in the Olympic Park. That was the brief and it sounded brilliant so I said yes. Obviously as the ...

Invictus Games Channel The Spirit Of London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Sport

Wounded servicemen are set to compete for the first set of medals in track and field events at the inaugural Invictus Games in London. Prince Harry...

Hanging Out With Those Who Inspired a Generation!

Martyn Sibley | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Sport
Martyn Sibley

I was lucky enough to visit Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford for National Paralympic Day 2014. A celebration of all things Paralympic, this annual festival saw the stars of London 2012 returning to the stadiums to compete once again, and in the case of the races in the London Aquatics Centre, take part in the first international swimming competition that the centre has seen since London 2012.

Why Is Trott Heading Back To Olympic Park?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Sport

Laura Trott and Marianne Vos are the latest cycling stars to confirm their places at the Revolution Series in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ol...

Boris And Harry Are The Kings Of Swing

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Prince Harry and London Mayor Boris Johnson became the Kings of Swing for a day when they tested the new attractions at London's Queen Elizabeth Olymp...

Tom Daley's Trunks Added To Google Street View

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Tech

There are lots of things to look at in the vast collection of 360-degree imagery that is Google street view. To that you can now add Tom Daley's t...

Why Was 9/11 Girder Donated To Britain Left To Rust In Cambridgeshire Farmyard?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

A girder that was part of one of the Twin Towers that collapsed on 9/11 has been found rusting in a farmyard in Cambridgeshire. The 30ft piece of ...

'Why Do You Lie To The British People?'

PA | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has been accused of lying to the people of Britain by an angry woman at a celebration in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Prime ...

Mumford & Sons' Summer Stampede: Better Than Glastonbury?

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Summer Stampede, a one day festival, had a lineup handpicked by Mumford & Sons which included Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Vampire Weekend, Bear's Den, Haim, and Ben Howard.

Olympic Park Architect John Hopkins Dies

PA | Posted 31.03.2013 | Home

John Hopkins, the visionary landscape architect and mastermind of London's Olympic parklands, has died aged 59. In directing the team who created t...

Olympic Park To Become 'World-Class' Music Venue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

London's Olympic Park will be used to host concerts and festivals this summer, exactly one year since the venue hosted the 2012 London Games. Live ...

'21st Century Pleasure Garden'

PA | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK

The Olympic Park is being transformed into the largest new urban park for a century, which will include a "21st century pleasure garden", organisers s...

Transforming London's Olympic Park

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Sport
Vesela Gladicheva

On a grey Saturday morning I brave the freezing weather to go on a trip to the Olympic Park in east London. No, it hasn't reopened yet. This is a post...

Labour Demands Investigation Into Olympic 'Blacklist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is calling on the culture secretary to answer allegations that Olympic contractors used blacklists on London 20...

Emerging Icons at The Paralympics- Day Eight: James Craise, Call The Doctor, The Moth Lantern and Gecko

Kat Jackman | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Today was a particularly special day for the us at the Olympic Park, because we had silver medal-winning gymnast Louis Smith down to pay the Emerging Icons stage a visit.

Emerging Icons at The Paralympics - Day Seven: Larissa Eddie, Liz Lawrence, Alice Watts and Longfellow

Kat Jackman | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Today the Olympic Park gasped as Larissa Eddie took a gamble and pitched herself to battle the epitome of killer heels... luckily gravity was on her side and there were no Naomi Campbell moments, just widespread shoe envy from her female audience.

Cheer We Go

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

David Cameron and Boris Johnson hailed Britain's most successful team of Olympic athletes as one million people turned out onto the streets of London ...

GB Still Going For Gold On Final Full Day Of Games

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport

Great Britain's Paralympians go into the final full day of a stunning games having won a record number of medals in front of packed-out stadiums and u...

Emerging Icons at The Paralympics- Day Five: Raphaella, Tankus The Henge, Samuel J and Wille and the Bandits

Kat Jackman | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Raphaella made a welcome return to the Olympic Park for the Paralympics today- in between her busy schedule of writing, recording and charity work. Yes, this lady really is something else.

Frankie Boyle, Edwina Currie To Present Paralympics Medals?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Following the popular surprise appearance by Chancellor George Osborne at a Paralympics medal ceremony on Monday night, bookies are now offering odds ...

Emerging Icons at the Paralympics - Day Three: Erin K, Battle 0f You and Bibelots

Kat Jackman | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Day three at the Paralympics and our line-up had it all. From folky loveliness to balls-out grooves the crowds at the Emerging Icons stage were sure to be entertained.

Time For Some Olympic-Sized Lying

Richard Holt | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Sport
Richard Holt

Of all the wonderful Olympic moments, I can't decide which to claim that I witnessed first hand. I could go for something obvious, like Mo's 5000m or Jessica Ennis wrapped in the flag. But I am more minded to choose something less-anticipated - yet no less amazing - like Nicola Adams doing the Ali shuffle, or Gemma Gibbons mouthing words of love to her late mother.