Olympic Torch

WATCH: Funny (And Heartwarming) Olympic Torch Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Those japesters at Improv Everywhere are at it again! This time, they're fooling the people of New York into thinking that the Olympic torch is coming...

Olympic Torch Launched Into Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Tech

The Olympic torch was been blasted into space on Thursday to make its first ever spacewalk though - obviously - it wont be lit. The iconic flame be...

Olympic Torch Teen Overjoyed With 'Brilliant' Results

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who carried the Olympic Torch days before he sat his A-level exams said he was overjoyed at getting three A* grades and two As on Thursday....

Lottery Winners Buy Torch-Bearing Teen New Limb

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

A teenager who lost a leg to cancer "started yelling and dancing" when he heard Britain's biggest lottery prize winners have bought him a new prosthet...

Running With the Olympic Torch for the Kids

Danny McCubbin | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Danny McCubbin

Through Jamie Oliver's charity Fifteen, I am also working with two other special communities one in Italy called San Patrignano and the other in Slovenia called the S Project. I call the young people who I mentor "kids" and each and every one of them from Fifteen, Sanpa and the S Project continue to inspire me.

London 2012: Olympic Cauldron Extinguished

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

The Olympic Cauldron has been temporarily extinguished as organisers move it to another area of the stadium. Witnesses reported that the Cauldron w...

A Right Royal Gamble? Queen Now Favourite To Light Cauldron

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

Bookmakers have made Her Majesty a late favourite to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Games. A spokesman for ...

PHOTOS: Olympic Torch Winds Up 8,000 Mile Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

After 70 days and 8,000 miles, the Olympic flame has wound its way down the River Thames towards the London 2012 opening ceremony, as the Prime Minist...

Never Fear, Athletes, Your Undies Are Safe From Inspectors

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

A top official has said lawyers who had got their knickers in a twist over ambush marketing undermining Olympic sponsors will not instigate checks on ...

PICTURES: Olympic Torch Relay Celebrated With Huge Concert

WENN | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rapper Dizzee Rascal, Mark Ronson and boy band The Wanted were among the stars who performed at a concert in London on Thursday to mark the launch of ...

Royal Turnout To Welcome Olympic Torch

Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have welcomed the Olympic Torch to Buckingham Palace as it nears the end of its marathon journey. ...

PHOTOS: Ab Fab Stars Parade The Torch

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have paraded the Olympic flame through London's Kensington and Chelsea. The actresses shared the torch-carrying...

Bollywood Superstar Carries The Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bollywood came to Britain this morning, as Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan took his turn at carrying the Olympic Torch. Amitabh Bachchan with t...

Can You Guess What This Is A Miniature Version Of?

PA | Posted 23.09.2012 | Home

A student has created his very own Olympic Torch - 100,000 times smaller than the original. Peter Kremer, from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh,...

TV REPLAY: EastEnders' Billy Carries The Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Out of all the thousands of people carrying the Olympic torch on its relay through the country, one of the most highly-anticipated, and prone to poten...

'Cockney' ATMs Installed For Olympic Visitors

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

Would you Adam and Eve it? ATM machines with a Cockney language option are being installed for visitors to the Olympics. They will be placed on and...

Billy Prepares For Historic Soap Moment

PA | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

The cast and crew of EastEnders are preparing for Monday night's Olympic Torch episode. An eight-minute live insert will focus on Billy Mitchell, p...

'An Emotional Experience': Doreen Lawrence Carries The Olympic Torch

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, proudly carried the Olympic Torch through Lewisham on Monday. She described the ...

Phillips Idowu 'Full Of Emotion' As He Carries Olympic Torch

PA | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK

British medal hopeful Phillips Idowu was "full of emotion" today as he carried the Olympic Torch in Stratford - just a stone's throw from the Olympic ...

WATCH: Policeman Dances For Torch Crowds

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Comedy

On Friday the Olympic Torch made its way through Kent to London – and one policeman on the route decided he wouldn’t just provide security, but en...

PICTURES: Olympic Torch Arrives In London

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

The Olympic torch has finally arrived in London, the Games' host city, ahead of Friday's official opening ceremony at the stadium in Stratford. Af...

Olympic Panic After Man Arrested

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after attempting to grab the Olympic Torch. The teenager treed to snatch the Olympic flame from a woman torchbe...

PICTURES: Holmes Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Sport

Kelly Holmes made a Kent homecoming on Tuesday when she carried the Olympic Torch in her home county ahead of London 2012. The double Olympic g...

Live EastEnders To See Lola Give Birth, Billy Carry Olympic Torch

PA | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

EastEnders' Lola Pearce will reportedly give birth live in the soap's Olympics episodes. Perry Fenwick, who plays Lola's grandfather Billy Mitchell...

London 2012: Who Should Light The Flame? (POLL)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Sport

The world will watch on as one of its greatest cities hosts the Olympic Games' opening ceremony in 11 days' time, but just who will be the fire-starte...