Olympics 2012

Making Sports Fun and Accessible for All: A new Mayor who prioritises sports for every young Londoner?

Zoe Mellis | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zoe Mellis

It's no surprise that students who are estranged are at a greater disadvantage then those with supportive families. All in all, I want my society to help make the lives of estranged students at MMU a little easier, and make the MMU community a more estrangement-friendly place. And if I can manage that, then I'll be happy...

Olympics Poster Girl Police Officer Wins Racist And Sexist Discrimination Claim

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

The Metropolitan Police deleted its records of sexist and racist discrimination against one of its few black, female firearms officers, it has been re...

G4S Loses 28% Of Olympics Security Pay After Locog Claws Back £70m

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlie Thomas | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

G4S - the security firm whose bungled attempts to provide enough people for the Olympic Games made headlines worldwide, is to take a bigger-than-expec...

Mo Farah Detained By Customs In 'US Terror Bungle'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

Olympic star Mo Farah has revealed how he was detained by US customs officials who suspected he was a terrorist, saying that despite his international...

Great Sporting Moments Dominated TV Ratings For 2012 - What Was Your Top Watch?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Great sporting moments dominated the UK's TV ratings for 2012 with the London Olympics unsurprisingly keeping the largest number of viewing public glu...

Olympics Boost For UK Rail And Bus Operator

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Rail and bus operator Go Ahead was helped into good growth figures by Olympics passengers, with London and the surrounding areas seeing a passenger nu...

Daley Looks Dishy As He Returns To College

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The nation's heart is guaranteed to start racing as pictures of Tom Daley on his first day back at college emerge. But many will be disappointed to...

PICTURE: Olympic Athlete Photobombs David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Comedy

You'd think that being an Olympian would be enough, wouldn't you? But not for this young man. We're afraid we don't know his name* - but the athlet...

Paul Vale

US Win Gold With Victory Over Spain

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Sport

Spain failed to halt the continued dominance of the US men’s basketball team on Sunday, losing 107-100 to the stars of the NBA. The victory mark...

London's Sporting Spirit

Paul Vale | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport
Paul Vale

Orwell called sport an "unfailing cause of ill-will". It might seem strange to attach that pejorative to a Games so clearly enjoyed by so many, but witness the Twitter reaction after the US beat Japan in the basketball, or the innuendo thrown at 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen.

Cam And Becks Spotted At BMX Final

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

David Cameron and David Beckham enjoyed an afternoon in the London sun on Friday, with politician and footballer spotted sitting together at the BMX t...

Luke McGee

Team GB Given Dutch Drubbing

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke McGee | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB’s Men’s Hockey team have been denied the opportunity to repeat history and face Germany in Saturday’s Gold Medal match after suffering a...

Jade Jones Wins Gold In Taekwondo

PA | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Sport

Welsh fighter Jade Jones on Thursday made history by becoming Britain's first Olympic taekwondo champion. The 19-year-old, from Flint, North Wales,...

Here's to the Next Five Days

Suzi Williams | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

Twelve days into The Greatest Show on earth and after weeks of grey clouds and rain, Team GB have found their medal winning form and (at times!) the clouds are clearing. The energy on the streets grows palpably with every new medal win and a rather weary nation is cautiously emerging and daring to start to celebrate a little.

Why 2012 Must Be the Start, Not the End for British Athletics

James Gill | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Gill

Team GB's track and field stars have a lot going for them, as well as commitment, talent and success. They're also a likeable lot.

Don't Compare Olympians and Footballers

Doron Salomon | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Sport
Doron Salomon

It's that time of the four year cycle that Olympic athletes get compared to our more regular, familiar, stars. As comparisons go, it's hugely unfair. Predominantly it's footballers, but the prima donna attitude of other stars such as Kevin Pietersen has seen sportsmen in a whole variety of disciplines compared too.

Dai Another Day

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Sport

Dai Greene, the current world champion in the 400m hurdles, failed to make an impact in the Olympic final on Monday night, finishing fifth. The run...

VIDEO: Spectator Exchanges Words With Bolt Before 100m Final

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Video has been posted on YouTube purporting to show the man who threw the bottle at the start of the 100m final exchanging words with Usain Bolt momen...

'No Badge, No Entrance'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Kate and Wills managed to secure a pair of Olympic passes for the Games (they must have applied through the lottery), with the couple enjoying a succe...

Why Was Man Arrested After 100m Final?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested after a bottle was thrown on to the track at the start of the men's 100m final at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night, the Met...

Christine Ohuruogu Just Misses Out On Gold For GB

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Christine Ohuruogu ran a hugely a gutsy season's best but failed to reclaim the Olympic crown she so impressively captured in Beijing, finishing secon...

Mo Farah Wins Gold

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Mo Farah became the latest Brit to add to Team GB's burgeoning medal haul, winning gold in the 10,000m on Saturday night. In one of the marquee ev...

Women's Team Pursuit Land Another Gold For Team GB

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

The women of Great Briton's Team Pursuit landed gold on Saturday evening, setting a new world record at the Olympic velodrome. Dani King, Laura Tr...

Paul Vale

Is Britain Now Better Than Australia At Sport?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Since the time of publication, Great Britain has won three more gold medals. The sight of Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm breaking down i...

Goldie On Gold: DJ Immortalises Team GB In Street Art

Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

With a name like Goldie, you'd expect the DJ-come-artist to be getting involved in the Olympics. So it's hardly surprising that the household stars of...