Olympics 2012

Olympics: Tabloid Editors Braced For Second Week Pun Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Comedy

London's tabloid newspaper editors are bracing themselves for potential punning chaos as the London Olympic Games approaches its second week. "We'v...

The Comedy Olympiad

Steve Gribbin | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Comedy
Steve Gribbin

Commentators were stunned today as LOCOG announced that next week, in a new effort to cut costs The Olympic Games would be twinned with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Paul Vale

Is This The Best Team In Olympic History?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Sport

Records fell in the early hours of Friday morning as the US team posted the highest ever score in Olympic basketball history. Boasting some of the...

What Does Cameron Think Of 'Ghost Town' London?

PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Politics

The Prime Minister on Thursday urged people to "come back into the capital" following claims that the 2012 Games had turned London into a "ghost town"...

A Medal For Jamieson In 200m Breaststroke

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport

Britain won silver in the 200m breaststroke final on Wednesday night, completing a stellar fifth day for the Great Britain team. Scot Michael Jamieso...

Why Consumer Culture Must Shoulder Some Blame for the Riots

Steve McKevitt | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Steve McKevitt

I believe that the riots were, in part at least, a consequence of keeping people in a permanently dissatisfied state and persuading them that their lives will be improved by owning something they haven't got, can't afford and almost certainly don't need.

Paul Vale

'We Thought We Were Going To Be Asked To Pick Up Litter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

“A few of us were asked to volunteer for an additional Saturday morning shift”, said Games Maker Sallie Sumnall, a retiree from Chichester who now...

Lucy Sherriff


HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB took home its first gold on Wednesday after women's pair Heather Stanning and Helen Glover beasted it to the finish by a clear length in the r...

Water Polo - Are You Tough Enough? Olymics 2012

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Clare Macnaughton

As I was making the coffee his morning, I thought I would catch up with a bit of live Olympics on my laptop.

Kate And William Turn Out For Z Philly

Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

Kate Middleton and Princes William and Harry watched cousin Zara Phillips again on Tuesday as she battled through the final of the equestrian. The ...

Paul Vale

Argentina And Britain Leave Politics Aside At Olympics Match

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Politics

Great Britain's men took on Argentina in the group stage of the hockey on Monday night in a game that had the potential to spill over into something a...

Oh, What a Lovely Theatre!

Neil Fraser | Posted 28.09.2012 | Home
Neil Fraser

Britain was bleak in these austere days and the end of all food rationing was still a year away. Stratford was a smokey, dirty place, full of railway and industry, much of which poisoned the air with unpleasant smells. British theatre, and the drama it supported was staid and conservative.

Paul Drinkhall Crashes Out Of Singles Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport

Paul Drinkhall, Team GB's 22-year-old table tennis prospect, crashed out of the singles tournament on Monday against Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov. ...

Olympics Security Police Lose Keys

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

Police checking security at Wembley Stadium for the Olympic Games have lost a set of keys. Officers searching the venue ahead of the start of event...

Team GB Handed A Heavy Defeat

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Sport

The men of of Great Britain's handball team were handsomely applauded off the court on Sunday night, despite suffering a comprehensive 44-15 defeat to...

The Silver Fox

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Sport

Until Sunday morning the name Lizzie Armitstead meant very little to your average couch dwelling Olympics fan, writes Stephen Hull from the finishing ...

Jokes Of The Week: Seven Days Of Twitter Funnies

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Comedy

In the week before The Olympics, it's natural for the comedy Twitterati to fire their barbs - if that's something you can do with barbs - in the direc...

Rain To Return For Olympics

PA | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK

The warm weather in London is showing signs of breaking up - but it is hoped that conditions will be dry for the opening ceremony of the Olympics on F...

Government Seeks High Court Injunction Over Olympic Border Staff Strike

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

The Government is seeking a High Court injunction to prevent border staff taking strike action on the eve of the Olympics, the Home Office said on Tue...

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...

OLYMPICS: Is Brand Doing A Sex Pistols' Special?

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Russell Brand is rumoured to be making an appearance at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The 37-year-old funnyman could be singing...

Jokes Of The Week: Seven Days Of Twitter Funnies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Comedy

The O2 fiasco. The House of Lords fiasco. The army being drafted into the Olympics fiasco. And Chris Moyles. Yes, this was a week in which we coul...

How Many Prime Ministers Can You Fit In A Photo-Booth?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Politics

We've all done it, crammed ourselves into a photo-booth with our friends to take hilarious pictures of ourselves pulling madcap faces. However fewe...

David Beckham To Be Living Statue Outside Olympic Park

The Poke | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Olympic News: London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe has said David Beckham will be ‘more than an ambassador’ at the games, as he’ll be a ‘living ...

Read Alice Oswald's 'Beaufort Poem Scale'

Posted 08.09.2012 | Home

Beaufort Poem Scale is taken from Conversations with the Wind by Alice Oswald, a new collection of eight poems specially commissioned for outdoor arts...