UK Olympics

As the First European Games Open in Baku, Will There Ever Be A Second?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

June 12th 2015, and the Opening Ceremony of the 1st European Games takes place in Azerbaijan, to much excitement - or did it..? Well yes, it did. It ...

UK Sport - World Class Success

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Sport
David C. M. Carter

The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.

Olympic Gold Medallist Removes His Daughter's Loose Tooth... With A Javelin

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Sport

Normally parents will attach a piece of string to their children's loose teeth and just give it a tug, but former Olympic decathlete Bryan Clay had so...

Usain Bolt: The Movie - Will It Have a Happy Ending?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

This week an Usain Bolt film has been announced, made by the men behind Class Of '92, Ben and Gabe Turner at Fulwell 73. The film will follow Usain as he heads towards the Rio Olympics next year and his retirement season in 2017. The story line above could well be what we see played out in this movie.

#HelloBaku - The European Games Come to Azerbaijan

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Sport
Fiyaz Mughal

In just over three months, the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan will welcome athletes from across Europe in the first ever European games. Great Britain will send its largest contingent of athletes since the Beijing Games of 2008.

Match in Progress

Debbie Lye | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Sport
Debbie Lye

As a former Chair of the UN Working Group on Sport for Development and Peace I wonder what, if anything, has sport contributed to the progress of the human and social MDGs? And how is that momentum continuing?

Design by the Pound

Jim Prior | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Jim Prior

There's no doubt in my mind that the tide is starting to turn in favour of making great design an essential component of better business and a better society. But it remains the case that such approaches are the exception rather than the rule.

The Lesson of Rugby's Super Saturday: Let's Reward Risk

Grant Feller | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

Like the spectacular solar eclipse that many were fortunate to witness the previous day, last Saturday's extraordinary day of rugby was an event made more memorable by its rarity...

As Rio 2016 Draws Closer, When Will Discrimination End For Sportswomen In Saudi Arabia?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lacking the motivation to partake in an active lifestyle? Spare a thought, then, for women in Saudi Arabia who are actively discouraged - and even...

Pole Vault + GoPro = AWESOME.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Sport

US pole vaulter Allison Stokke may not have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games, but judging by her latest video she's looking at a spot in Rio in 20...

Joey For Rio 2016? Erm... Probably Not

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Joey Essex is so pleased with his performance in ‘The Jump’ that he's now said he wants to compete in next year’s Olympic games. SEE MORE: H...

7 Sporting Near Death Experiences

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Sport

A near death experience in the 2006 Winter Olympics changed the life and career of one of the greatest skiers in American Alpine history, Bode Miller....

Saudi Arabia's Olympic Idea Will Make You Wince

AP | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Sport

The IOC shot down a suggestion by a Saudi Arabian official Tuesday that the ultraconservative nation could seek to co-host the Olympics with neighbori...

I Am a Smelly Pirate Hooker and I Support No More Page 3

Samantha Rea | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Rea

Men who wouldn't win a prize at Crufts feel entitled to judge the appearance of women and find them lacking, as if they've wilfully failed to conform to conventional standards of beauty out of spite. Men who might easily be mistaken for Dobby the House Elf, feel wronged when the office isn't staffed with eye candy of a standard they deem high enough.

Wedding Wheels! Olympics Cyclists Announce Engagement

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Sport

Laura Trott has announced her engagement to fellow double Olympic cycling champion Jason Kenny. The Manchester-based couple went public about their...

Superbug In Rio Waters Could Put Olympic Athletes At Risk

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

Scientists have discovered a 'superbug' in the waters that will be used for Olympic sailing and wind surfing events in Rio 2016. The KPC enzyme, n...

What Difference Does a Day Make?

Ruth Hollis | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Ruth Hollis

Today, we mark the International Day of Disability, a UN initiative to "increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability."

State School to Pick Pupils on Rowing Ability - Why Your School Should Do the Same

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

I encourage any school to dare to be, be that school that offers challenges for their pupils to conquer, the school that prepares children for the world as well as their GCSEs. Creating the employees and employers you want to work with won't be solely done in the isolation of a classroom, nobody said "go work for her, she was great at GCSE physics".

Sports Personality Of The Year Shortlist In 10 Awe-Inspiring Pics

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy, Gareth Bale and Lewis Hamilton are among the ten nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 award. Six men and five wom...

Martial Arts Saved My Life, Says Olympic Star Ashley McKenzie

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Sport
Sarah Tetteh

Ashley had seen nothing like it before - this was the moment that changed his life forever. After running home crying and researching on the computer what this 'flip' was all about he discovered it was a judo move...

Poorna Bell

Men Who Made It: How Olympian Etienne Stott Handles Stress And Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to competing at an Olympic level, much is made of the strength and stamina of the sportsmen and women. Their punishing years of training...

Why Does Nobody Want the Winter Olympics?

Will Glendinning | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Sport
Will Glendinning

The recent use of Sochi's Winter Olympic Park for Lewis Hamilton's victorious - if sombre - F1 Grand Prix would suggest that the venue for last winter's games is still basking in a post-Olympic glow...

The End of Winter Olympics

Eirik Bergesen | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Sport
Eirik Bergesen

Norway said no to being the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) trophy wife. Which means the Winter Olympics is left with what is quickly becoming its dictatorship default. Only by learning from the Oslo Olympic process, can the Games be rescued

Olympic Great Phelps 'Sorry' For Drink-Driving Arrest

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps said he is "deeply sorry" after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The 29-year-old was st...

What Legacy Means to Me

David Stone | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Sport
David Stone

The glistening eyes and the humming noise of London hasn't disappeared. Pulling out the gold medal, often from my grubby pocket - I see children's and adult's eyes light up. It takes them back to London 2012; a period in time where perceptions of disability changed for the better. People saw what can be done, rather than can't.