UK Olympics

Oscar Trial: A Comedy of Errors

Cassandra Ward | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Cringing in the courtroom was near-audible as an 'expert witness' for the defence was torn apart by the prosecution at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius today.

Reeva's Love for Oscar Is Read Out at His Murder Trial

Cassandra Ward | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

"Roses are red, violets are blue, I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you." Oscar Pistorius' voice trembled as he read out Reeva Steenkamp's Valentine's message to him at his murder trial today, following a gruelling five days of cross-examination by state prosecutor, Gerrie Nel.

Pistorius Sobs Heavily: "Before I Knew It, I'd Fired Four Shots"

Cassandra Ward | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Oscar Pistorius gave a heart-wrenching testimony at his murder trial in Pretoria today. The sports star was in clear emotional distress as he howled uncontrollably in the dock recalling Reeva's lifeless body just moments after he shot her.

Olympic Hero Thorpe In Intensive Care And 'May Lose Use Of An Arm'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport

Ian Thorpe may lose the use of an arm after he contracted a bug following surgery while at home in Switzerland. The 31-year-old has returned to his...

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...

Rugby Sevens World Series Feels Olympic Fever

Christina Macfarlane | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Sport
Christina Macfarlane

If Rugby Sevens continues to grow on this trajectory, we might even see more numbers from the host nation follow in the tradition of William Webb Ellis and pick up a ball and run with it, rather than kick it, by the time the Olympics comes back around.

Your Guide to Annoying People on the Bus

Fez Sayed | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fez Sayed

Like Spike Lee's aptly titled movie, 'Get on the Bus', I've decided to examine the random characters I always come across on my weekday commute home from making an honest buck. I say honest buck. I mean expenses only internship. (Just kidding London360, I love ya really).

The Changing World of Journalism

Tala Sweiss | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Journalism as we know it is regularly changing. A journalist is no longer somebody that just reports, write articles or searches for a journalist. We are all so much more than that, we contribute to the everyday process of finding, sharing, confirming news whether it is minor or major. It is vital to be able to multi-task, to carry out whatever task is needed to complete your story instead of the traditional journalist who would normally just write...

Vancouver and Sochi: 6,000 Miles Apart and Worlds Apart in Technology Terms

Garry Veale | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

With the Winter Olympic Games done and dusted for 2014 and all the many athletes, organisers and journalists back home, the Avaya team has been looking back on our previous Olympics experience and marvelling at the great distance the world and technology have come in only four years.

Funding a Future Generation: Where No Child Is Left Behind

Kat Pugh | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

This week I attended the Commonwealth Observance Day service, where I was privileged to hear from Lord Coe, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Malala Yousafzai. The theme of the event centred around team as the Commonwealth builds up to the 2014 games.

Almost Four Years on, One Syrian Family's Painful Testimony on Life as a Refugee in Jordan

Justin Byworth | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

Three years ago, a group of school-children scrawled political graffiti on a wall in the remote Syrian town of Daraa. Their subsequent arrest and torture was the spark that ignited the civil war now ravaging Syria and devastating the lives of so many of its 22 million people. This civil war is now thought to have spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

What Sports Psychologists Can Teach the Ad Industry

Luke Morris | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Luke Morris

Racing at 90mph, head-first, down an artificially frozen hill with more twists and turns than Silverstone... with no steering... on a tray. It takes a special kind of person to take up the Skeleton, with a unique set of skills: split-second decision making, nerves of carbon-fiber and razor-sharp clarity of mind...

Sochi's 'Gay Olympics' Tell Us More About Our Own Prejudices Than Russian Homophobia

Raffaella Taylor-Seymour | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Raffaella Taylor-Seymour

Abroad, we need to strike a balance between mockery and condemnation, prioritising our ultimate aims over indignation. Preaching or ridiculing other countries is unlikely to generate positive results.

Van Persie Accuses United Teammates Of Getting In His Way

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Sport

Robin van Persie accused his Manchester United teammates of getting in his way as he cut a frustrated figure following the club's damaging Champions L...

'He's A ****' - Carrick's Missus Does The Fighting For Him Over Keane Rant (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Sport

Michael Carrick's wife, Lisa, slammed Roy Keane after the former Manchester United captain criticised her husband. Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United...

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

What ever am I going to do with my nights now that I won't be swooning over the talented Olympic athletes looking ever so dashing (AKA sexy) in their uniforms. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There is just something so attractive about an athlete in an Olympic uniform.

Fashion at Sochi:Who Wears It Best?

The Conversation UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Sport
The Conversation UK

So, your country is one of 88 participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. How do you get noticed? The winter games may not get as much coverage as the those in the summer, so fashion is used as a marketing ploy, blinding us all with patriotic peacocking.

Could Sochi Provide the Thaw That Anglo-Russian Relations Need?

Ruth Green | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Green

Although Downing Street has gone to great lengths to deny that Cameron is staging any kind of boycott, Bach clearly is far from convinced. "I always think if you don't have a dialogue, it's a missed opportunity."

Russia Should Follow Plushenko's Olympic Example: Know When It's Time to Quit

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

Evgeni Plushenko, bowed out of the competition right before he was to take the ice in the singles event. As disappointed as he undoubtedly was (not to mention the fans), 31-year-old Plushenko has the rest of his life ahead of him, with a stack of Olympic hardware to his name and a celebrity brand to build upon. In time, his decision may be seen as noble- or at the very least, inevitable. Sometimes, you just have to know when it's time to quit. Street protesters in Ukraine and besieged civilians in Syria are probably hoping that the Russian government will follow their golden boy's lead and have the nerve to admit that their current foreign policy just isn't cutting it anymore.

Education Is the Key to Changing Russia

James Wharton | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
James Wharton

We do need to tell President Putin and those horrendous vigilante gangs who hunt down gay men and women on the streets of Russia that what they are doing is vehemently wrong; and we do need to be explicit in singling this European country out over its human rights reputation, but we must allow time and the opportunity for education.

The Impact of Adding Data Analytics to the Winter Games

Sean Farrington | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Sport
Sean Farrington

Many may take that to mean that Norway is the country to back this year, but further data analysis reveals that Liechtenstein has won more medals per capita than any other nation, with nine medals so far, all in Alpine skiing.

'Consumed With Sorrow' - Pistorius Reflects On Steenkamp's Death One Year On

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius has said he is "consumed with sorrow" over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who he shot dead at his home a year ago today....

Lebanon Has Two Kinds of Booby Traps

Lucy Knight | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Lucy Knight

Yesterday in the centre of Beirut the army blocked off roads after a suspicious vehicle was found. It apparently contained some explosives and was thought to be a booby trap. At around the same time, Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun, currently in Sochi competing in Alpine skiing, was the talk of social media when images and video footage of her posing without much on, emerged.

For Better or Worse, the 2014 Olympics Has Put Sochi on the Map

Francisca Stewart | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

I don't know about you, but for me, Sochi has never been a household name. That is, until it became the host of the 2014 Olympics. Now you can't get people to stop talking about this place. So obviously this made me want to learn more about it...

Sochi Olympics - An Opportunity for Peace?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

The Sochi Olympic Games are taking place in a region of tightly interwoven conflicts, the roots of which lie as much in contemporary military, political and social upheaval and the post-soviet geo-politics as in historical events and their various interpretations among different Russian and Caucasian populations...