UK Olympics

Max Whitlock: 'I Had No Idea How My Body Would Cope At Rio'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s safe to say that Max Whitlock is the golden boy of this year’s Olympics. The 23-year-old gymnast brought home two gold medals and a bronze fr...

Few Countries Could Hope To Match Team GB In Rio - Let's Enjoy It

Stephen Mayne | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen Mayne

Only a small number of countries are big enough, rich enough, and obsessed enough with sport to have the luxury of losing count of medals over the course of any single day. As our team returns home victorious, it shouldn't be ignored or taken for granted. It's something to celebrate.

Outright Nationalism Is Donald Trump's Next Trick

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

I still think that Donald Trump might just win the Presidential election. Nationalism is extreme patriotism; a feeling of superiority over other countries. The causes are historic for both the UK and US...many citizens in both the US and UK see their countries as having a 'superior' backstory filled with heroic deeds and victories.

In The US During The Olympics - Missing The BBC

Jackie Kemp | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jackie Kemp

Why can't I watch the BBC outside the UK? If it is to do with contracts for selling content abroad, they should change the contracts. The world is changing. NBC is getting punished by viewers for its approach. Many, like me, would be happy to subscribe to an IBC channel. Lucky viewers in the UK, know that your BBC TV service is gold.

We are the Champions: What the Olympics tells us about industrial strategy

Gavin Devine | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Gavin Devine

Theresa May, Philip Hammond and Greg Clarke might observe that planning works, it is possible to pick winners, and an industrial strategy could well lead to Olympian results. But they should also see that sustainable success requires lots of money, spent over the long term, and it requires money for infrastructure as well as the day-to-day.

What Can We Learn From Olympic Coaches?

Damian Hughes | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Damian Hughes

Most people possess a model of the world, a script for how things should be. What stops innovation is the lack of willingness to double back and revisit our scripts and determine whether they are helpful or not... it's not working harder but working smarter which is what double loop thinking requires us to do.

Harnessing Olympic Success?

Zoe Mellis | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Zoe Mellis

Perhaps it is too much for us to expect that the Olympics, even with Team GB's success, could get people more active just as a by-product. There's a huge difference between cheering on Andy Murray from the comfort of the settee to actually getting out on a tennis court to have a go.

Will Rio 2016 Inspire A Generation Desperately In Need?

Thomas Church | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Thomas Church

Much of the conversation since has been on the cost of funding to Olympic Sports (although most comes from the Lottery Fund). Is it worth it? Here in this park, watching young people come together to do calisthenics (body-weight exercise), the answer is definitely yes.

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Celebrating The Humanitarian Spirit At The Rio Olympics And Onwards

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Unni Krishnan

In wars and disaster zones, a simple explanation is that humanity is a force that advances the idea of life, with dignity. To strengthen the idea of humanity for people caught in conflicts, epidemics and disasters, we could borrow some ideas from the Olympic motto: Citius (faster), Altius (higher) and Fortius (stronger).

Fawcett Awards Medals For Worst Offenders In The #SexistOlympics

Sam Smethers | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Sport
Sam Smethers

Perhaps by the time Tokyo 2020 rolls around, we will begin to see female athletes' and commentators sporting abilities and talents the primary focus of media attention. We have also seen women across the world achieving some remarkable things and being duly credited for them. However, despite 39% of team GB medal-winners being women, it is still an arena in which women are treated as second-class competitors.

There Are Some Stunning Responses To The EU's Olympic Medal Table Brag

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Olympic fever is still with us, even though the Games ended earlier this week, and the European Parliament has attempted to capitalise on the post-Rio...

Team GB - A Brand You Can Believe In

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Team GB is a great brand that has carefully built its relevance in our lives. And the vast majority of people believe - in what they stand for, the purpose they set out to achieve and now after an extraordinary two weeks the substance that has been assembled in their extraordinary medal tally the underpins their brand story.

Why Scouts Are Winning Gold And Gaining The Skills To Succeed

Jack Abrey | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Abrey

Bear Grylls has talked about Scouting as a 'character factory' and Joe Clarke is one of its finest exports. It is his belief in himself and strength of character that sets him apart

The Olympic Tennis Was Basically Played On A Giant Green Screen

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Many of this year’s Olympic events were held in areas with bright green walls, floors and backdrops. As some internet users have noticed, this makes...

Irish Olympic Officials Have Passports And Laptops Seized In Illegal Ticketing Investigation

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK

Three Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) officials have had their passports, phones and laptops seized by Brazilian police as part of the investigation ...

Journalist's Notepad Sums Up Everyone's Shock As Runner Wins Unexpected Olympic Gold

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK

A journalist’s ecstatic notes have summed up the moment US runner Matt Centrowitz pulled off a shock victory in the Olympics last night. Reporter Ch...

Olympic Gymnast Claudia Fragapane Joins 'Strictly'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane has joined the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ line-up. The 18-year-old all-around gymnast announced she was the 11th c...

The Olympic Homecoming Parade Won't Be In London - And People Seem Pretty Pleased

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

Manchester is to stage a homecoming parade for Britain’s triumphant Olympic and Paralympic stars, with a further national event to be held in London...

BBC Address Reports Steve Redgrave Will Be Dropped From Future Olympic Coverage

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has downplayed reports Sir Steve Redgrave will dropped from future Olympic coverage, following a reported fall out with fellow presenter John ...

There's A Kim Jong Un Lookalike At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A man who looks shockingly similar to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been spotted causing a stir at the Rio Olympics. The professional lookalik...

French Olympic Walker Poos Himself Mid-Race But Carries On Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

A French competitive walker has defecated mid-race at the Olympics without even breaking a step. Yohann Diniz, the favourite to win the race, had the ...

A Fight To The Finish On World Mosquito Day

James Whiting | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
James Whiting

As the Rio Olympics draw to a close, tomorrow's World Mosquito Day provides a timely reminder of the deadly threat posed to humans by mosquitoes. From...

Everything That's Wrong With Leave.EU's Team GB Brexit Video

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

There is no doubt that Team GB has had a glorious Olympic Games so far. We are currently second in the medals table with more than 20 golds and have ...

How To Be A Team GB Superfan - From The 2016 Olympic Athletes

Andrew Denham | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Sport
Andrew Denham

Just because the Olympics are taking place far from home this year doesn't mean the athletes put in any less blood, sweat, and tears. As an avid Team GB supporter, I'm passionate about keeping that London 2012 enthusiasm alive.

BBC Presenter Struggles To Maintain Olympics Coverage As Couple 'Have Sex' Behind Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker was left red-faced on Thursday night when a couple appeared to be having sex on the beach behind him during coverage of...