UK Olympics

Shocking Photos Show Rio Olympic Park Decaying After Just Seven Months

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

Last summer saw Team GB enjoy their best Olympics ever, with a whopping 26 gold, 24 silver and 16 bronze medals - but those heady days will seem a lon...

Sevens Powers Canada's Rugby Union Revolution

Oliver Pickup | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

It's indisputable: 2016 was the most significant, epochal year in the long history of rugby sevens, when the awareness and popularity of the sport fin...

Legacy? What Legacy?

Michael Kurn | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Sport
Michael Kurn

Six months have passed since the Summer that was the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and today Brazil's $12 billion Olympic legacy lay in ruins...

Top Tips On How To Improve Swimming Technique... And Get Brits Back In The Water!

Jazz Carlin | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Sport
Jazz Carlin

With the New Year fast approaching, recent research from one of my sponsors, Yakult UK, to mark the launch of the exclusive campaign #SwimWithJazz has found that Britons are literally a nation of water babies. Nearly half (48%) of those polled saying swimming is the sport they enjoy most, ahead of walking (38%) and cycling (26%).

BBC Sports Personality/Performance/Popularity Awards: What Is It Really About?

Beckie Middleton | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Sport
Beckie Middleton

As always, the BBC Sports Personality Awards show has thrown up some serious debate. A quick look through social media, digital or print news and you'll see hundreds of opinions on last night's show expressed with varying degrees of class, open-mindedness and decency.

Bold Ambition As We Target Further Olympic Success At Tokyo 2020

Liz Nicholl CBE | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Sport
Liz Nicholl CBE

As we look ahead to Tokyo 2020, the Government has tasked us with building on the successes of London 2012 and Rio 2016 and that is why we have set a challenging aspirational goal that will motivate the high performance system to strive for even greater heights.

Camps To Champs - The Power Of Sport For The Displaced

Samantha Murray | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Sport
Samantha Murray

I was incredibly moved to see how sport impacted upon the lives of the refugees and was able to participate in women's football, taekwondo, wrestling and table tennis. Each sport and practice session brings something to look forward to for the children and adults. Sport brings a little joy into the long, hot desert days where not much else happens.

Cycling: A Very British Revolution

Luke Chandley | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Sport
Luke Chandley

Society and sport have long been linked together, with trends from one area of sport often making the leap into mainstream living and a lot of the time crossing over with fashion and lifestyle into more of a healthy living choice than an on-off interest.

Rugby Sevens Basks In Golden Olympic Afterglow

Oliver Pickup | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

The 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off in Dubai this week with the sport basking in the golden afterglow of a sensationally successful Olympic Games debut that, truth be told, exceeded the expectations of players, administrators, and die-hard devotees alike.

Rugby Sevens Continues To Reach New Heights in Dubai Opener

Oliver Pickup | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

How fitting that the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, elevated by the sport's sensational Olympics debut in the summer, begins this week in Dubai, home of the world's highest building.

How Did Fiji Become Rugby Sevens Masters?

Oliver Pickup | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

Fiji's rugby sevens triumph at the Rio Olympics provided one of the most absorbing narratives in the history of the Games. Here was a team from an impoverished, tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean, elevated to giant status by dominating the men's inaugural competition - and in the process winning Fiji its maiden podium finish, sparking wild, prolonged celebrations back home.

Is Technology The New Performance Enhancing Drugs?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

But there is another thing that could be just as unfair and just as advantageous, and it's being used in sports everywhere: technology. So should the public aim some of their outrage at technology like a donor of toxin-free urine aiming into a bottle? Let's see how tech is used in sports to find out.

The Only Obstacle For OCR Olympic Inclusion

Rebecca Hopkins | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Sport
Rebecca Hopkins

OCR at the Olympics wouldn't be completely new; Paris hosted the discipline in 1900 and whilst it didn't look quite as it does today, arguably, a precedent has been set. However, OCR doesn't yet have an International Governing Body, which is mandatory for IOC consideration. Consequently - and ironically - this presents the single biggest obstacle between OCR and any potential Olympic ambitions.

To Save The NHS, We Must All Take Greater Responsibility For Our Own Health

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

Putting physical activity at the heart of community infrastructure is the only long-term solution to save the NHS from bankruptcy. It is time to take the bold and radical decisions to integrate physical activity into our daily lives. For the sake of our health and that of the NHS, we must all take responsibility.

Offended? That's the Price of Freedom

Andrew Copson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Andrew Copson

In 2008, the blasphemy laws were abolished in England and Wales. They protected the tender sympathies of the Anglican God against any insults whether ...

Britain Should Be A Soft-Power Super-Power

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

It's July 2009 and I'm in Sangin, Helmand province. British 'hard power', in the form of its military and governmental effort to subdue the Taleban, i...

As an Anti-Corruption Campaigner I Know That, If You Challenge the Status Quo, You Need to Practice What You Preach

Jaimie Fuller | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jaimie Fuller

In my previous HuffPost blog I wrote about how vital it is to me and my business, SKINS, that we live up to our brand values. Important, everyday valu...

This Pair Of Jokers Managed To Blag Their Way Into The Olympic Heroes Parade

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK

Two imposters blagged their way onto the Olympic heroes parade using #TeamGB tracksuits and plastic medals https://t.co/FB6cWm3Rvs— Sky News (@SkyNe...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The London Olympic Homecoming Event

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK

After Monday’s Team GB and ParalympicGB homecoming parade through Manchester, it’s now London’s turn.... Where is the event? The London Heroes R...

Making History In A Flash - What Makes An Iconic Image?

Andrew Saunders | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Saunders

Marilyn Monroe's dress billowing on the subway grate, man vs. tanks in Tiananmen Square and Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower in a bayonet; each of these conjure a distinct image in our minds. It's unlikely that you witnessed any of these events first hand and yet you are able to visualise each so perfectly in your mind.

For The Olympics To Survive It Must Change, Starting Right Now

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Sport
Xavier Toby

When I think back on the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the first word that comes to my mind is "meh". I do so wish I'd been more excited.

Sport Is A Powerful Vehicle For Change

Sue Wicks | Posted 02.10.2016 | UK Sport
Sue Wicks

After watching the Olympics from Rio, I wonder how many of us will decide to pull on a pair of trainers, pick up a tennis racket or put on a swimming costume? We know it's unlikely we will become the next Jessica Ennis-Hill, Andy Murray or Tom Daley, yet watching elite sport has an immense power to inspire and motivate us. Outside of the professional arena, the power of sport can also be life changing.

Dame Sarah Storey: 'My Daughter's Birth Helped Me Reach Peak Form For The Paralympics'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Dame Sarah Storey, 38, rode her way into the history books at this year’s 2016 Paralympics. Her impressive performance at Rio earned her three gold ...

Here's When The Manchester And London Olympic And Paralympic Parades Will Be

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK

Manchester and London are set to stage homecoming parades for Team GB’s triumphant Olympic and Paralympic stars in the coming weeks. Dates for the e...

Rio Paralympics 2016. Are People With Disabilities Superhuman Or Simply Human?

Luca Badetti | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
Luca Badetti

As the Rio 2016 Paralympics continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, international attention of varying degree is being given to this second round of Olympic sport galore, involving persons who have disabilities.