UK Olympics

Fit Fix: Novlene Mills On How She Fought To Get Back Into Training After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In June 2012, just before the Olympic games in London, Jamaican track and field athlete Novlene Williams-Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer. She d...

Damian Green Says UK Would Still Be Better Off Inside The EU

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Politics

Asked by @maitlis if he still thought it would have been better had the country voted Remain @DamianGreen replies: "It would have been" pic.twitter.co...

Is Boris Johnson Next? 7 Times Cabinet Minsters Resigned In A Huff

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Politics

With Theresa May on the cusp of delivering a crucial speech on the Brexit negotiations, political eyes are fixed on Boris Johnson to see if her plans ...

How Double Olympic Gold Medallist Joanna Rowsell Shand Keeps Fit After Retirement

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Joanna Rowsell Shand announced her retirement from professional cycling earlier this year, but the double Olympic gold medallist still has fitness hig...

Adam Peaty: 'No One Works As Hard As Me In The Pool And The Gym'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At just 21, Adam Peaty made history at the Rio 2016 Olympic games for becoming Britain’s first male Olympic swimming champion for 28 years. He broke...

We Need To See More Gender Equality In Sport

Kate Richardson-Walsh | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Sport
Kate Richardson-Walsh

Olympic Gold medal winning GB hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh talks about her career in sport and what it takes to reach the very top. Kate talks candidly about the many challenges that she has encountered along the way - from sexism and double standards to what if feels like to be a gay role model in the sporting world.

The Gender Gap

Kate Richardson-Walsh | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Kate Richardson-Walsh

Sexism on and off the field is certainly difficult to tackle. But there are lots of positives that are born out of the difficulties. The way I've always looked at life is that you must make the very best of every situation. As a women's hockey team, it's made us more driven and hungry. It's made me more flexible, more organised and more diligent - all the things you need to be to get to the very top of your sport. 

Pushed To The Limit

Perri Shakes-Drayton | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Sport
Perri Shakes-Drayton

In general, I think what I'd say to anyone who feels pushed to their fitness limits, or is experiencing a fitness barrier, is to stay strong! Pain is short-lived, but the joy of beating your fears or overcoming obstacles will remain with you for long time. That's what I've learnt to do and I'm a much better athlete for it.

Beth Tweddle On How She Got Past The 'Biggest Disappointment' In Her Career

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Olympian Beth Tweddle may have retired from professional gymnastics, but that doesn’t mean she’s turned her back on the sport. Having competed sin...

Karen Bradley Repeatedly Refuses Answer If Armed Police Numbers Have Fallen

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley this morning repeatedly refused to say whether the number of armed police has fallen since 2010, leading to heated exc...

The Training Regime Behind Dina Asher-Smith - The Fastest Woman In Britain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At 21 years old, Dina Asher-Smith has become something of a powerhouse on the athletics track. In July 2015, she became the first ever British woman ...

A Cycling Accident Shattered My Bones And Olympic Hopes But Now I Really Am Living The Dream

Charlotte Roach | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Charlotte Roach

life less ordinary banner Life had never been simpler. I was lying in my hospital bed with only one goal: survive. The level of pain was extreme, I had 12 broken vertebrae, two punctured lungs, multiple broken ribs and a broken collarbone.

Olympic Rower Helen Glover On Why She 'Surprises' Herself When She Goes To The Gym

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Helen Glover has ranked as the number one female rower in the world since 2015, so she’s kind of a big deal. The 30-year-old is a two time Olympic c...

Lizzie Armitstead On Training 20 Hours A Week And Why She Loves 'Short Intensive' Workouts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lizzie Armitstead goes by the mantra that having clearly-defined goals will help her stay one step ahead in her training. That’s no doubt one of the...

Maddie Hinch On Why Her Training In The Gym Is Key To Her Success

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Maddie Hinch made history in Rio by winning Great Britain’s first Olympic gold in the women’s hockey team. The 28-year-old first began playing ho...

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.