UK Olympics

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 21.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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.

Hanging Out With Those Who Inspired a Generation!

Martyn Sibley | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Sport
Martyn Sibley

I was lucky enough to visit Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford for National Paralympic Day 2014. A celebration of all things Paralympic, this annual festival saw the stars of London 2012 returning to the stadiums to compete once again, and in the case of the races in the London Aquatics Centre, take part in the first international swimming competition that the centre has seen since London 2012.

Sport Provides Yet Another Platform for Tourism Development

Vicente Neto | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
Vicente Neto

Sport, in its different forms, has consolidated its position as an important platform for stimulating tourism in recent years... the hospitality, joy and affection of Brazilians as one of the greatest differentials of the 2014 World Cup. It is no coincidence that many foreigners say they will recommend Brazil as a tourist destination to their family and friends.

I Had a Dream

Rebecca Romero | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Rebecca Romero

Since retiring from international sport, I didn't think an emotional drive that had enabled my accomplishments, would ever absorb me again. But the day my baby boy was born and I became a mother, something even more powerful enveloped me. It's impossible to describe this overwhelming feeling, but every mother will know it.

WATCH: Robin Williams' Best Sporting Comedy Routines (Video)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport

Robin Williams gave one generation Mork & Mindy, Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society, while 90s kids grew up on a diet of Aladdin, Hook, Mrs D...

People Make Glasgow and Other Cities Should Take Note

Craig Todd | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Todd

The Commonwealth Games being held in the city of Glasgow has not quite finished yet, but has been heralded as a "great success" due to the success of the organisation of the Games itself and the success of Scottish and other athletes.

And Big Men Cry - The Amazing Events That Made The Sports Stars Cry

Bill Coles | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games now well under way, the BBC's top presenters reveal the historic sporting moments that have had them reaching for the Kleenex... "All the hardened, cynical hacks who would have poured scorn on the idea of ever shedding tears at a sporting event - and you could see them all pretending that a fly had got in their eye."

My Journey to the Commonwealth Games

Conrad Williams | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
Conrad Williams

Here I go... I'm Conrad Williams, British 400m and 4x400m track & field athlete. As a late bloomer I started athletics at the age of 20. Before that I was just playing a bit of football and basketball, until one day walking through the park I saw the running track in my local area of Lewisham. It wasn't long until I joined my local club, Kent AC.

Best of British

Verity Smith | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Sport
Verity Smith

Blue skies, sunshine and sunflowers are more the things that I associate with my home in the South of France than with the United Kingdom, but since Szekit, Uffa and I arrived in the Cotswolds to begin our training with Sandy Philips for the Rio 2016 Games, we have had nothing but Britain at its best.

The 2014 World Cup and the Great Brazilian Promise

Jordan Jarrett-Bryan | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Sport
Jordan Jarrett-Bryan

Brazilians were promised winning the bid for the World Cup and Olympics wouldn't be at the financial detriment to the country. In fact, they were told the usual spiel about how it would actually benefit the country with the income both events would generate. But things haven't quite worked out as planned.

The Inside Track: What business can learn from the Commonwealth Games

Adrian Moorhouse | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Sport
Adrian Moorhouse

For me, another area of interest will be looking at how certain athletes handle the pressure of the Games. There are a number of people who are coming into the competition with huge expectations to perform well.

Let the Tour Legacy Begin

Adam Stones | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Sport
Adam Stones

I spent the three days 'tour chasing' and I am confident that this triumphant spectacle can leave a lasting legacy if we let it... until now the next generation of cyclists has been "let down" by a lack of safe roads... now we just need to see the representative Government investment to ensure this passion has a deep and lasting impact.

Marking Mascots - Just Stick to Cute and Cuddly

Tom Mellor | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

Last month saw the latest addition to the haul of international tournament mascots that delight and disturb in equal measure. Shuéme, the great white owl, was unveiled as the mascot of the Women's FIFA World Cup to be held in Canada next year.

Participate, Enjoy, Compete If You Like

Linda Plowright | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Plowright

Most of us know the benefits of increased physical activity, including maintaining a healthy weight and being mentally more alert. Yet growing waistlines suggest we haven't really signed up to the idea. Successive programmes of investment in sport to encourage increased participation have failed to make an impact. Why could this be?

It's Time for a British Football Team

Richard Berry | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Berry

Wouldn't it be nice to think that our national sport, with its ability to both unite and divide communities, could lead the way in bringing the British people together with a shared vision of a modern, multi-cultural, multi-national country, albeit one with a outdated fondness for the 4-4-2 formation?

McIlroy To Represent Ireland At 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Golf makes its return to the Games for the first time since 1904, and the 25-year-...

Fifa Has a Lot to Answer For, But So Do We

Richard Berry | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Berry

With the football now finally underway, I expect the FIFA corruption stories to disappear from the media for a while. Let's hope this is an opportunity to focus on much bigger scandals, including those closer to home.

A Cat Doing Dressage. What, What More Do You Need To Know? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

As a non-horse, this cat is cruelly denied from taking part in the Olympic dressage event. But we feel this video will is the only medal it needs a...

The Legacy of London 2012 Lives On

Sir Nicholas Kenyon | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Sir Nicholas Kenyon

This is the way forward-- to enable everyone to see how participating in and creating art can truly change their lives for the future, giving a sense of value, a sense of achievement, and a sense of sheer fun. As a country we surprised ourselves with the success of the Olympics --now we will surprise ourselves with how far into the future we can take the Spirit of 2012.

Lucy Sherriff

They're Headed To The Olympics Of Softball. So Why Don't They Get ANY Funding?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Sport

Great Britain's women's fastpitch softball squad is off to the elite World Championships in Haarlem, Netherlands, this summer - and for those of you u...

London Could Host 2016 Olympics As Rio Falls Behind Schedule

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Sport

London could host the 2016 Olympics because Brazil is so far behind on preparations for the Rio Games in 2016. According to the Evening Standard, a...