UK Olympics

Could Your Child have Olympic potential?

Julie Booth | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

For most, lifting a medal from the Olympic podium is the stuff that dreams are made of. But many of the athletes heading for the games started their journey while they were still in school - whether it was a passion for swimming picked up in primary school, competing in an inter-school hockey tournament, or a win in the sports day relay race.

Virtually in the Action: How Technology Is Changing Sport Photography

Andrew Saunders | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Sport
Andrew Saunders

The Olympics in Rio next month is sure to be a huge spectacle of sporting achievement and success. However, that success won't be limited to the competitors taking part, but will also be true for the new technology being used to capture the event and share it with the world.

Contrary to the Headlines, Athletics Is Clean and Rio Will Be Incredible

Ewan Somerville | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, track and field athletics is once again embroiled in scandal, controversy, and disgust. Or in the media it is. On Friday night I was lucky enough to bear witness to the electricity meter at the London Olympic Stadium explode with the buzz of the Anniversary Games. It was just fantastic for the world to focus solely on the talent...

Superhuman and the Rest of Us: The Paralympics, Disability and Problems With the Media

Natasha Lipman | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Sport
Natasha Lipman

As much as I am so happy to see disabled people portrayed in such a positive and innovative light (aka just like everyone else, doing the things that anyone would do...shock horror...) my heart also sunk.

An Olympic Approach to Parenting

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

How many times have you sat down to watch the Olympic Games and thought 'I know exactly how that feels'? Not often right, but perhaps we as parents should. It struck me recently that parenting is actually not dissimilar to this sporting event, with numerous hurdles, sprints and relay's taking place all the time.

Zola Budd, Mary Decker Do Unthinkable 30 Years After Olympic Clash

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Zola Budd and Mary Decker have been filmed doing something no athletics fan would have thought possible over the past 30 years – they go jogging tog...

ASOS Reveal Official ParalympicsGB Ceremony Outfits

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Style

ASOS has partnered with the British Paralympic Association (BPA) to design the official formal and ceremony wear for ParalympicsGB. The team will wear...

Be a Good Sport This Summer...

Tim Stone | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Tim Stone

With a great line-up of sporting events planned for this summer, businesses need to wise up as some of the staff will be wanting to tune in to these d...

Childhood Obesity: Exploding Nightmare

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

If parents can have such an impact on their child's well-being surely it's time more adults begin to take responsibility for their own health, thereby encouraging their children to follow suit?

Muhammad Ali Had the Name He Deserved

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Lauren Booth

Muhammad Ali, the man loved by people of all faiths, nations and walks of life, is laid to rest. The Islamic funeral service in his hometown, Louisvil...

Why Athletics Needs to Move Away From the Runner's Body Uniform

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Tomorrow is the first, official National Eating Disorder Awareness Day and in response to this worldwide recognition of need for awareness, I thought ...

When Sports Becomes Political

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

The new biopic sports drama 'Race', tells the thrilling story of African-American athlete Jesse Owens, and how he overcame racial discrimination both ...

My Journey to Senior Hockey

Lily Owsley | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Sport
Lily Owsley

As a kid, my dream was to play football for England. Wasn't everyone's? That ambition took me to Bristol City FC girls teams at the time I remember at...

Six Ways to Make Your Dreams a Reality

Amber Hill | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport
Amber Hill

My biggest dream in life has always been to compete in the Olympics for Great Britain, and now it's less than 100 days until Rio 2016 and I can't believe it! It's all starting to feel very real for me so I've been reflecting on my journey so far, and I want to start to encourage others to believe that they too can make their dreams a reality.

This Is Why You Should NOT Go to the Olympics in Rio

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport
Philippe Ladvocat

This is not an easy article to write. Being a native of Brazil myself, I obviously root for the country to get better and stronger. And that's exactly why I can't stay quiet in this crucial moment. I won't mention all the amazingly beautiful nature, the warm and friendly people or the party atmosphere, that's well known. This is about the side you won't see in the Carnival pictures. So here is why you should not go to the Olympics in Rio...

Team GB And Paralympics GB Kit Revealed For Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Style

The Rio Olympic Games are just 100 days away and to celebrate, the official Team GB and Paralympic GB kits were revealed. As in 2012, the kit has been...

Why Rugby Joining the Olympics Means So Much to Fiji

Ben Ryan | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Sport
Ben Ryan

Rugby joining the Olympics this year presents an incredible opportunity, both for Fiji and for rugby as a whole. We collectively just need to make sure we safeguard the sport with the correct regulations, so the whole world can benefit from the love for rugby that I've witnessed as coach of Fiji.

The Story of a Not-Quite Olympian

Beckie Middleton | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Sport
Beckie Middleton

It's been over two years since my last cap, I'm not even in the GB squad any more and I still find it impossible to get my head around Rio being so soon. It kills me feeling like the odd one out in large parts of my friendship group, not having that same daily routine and camaraderie and sense that I'm part of something.

Life Beneath a London Drug Den

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Jonnie Bayfield

About two years ago I moved into a property buried deep in a London suburb. For reasons that will become clear the location will remain undisclosed, though It is owned by a housing trust and leased out to an agency; who fill it with people like me in order to keep vandals and sex workers from illegally squatting in the empty building. It's a regular fixture in the London living scene (especially for struggling artists) so I won't bore you with the details.

Get Ready for Rio This Summer!

Alexia Cowley | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

Are you one of the lucky ones who happen to be flying over to Rio to watch the Olympics and Paralympics this summer? But not entirely sure as to how to prepare for it? Well, here are some excellent tips which will help you stay as safe, healthy and street-wise as possible during your time in Brazil!

Forecasting the Future of Rugby

Brian O'Driscoll | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport
Brian O'Driscoll

Rugby is certain to become more and more a global game, just as Hong Kong is a truly global tournament. New nations are already emerging and this is only set to continue in the coming years as the Olympic opportunity grows interest in rugby from governing bodies.

What Has Violence Got to Do With the Olympic Games?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Sport
Beth McLoughlin

Despite the problems they face, all the vulnerable children I spoke to at the Street Child Games were looking forward to the Olympic Games in Rio this year. The power of sport to inspire and transform lives is immense - how much better it would be if that was harnessed without any harm being committed at the same time.

The Forgotten English Cradle of United States Rugby

Stephen Cooper | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

Barely weeks after the first English Premiership rugby game played in New Jersey, USA by Saracens and London Irish, new evidence has emerged of an earlier American connection to another historic London club.

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Marseille

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

There is no better person to show you round Marseille than a man who's jumped out of a plane right above it! Olympic 2012 gold medallist Florent Manau...

Nicola Adams Has An Inspiring Message For LGBT People In Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Beaming with pride as she walks through the door, Nicola Adams has an air of confidence as we meet on level 42 of the Leadenhall building in the heart...