UK Olympics

My Journey to the Commonwealth Games

Conrad Williams | Posted 25.07.2014 | 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 25.07.2014 | 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 24.07.2014 | 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 24.07.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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 24.06.2014 | 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 20.06.2014 | 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 16.06.2014 | 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...

Goodbye Andy Murray, Team GB Hero

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Remember those wonderful scenes at Wimbledon when the country joined in celebration as Andy Murray won Olympic gold? Well, forget them. That's beca...

Oscar Trial: A Comedy of Errors

Cassandra Ward | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Cringing in the courtroom was near-audible as an 'expert witness' for the defence was torn apart by the prosecution at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius today.

Reeva's Love for Oscar Is Read Out at His Murder Trial

Cassandra Ward | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

"Roses are red, violets are blue, I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you." Oscar Pistorius' voice trembled as he read out Reeva Steenkamp's Valentine's message to him at his murder trial today, following a gruelling five days of cross-examination by state prosecutor, Gerrie Nel.

Pistorius Sobs Heavily: "Before I Knew It, I'd Fired Four Shots"

Cassandra Ward | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Cassandra Ward

Oscar Pistorius gave a heart-wrenching testimony at his murder trial in Pretoria today. The sports star was in clear emotional distress as he howled uncontrollably in the dock recalling Reeva's lifeless body just moments after he shot her.

Olympic Hero Thorpe In Intensive Care And 'May Lose Use Of An Arm'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport

Ian Thorpe may lose the use of an arm after he contracted a bug following surgery while at home in Switzerland. The 31-year-old has returned to his...

Boris And Harry Are The Kings Of Swing

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

Prince Harry and London Mayor Boris Johnson became the Kings of Swing for a day when they tested the new attractions at London's Queen Elizabeth Olymp...

Rugby Sevens World Series Feels Olympic Fever

Christina Macfarlane | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Sport
Christina Macfarlane

If Rugby Sevens continues to grow on this trajectory, we might even see more numbers from the host nation follow in the tradition of William Webb Ellis and pick up a ball and run with it, rather than kick it, by the time the Olympics comes back around.

Your Guide to Annoying People on the Bus

Fez Sayed | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fez Sayed

Like Spike Lee's aptly titled movie, 'Get on the Bus', I've decided to examine the random characters I always come across on my weekday commute home from making an honest buck. I say honest buck. I mean expenses only internship. (Just kidding London360, I love ya really).

The Changing World of Journalism

Tala Sweiss | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Journalism as we know it is regularly changing. A journalist is no longer somebody that just reports, write articles or searches for a journalist. We are all so much more than that, we contribute to the everyday process of finding, sharing, confirming news whether it is minor or major. It is vital to be able to multi-task, to carry out whatever task is needed to complete your story instead of the traditional journalist who would normally just write...

Vancouver and Sochi: 6,000 Miles Apart and Worlds Apart in Technology Terms

Garry Veale | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

With the Winter Olympic Games done and dusted for 2014 and all the many athletes, organisers and journalists back home, the Avaya team has been looking back on our previous Olympics experience and marvelling at the great distance the world and technology have come in only four years.

Funding a Future Generation: Where No Child Is Left Behind

Kat Pugh | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

This week I attended the Commonwealth Observance Day service, where I was privileged to hear from Lord Coe, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Malala Yousafzai. The theme of the event centred around team as the Commonwealth builds up to the 2014 games.