UK Olympics

Vladimir Putin's Says 325-Page Report Into Doping Is Not 'Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's spokesman has hit back at accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russia, saying the claims appear unfounded. The Russian Preside...

These Are The Russian Athletes Faced With A Lifetime Ban After Doping Agency Report

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Sport

It has been revealed that London's 2012 Olympics allowed Russian athletes to compete when they should have been suspended for doping violations. A...

How Being A Single Mum Inspired My Return to World-Class Gymnastics

Lisa Mason | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Mason

When the news came out that I was planning to compete again, nobody could quite believe it. Coaches, gymnasts, judges, you name it - they all said it couldn't be done. And I can understand where they were coming from. I was just 18 when I quit - and here I was, a 31-year-old mum expecting to carry on where I'd left off. It was unheard of.

Olympic Rower Saves Drowning Boy Who Said 'I'm 7, I'm Too Young To Die'

PA | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Sport

Former Olympic rower James Cracknell has said he is "so proud" of his son Croyde after they rescued a drowning grandfather and grandson at a beach.The...

The Best Way to Respect the Lionesses? Don't Give Them an 'Olympic Legacy'

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Summer 2012. A group of athletes from an area of sport previously only followed by die-hards and sporting hipsters burst into the nation's consciousne...

Alarming Number Of Olympic Medals May Have Been Won By Doping Athletes

PA | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Sport

More than a third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - have been won by athletes with suspicious doping test results, the ...

This Amazing Fashion Designer Is Making Team GB's 2016 Olympics Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Style

The Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro may still be over a year away, but we've just heard some very exciting news... Stella McCartney will retur...

Fiji Has Never Won an Olympic Medal but Rio is Their Best Chance Yet - Exclusive Interview

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

For those of us who haven't yet been formally introduced to rugby 7's and for those of you who are hardened fans of the sport I spoke to Ben Ryan, coach of the world's number one ranked rugby 7's team Fiji, to find out exactly how he feels about the upcoming Olympic games...

In Defence of Drug Cheats

Damian Reilly | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Sport
Damian Reilly

Only by accepting the realities of doping, as we would any criminal other activity, will we eradicate it.

Brazil Welcomed 1.7million Tourists During World Cup Months

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Besides improving the perception of Brazil and increasing awareness of the diversity of the Brazilian people, the success of the large events we have held, culminating in the 2016 Olympic Games, will help to increase the influence that tourism has on Brazil's economic development.

Can't Wait to Follow England's Women's Footballers at the Rio Olympics?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

After England's storming run to the semi final and ultimate 3rd place finish at the 2015 Women's World Cup, I can't wait to see how they get on at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Although hang on, it won't be England, it'll be a Team GB side - still, I can't wait, they should be medal contenders...

Forget Team GB - Five Reasons Olympic Football Is Going To Be Awesome

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The weight of doom England fans carried when gearing up for the World Cup was heavy and the media wrote about nothing more than the impending disappointment we are so used to facing. So this time it's easier and a hell of a lot less painful - we're not even there! Perhaps now we can enjoy the football.

Heading to Rio

Georgie Twigg | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Sport
Georgie Twigg

Ecstatic and a little bit tired. That covered my feelings on the plane home from Valencia after the GB women's hockey team had won a gold medal in the World League semi-finals AND - more significantly qualified for the Olympics in Rio...

As the First European Games Open in Baku, Will There Ever Be A Second?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

June 12th 2015, and the Opening Ceremony of the 1st European Games takes place in Azerbaijan, to much excitement - or did it..? Well yes, it did. It ...

UK Sport - World Class Success

David C. M. Carter | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Sport
David C. M. Carter

The UK has a well-developed model to achieve 'good', however motivating Millennials to become great will be hard without change. We have 46 Olympic sports but to get to 60 Gold medals, most incremental medals will come from 'outside the model' (such as new sports like Snowboarding). How refreshing to witness a UK sports think tank engaging with how to achieve that. It made me proud to be British.

Olympic Gold Medallist Removes His Daughter's Loose Tooth... With A Javelin

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Sport

Normally parents will attach a piece of string to their children's loose teeth and just give it a tug, but former Olympic decathlete Bryan Clay had so...

Usain Bolt: The Movie - Will It Have a Happy Ending?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

This week an Usain Bolt film has been announced, made by the men behind Class Of '92, Ben and Gabe Turner at Fulwell 73. The film will follow Usain as he heads towards the Rio Olympics next year and his retirement season in 2017. The story line above could well be what we see played out in this movie.

#HelloBaku - The European Games Come to Azerbaijan

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Sport
Fiyaz Mughal

In just over three months, the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan will welcome athletes from across Europe in the first ever European games. Great Britain will send its largest contingent of athletes since the Beijing Games of 2008.

Match in Progress

Debbie Lye | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Sport
Debbie Lye

As a former Chair of the UN Working Group on Sport for Development and Peace I wonder what, if anything, has sport contributed to the progress of the human and social MDGs? And how is that momentum continuing?

Design by the Pound

Jim Prior | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Jim Prior

There's no doubt in my mind that the tide is starting to turn in favour of making great design an essential component of better business and a better society. But it remains the case that such approaches are the exception rather than the rule.

The Lesson of Rugby's Super Saturday: Let's Reward Risk

Grant Feller | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

Like the spectacular solar eclipse that many were fortunate to witness the previous day, last Saturday's extraordinary day of rugby was an event made more memorable by its rarity...

As Rio 2016 Draws Closer, When Will Discrimination End For Sportswomen In Saudi Arabia?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lacking the motivation to partake in an active lifestyle? Spare a thought, then, for women in Saudi Arabia who are actively discouraged - and even...

Pole Vault + GoPro = AWESOME.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Sport

US pole vaulter Allison Stokke may not have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games, but judging by her latest video she's looking at a spot in Rio in 20...

Joey For Rio 2016? Erm... Probably Not

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Joey Essex is so pleased with his performance in ‘The Jump’ that he's now said he wants to compete in next year’s Olympic games. SEE MORE: H...

7 Sporting Near Death Experiences

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Sport

A near death experience in the 2006 Winter Olympics changed the life and career of one of the greatest skiers in American Alpine history, Bode Miller....