UK Olympics

'He's A ****' - Carrick's Missus Does The Fighting For Him Over Keane Rant (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Sport

Michael Carrick's wife, Lisa, slammed Roy Keane after the former Manchester United captain criticised her husband. Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United...

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

What ever am I going to do with my nights now that I won't be swooning over the talented Olympic athletes looking ever so dashing (AKA sexy) in their uniforms. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There is just something so attractive about an athlete in an Olympic uniform.

Fashion at Sochi:Who Wears It Best?

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport
The Conversation UK

So, your country is one of 88 participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. How do you get noticed? The winter games may not get as much coverage as the those in the summer, so fashion is used as a marketing ploy, blinding us all with patriotic peacocking.

Could Sochi Provide the Thaw That Anglo-Russian Relations Need?

Ruth Green | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Green

Although Downing Street has gone to great lengths to deny that Cameron is staging any kind of boycott, Bach clearly is far from convinced. "I always think if you don't have a dialogue, it's a missed opportunity."

Russia Should Follow Plushenko's Olympic Example: Know When It's Time to Quit

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

Evgeni Plushenko, bowed out of the competition right before he was to take the ice in the singles event. As disappointed as he undoubtedly was (not to mention the fans), 31-year-old Plushenko has the rest of his life ahead of him, with a stack of Olympic hardware to his name and a celebrity brand to build upon. In time, his decision may be seen as noble- or at the very least, inevitable. Sometimes, you just have to know when it's time to quit. Street protesters in Ukraine and besieged civilians in Syria are probably hoping that the Russian government will follow their golden boy's lead and have the nerve to admit that their current foreign policy just isn't cutting it anymore.

Education Is the Key to Changing Russia

James Wharton | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
James Wharton

We do need to tell President Putin and those horrendous vigilante gangs who hunt down gay men and women on the streets of Russia that what they are doing is vehemently wrong; and we do need to be explicit in singling this European country out over its human rights reputation, but we must allow time and the opportunity for education.

The Impact of Adding Data Analytics to the Winter Games

Sean Farrington | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Sport
Sean Farrington

Many may take that to mean that Norway is the country to back this year, but further data analysis reveals that Liechtenstein has won more medals per capita than any other nation, with nine medals so far, all in Alpine skiing.

'Consumed With Sorrow' - Pistorius Reflects On Steenkamp's Death One Year On

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius has said he is "consumed with sorrow" over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who he shot dead at his home a year ago today....

Lebanon Has Two Kinds of Booby Traps

Lucy Knight | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Lucy Knight

Yesterday in the centre of Beirut the army blocked off roads after a suspicious vehicle was found. It apparently contained some explosives and was thought to be a booby trap. At around the same time, Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun, currently in Sochi competing in Alpine skiing, was the talk of social media when images and video footage of her posing without much on, emerged.

For Better or Worse, the 2014 Olympics Has Put Sochi on the Map

Francisca Stewart | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

I don't know about you, but for me, Sochi has never been a household name. That is, until it became the host of the 2014 Olympics. Now you can't get people to stop talking about this place. So obviously this made me want to learn more about it...

Sochi Olympics - An Opportunity for Peace?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

The Sochi Olympic Games are taking place in a region of tightly interwoven conflicts, the roots of which lie as much in contemporary military, political and social upheaval and the post-soviet geo-politics as in historical events and their various interpretations among different Russian and Caucasian populations...

Should We Boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Western governments have condemned Russia for the last seven months, drawing attention to her horrific human rights record and homophobic actions. However, there is nothing to make Russia pay any attention to these objections - why should she?

Team GB Athlete Tom Brady - A Nouveau Rebel

Nik Thakkar | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Thakkar

Throughout our creative process (which was also supported by Philips, Samsung and Snow Queen Vodka), we've always made the conscious decision to partner with rebels and pioneers; for example every model cast was (and will always be) chosen on account of their personality, creative attributes and character - as opposed to solely their appearance.

Olympic Champion Thorpe 'Admitted To Rehab' For Depression (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has been admitted to rehab for depression after being found "disoriented" in the street. Thorp...

India's First Female Fight Club

Mary Kom | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Mary Kom

Last week I came to London to announce that a long held dream of mine is coming true. In partnership with Vodafone, I'm going to share self-defence techniques and tips with women throughout India. We'll teach women mental and physical skills that will improve their self-confidence and help them defend themselves.

The Olympics Will Endure in Spite of Sochi

Sri Sritharan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

To credit Sochi is to say that they have delivered some spectacular venues; and no one doubts that the elusive totalitarianism of Vladimir Putin's leadership will ensure the veneer be laid on thick once the dignitaries land...

What's 'Exciting' Olympic Champion Jessica?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she is pregnant and will miss this summer's Commonwealth Games. The 27-year-old from S...

Dutch Prime Minister Should Give His Flight Ticket For Sotchi to Someone Else

Kris van der Veen | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kris van der Veen

In the country where human rights organizations and lawyers are working overtime, our Prime Minister will visit the opening ceremony of the Winter Oly...

David Coleman: A Career In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Sport

David Coleman, one of the most revered BBC sport commentators, has died at the age of 87. Tributes have poured in for one of the greatest voices in...

David Coleman, Legendary BBC Commentator, Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

David Coleman, one of the most revered BBC sport commentators, has died at the age of 87. The renowned athletics commentator worked for the corpora...

WATCH: Bolt Vs Bus - Who Wins? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has raced against the fastest men in the world - and Prince Harry - but how did he fare (pun intended) against a bus in Argentina? The W...

Barack Obama, David Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Their 'Selfie' Behaviour

Daniel Warner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If Obama, Cameron and Thorning -Schmidt were inspired to whip out their camera phones and start clicking away then why wasn't Naomi Campbell somewhere in that stadium, in full hair and make up, being held aloft in front of a wind machine by Bono and Charlize Theron?

'I'm Still Tom': Why Tom Daley's Coming Out Video Is the Perfect Rebuttal to Russian Olympic Bigotry

Ben Walters | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben Walters

What's most heartening about the public response is that the UK seems to agree. That's good for Tom. It's good for us. And it's good for the world - especially when discussion of the Olympics and LGBT identity is currently dominated by Russian lawmakers' repeated insistence ahead of next year's Winter Olympics at Sochi that the mere acknowledgement of being gay is an act of political propaganda. I'm not, by and large, a patriotic sort. But the huge outpouring of support that has greeted Daley's simple statement has made me proud to be British today. That's partly because it shows how firmly recognition of and respect for LGBT people's basic humanity and dignity has taken root in mainstream society.

England Need to Find 'Team Resilience' for the Ashes

Paul Morgan | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Morgan

I strongly believe England's cricket team must stick together and learn from their experiences before refocusing their efforts on the next Test following their crushing defeat in the First Test of The Ashes against Australia.

'I Couldn't Be Happier' - Daley Reveals He Is In A Gay Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a gay relationship. The 19-year-old revealed he has been dating a man since the spring in a video pos...